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My Favorite Bit: Cassandra Khaw Talks About THE ALL-CONSUMING WORLD

Cassandra Khaw is joining us today to talk about their novel, The All-Consuming World. Here’s the publisher’s description: Maya has died and been resurrected into countless cyborg bodies through the years of a long, dangerous career with the infamous Dirty Dozen, the most storied crew of criminals in the galaxy, at least before their untimely …

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My Favorite Bit: David Liss Talks About THE PECULIARITIES

David Liss is joining us today to talk about his novel, The Peculiarities. Here’s the publisher’s description: All of his life, Thomas Thresher has been free of obligation and responsibility. But that is all over now. He is a twenty-three-year-old man whose best days are behind him. Thomas’s older brother Walter has trapped him in …

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My Favorite Bit: Elayne Audrey Becker Talks About FORESTBORN

Elayne Audrey Becker is joining us today to talk about her novel, Forestborn. Here’s the publisher’s description: A young, orphaned shapeshifter in a world that fears magic must risk everything if she hopes to save her only friend in Elayne Audrey Becker’s Forestborn, first in a new fantasy series with a timeless feel.TO BE BORN OF …

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My Favorite Bit: R.W.W. Greene Talks About TWENTY-FIVE TO LIFE

R.W.W. Greene is joining us today to talk about his novel, Twenty-Five To Life. Here’s the publisher’s description: Life goes on for the billions left behind after the humanity-saving colony mission to Proxima Centauri leaves Earth orbit…but what’s the point? Julie Riley is two years too young to get out from under her mother’s thumb, …

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My Favorite Bit: Cassie Hart Talks About BUTCHERBIRD

Cassie Hart is joining us today to talk about her novel, Butcherbird. Here’s the publisher’s description: Something is drawing Jena Benedict’s family to darkness. Her mother, father, brother and baby sister are killed in a barn fire, and Grandmother Rose banishes Jena from the farm. Now, twenty years on, Rose is dying, and Jena returns …

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My Favorite Bit: E. J. Wenstrom Talks About DEPARTURES

E.J. Wenstrom is joining us today to talk about her novel, Departures. Here’s the publisher’s description: Tonight, seventeen-year-old Evalee is scheduled to die. She’s planned her celebration for weeks, and other than leaving her sister Gracelyn behind, she’s ready. The Directorate says this is how it should be, and she trusts them, as all its …

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Interviewing Experts with Astronaut Tanya Harrison – Tomorrow, August 17th! Let’s talk MARS!

My newest Patreon series, Interviewing Experts, continues tomorrow, August 17th, at 7PM CST (8PM Eastern) with Mars expert, Dr. Tanya Harrison. I’ll be conducting an interview with her as if I’m preparing to feature her job in a novel. You get to ask questions, too! Live captioning is provided for accessibility, and recordings are available …

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My Favorite Bit: Susan Forest And Lucas K. Law Talk About SEASONS BETWEEN US

Susan Forest and Lucas K. Law are joining us today to talk about Seasons Between Us: Tales of Identities and Memories, an anthology they edited. Here’s the publisher’s description: What is a life well-lived? How should life be lived? What kind of hopeful stories will you leave behind? Travel with twenty-three speculative fiction authors through …

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My Favorite Bit: Josh Rountree Talks About FANTASTIC AMERICANA: STORIES

Josh Rountree is joining us today to talk about his short story collection, Fantastic Americana: Stories. Here’s the publisher’s description: Yesterday . . . a giant lost himself in America, forever running from the supernatural killers who pursued him, and a witch formed one last spell in hopes of resurrecting her murdered son. Today . …

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My Favorite Bit: Robin C.M. Duncan Talks About DISTANT GARDENS

Robin C.M. Duncan is joining us today to talk about his story in the anthology Distant Gardens, edited by J.S. Fields and Heather Tracy. Here’s the publisher’s description: Rules were made to be broken. From terraformed outposts to magical realms, journey to worlds where deadly plants, rampant biodiversity, or failed terraforming have created irresistible opportunities …

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My Favorite Bit: Jeffery Kluger Talks About HOLDOUT

Jeffery Kluger is joining us today to talk about his novel, Holdout. Here’s the publisher’s description: When evil forces are going unchecked on Earth, a principled astronaut makes a spilt-second decision to try to seek justice in the only place she knows how—the International Space Station. Walli Beckwith is a model astronaut. She graduated at …

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My Favorite Bit: Jason Sizemore and Lesley Conner Talk About Apex Magazine

Jason Sizemore and Lesley Conner are joining us today to talk about Apex Magazine, which is running a Kickstarter until Aug 18, 2021. Here’s a description: Apex Magazine is an online and digital zine of fantastical fiction. For over ten years, we’ve published works filled with marrow and passion, stories that are strange, shocking, beautiful, …

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