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My Favorite Bit: Oliver K Langmead Talks About GLITTERATI

Oliver K. Langmead is joining us today to talk about his novel, Glitterati. Here’s the publisher’s description: A Clockwork Orange and RuPaul’s Drag Race meet Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind in this fabulous dystopian fable about fashion, family and feckless billionaires. Simone is one of the Glitterati, the elite living lives of luxury and leisure. Slave to the ever-changing tides …

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My Favorite Bit: R.W.W. Greene Talks About MERCURY RISING

R.W.W. Green is joining us today to talk about his novel, Mercury Rising. Here’s the publisher’s description: Alternative history with aliens, an immortal misanthrope and SF tropes aplenty  The year is 1975 – Robert Oppenheimer has invented the Atomic Engine, the first human has walked on the moon, and Jet Carson and the Eagle Seven …

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Supplemental material for Writing Excuses — A Fire in the Heavens

NOTE: This is a post revived from the archives. This material was previously available prior to the page becoming unavailable — but now it’s back! You can read the novelette, A Fire in the Heavens, here. For Writing Excuses, we are demonstrating our process by actually working through some stories from brainstorming, through outlining, to the story …

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My Favorite Bit: Steven Kotler Talks About THE DEVIL’S DICTIONARY

Steven Kotler is joining us today to talk about his novel, The Devil’s Dictionary. Here’s the publisher’s description: Hard to say exactly when the human species fractured. Harder to say when this new talent arrived. But Lion Zorn, protagonist of Last Tango in Cyberspace, is the first of his kind—an empathy tracker, an emotional forecaster, with …

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My Favorite Bit: Chris Panatiers Talks About STRINGERS

Chris Panatier is joining us today to talk about his novel, Stringers. Here’s the publisher’s description: Knowledge can get you killed. Especially if you have no idea what it means. Ben is not a genius, but he can spout facts about animals and wristwatches with the best of experts. He just can’t explain how he knows any …

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Where to Find MRK at Eastercon: Reclamation 2022

Eastercons are fan-run British Science Fiction Convention events and have run most years since 1948. They begin on the Friday of the Easter weekend and finish on the Monday, with a variety of panels, talks, workshops, Kaffeeklatsches (small group chats with an author), book readings, quizzes, gaming, filking (sci-fi sing-alongs) and much, much more. This …

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My Favorite Bit: James S. Murray and Carsen Smith Talk About Area 51 Interns: Alien Summer

Carsen Smith is joining us today to talk about the novel she co-wrote with James S. Murray, Area 51 Interns: Alien Summer. Here’s the publisher’s description: It’s the first day of summer vacation, and Viv Harlow just wants to relax with her friends at the beach before they all go to different high schools next …

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My Favorite Bit: Mary Robinette Kowal Talks About MOLLY ON THE MOON

Today the author joining us is me! My first picture book, Molly on the Moon, is out today. Here’s the publisher’s description: A big sister finds that even in a place as lonely as the moon, all you need is a little creativity—and someone to play with—in Molly on the Moon, the debut picture book from …

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Join Us at Parnassus Books in Celebrating MOLLY ON THE MOON, April 13th!

Join me for the book launch of MOLLY ON THE MOON at Parnassus Books on April 13th, 6:30PM Central! There will be a little goodie from Molly for all attendees. Haven’t you always wanted to learn to make moon cookies? Space is limited due to Parnassus’ covid policy, so please make sure to RSVP if …

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My Favorite Bit: Khan Wong Talks About The Circus Infinite

Khan Wong is joining us today to talk about his novel, The Circus Infinite. Here’s the publisher’s description: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet meets Cirque du Soleil in this found-family, queer space fantasy Hunted by those who want to study his gravity powers, Jes makes his way to the best place for …

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My Favorite Bit: Joe R. Lansdale Talks About BORN FOR TROUBLE

Joe R. Lansdale is joining us today to talk about his story collection, Born For Trouble. Here’s the publisher’s description: When you meet him, Hap Collins seems like just a good ol’ boy. But even in his misspent youth, his best pal was Leonard Pine: black, gay, and the ultimate outsider. Together, they have sort …

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My Favorite Bit: Heather Osborne Talks About SONG BROKEN

Heather Osborne is joining us today to talk about her novel, Songbroken. Here’s the publisher’s description: She sang a vow to learn to heal, but the person she needed to save was herself. Nils is a healer’s apprentice faced with a difficult choice. Only men are allowed to be healers. But if Nils denies her …

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