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Patreon Event: Interviewing Experts with Gabriel Swiney, Space Lawyer, 8PM Eastern Tonight

January 18, 2022— 7PM CST to 7:50 pm CST Mary Robinette hosts an interview with an expert in their field once a month for her $25 Patreon supporters. The topic rotates depending on the guest’s area of expertise. Gabriel Swiney is an international space lawyer for the U.S. Department of State. He advises the United States National …

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My Favorite Bit: Cassandra Rose Clark Talks About THE BEHOLDEN

Cassandra Rose Clark is joining us today to talk about her novel, The Beholden. Here’s the publisher’s description: Orphaned as young women, Celestia and Izara De Malena find themselves land rich but destitute, with only a failing rainforest acreage, Celestia’s perfect manners, and Izara’s nascent magic to their aristocratic names. With the last of their …

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My Favorite Bit: Ron Walters Talks About DEEP DIVE

Ron Walters is joining us today to talk about his novel, Deep Dive. Here’s the publisher’s description: When your reality shatters, what will you do to put it back together again? Still reeling from the failure of his last project, videogame developer Peter Banuk is working hard to ensure his next game doesn’t meet the …

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My Favorite Bit: Benjamin Percy Talks About THE UNFAMILIAR GARDEN

Benjamin Percy is joining us today to talk about his novel, The Unfamiliar Garden. Here’s the publisher’s description: The night the sky fell, Jack and Nora Abernathy’s daughter vanished in the woods. And Mia’s disappearance broke her parents’ already fragile marriage. Unable to solve her own daughter’s case, Nora lost herself in her work as …

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My Favorite Bit: Janice L. Newman Talks About AT FIRST CONTACT

Janice L. Newman is joining us today to talk about her series of novella, At First Contact. Here’s the publisher’s description: The Fantastical Romances You’ve Been Craving Hugo Finalist Janice L. Newman presents a touching trio of romances in a speculative vein. From the edge of space, to the shadows of the paranormal, to the …

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My Favorite Bit: L.L. Stephens Talks About SORDANEON

L.L. Stephens is joining us today to talk about the novel Sordaneon. Here’s the publisher’s description: Secrets sheathe swords. A fallen world is littered with the corpses of broken god-machines, and a sheltered, angry youth is destined to re-awaken their power. But to embody a god, Dorilian Sordaneon must first learn to be human… Dorilian …

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My Favorite Bit: Juliet Kemp Talks About THE RISING FLOOD

Juliet Kemp is joining us today to talk about their novel, The Rising Flood. Here’s the publisher’s description: Hope alone cannot withstand a rising flood A darkness writhes in the heart of Teren. The Academy is unleashing demons on dissenters, and refugees rush to leave the capital with nothing but their lives and a hope. …

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My Favorite Bit: J.S. Fields Talks About ARDULUM: THE BATTLE FOR PRUITCU

J.S. Fields is joining us today to talk about their novel, Ardulum: The Battle for Pruitcu. Here’s the publisher’s description: Fifteen years ago, Guard Four stood by and watched her friend, Atalant, be jettisoned into space for questioning their planet’s religion. Atalant should have died. Instead, she disappeared. Consumed by guilt, Guard Four trawls space, …

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My Favorite Bit: Michael Bishop Talks About A FEW LAST WORDS FOR THE LATE IMMORTALS

Michael Bishop is joining us today to talk about his collection, A Few Last Words for the Late Immortals. Here’s the publisher’s description: This retrospective Michael Bishop collection of fifty short pieces (thirty-four stories, fifteen poems or prose-poems, and one amusing Moon-based play about writing SF, “The Grape Jelly and Mustard Method”) spans the author’s …

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My Favorite Bit: M.A. Carrick Talks About THE LIAR’S KNOT

M. A. Carrick is joining us today to talk about their novel, The Liar’s Knot. Here’s the publisher’s description: TRUST IS THE THREAD THAT BINDS. AND THE ROPE THAT HANGS. In Nadežra, peace is as tenuous as a single thread. The ruthless House Indestor has been destroyed, but darkness still weaves through the city’s filthy …

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Where to Find Mary Robinette in December (Hint: At Worldcon!)

Welcome to December! In terrifying news, it is nearly 2022. But before the new year arrives, we have quite a bit to do. Some of it involves my usual Patreon events – including my monthly Writing Date, which is tonight at 8PM Eastern! But, as you may have heard, this month also includes Worldcon! As …

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My Favorite Bit: Erika L. Satifka Talks About HOW TO GET TO APOCALYPSE AND OTHER DISASTERS

Erika L. Satifka is joining us today to talk about her novel, How To Get To Apocalypse and Other Disasters. Here’s the publisher’s description: The apocalypse can take many forms. Possibly our end will come by way of an addictive cell phone game that manipulates its users into a crowd-sourced mass murder. Or perhaps our …

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My Favorite Bit: Tobias S. Buckell Talks About SHOGGOTHS IN TRAFFIC AND OTHER STORIES

Tobias Buckell is joining us today to talk about his short story collection, Shoggoths in Traffic and Other Stories. Here’s the publisher’s description: Traffic is piling up, and strange things are headed your way in this new story collection by World Fantasy Award-winning author Tobias S. Buckell. In these twenty-seven stories you’ll find inhabitants of …

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My Favorite Bit: Jamie Lackey Talks About A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME

Jamie Lackey is joining us today to talk about her novelette, A Rose by Any Other Name. Here’s the publisher’s description: Juliet is the perfect daughter to her cold parents. She’s devoted to her magic studies, studious and serious, and she even spends her weekends at home. If she’s a little lonely, well, that hardly …

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