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My Favorite Bit: Fran Wilde talks about THE FIRE OPAL MECHANISM

Fran Wilde is joining us today to talk about her novella The Fire Opal Mechanism. Here’s the publisher’s description: The Fire Opal Mechanism is the fast-paced and lively sequel to Fran Wilde’s The Jewel and Her Lapidary Jewels and their lapidaries and have all but passed into myth. Jorit, broke and branded a thief, just wants to …

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My Favorite Bit: Anna Kashina talks about SHADOWBLADE

Anna Kashina is joining us today to talk about her novel Shadowblade. Here’s the publisher’s description: A young sword prodigy must impersonate a lost princess and throw her life into a deadly political game, in this kinetic epic fantasy novel by the author of the award-winning Majat Code series Naia dreams of becoming a Jaihar Blademaster, …

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My Favorite Bit: T.D. Walker talks about SMALL WAITING OBJECTS

T.D. Walker is joining us today to talk about Small Waiting Objects, her collection of science fiction poems. Here’s the publisher’s description: In the near future, kitchen appliances question, console, and bewilder their owners. Extraterrestrials leave behind sub-dermal implants and complicated daughters. A second moon settles into orbit around Earth, a moon which challenges those …

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My Favorite Bit: Maurice Broaddus talks about PIMP MY AIRSHIP

Maurice Broaddus is joining us today to talk about his novel Pimp My Airship. Here’s the publisher’s description: Warning: Don’t Believe the Hype! All the poet called Sleepy wants to do is spit his verses, smoke chiba, and stay off the COP’s radar—all of which becomes impossible once he encounters a professional protestor known as (120 …

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My Favorite Bit: Danielle L. Jensen talks about DARK SHORES

Danielle L. Jensen is joining us today to talk about her new novel Dark Shores. Here’s the publisher’s description: High seas adventure, blackmail, and meddling gods meet in Dark Shores, a thrilling first novel in a fast-paced new YA fantasy series by USA Today bestselling author Danielle L. Jensen. In a world divided by meddlesome gods and treacherous oceans, …

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My Favorite Bit: Wendy Nikel talks about THE CASSANDRA COMPLEX

Wendy Nikel is joining us today to talk about The Cassandra Complex, the third novella in the Place In Time series. Here’s the publisher’s description: Cass is a 22nd century university student who – like most young adults – has always believed her parents were a bit stuck in the past. But on her eighteenth birthday …

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My Favorite Bit: William C. Tracy talks about FRUITS OF THE GODS

William C. Tracy is joining us today to talk about his novel Fruits of the Gods. Here’s the publishers description: Sisters Kisare and Belili uproot an ancient box in their owner’s orchard and find a miracle inside: a fifth godfruit in a society that knows only four. It is punishable by death for non-nobles to eat …

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My Favorite Bit: Meg Elison talks about THE BOOK OF FLORA

Meg Elison is joining us today to talk about her novel The Book of Flora, the last of the Road to Nowhere trilogy. Here’s the publisher’s description: In this Philip K. Dick Award–winning series, one woman’s unknowable destiny depends on a bold new step in human evolution. In the wake of the apocalypse, Flora has come …

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My Favorite Bit: Kay Kenyon talks about NEST OF THE MONARCH

Kay Kenyon is joining us today to talk about the final book in her Dark Talents trilogy, Nest of the Monarch. Here’s the publisher’s description: Kim Tavistock, undercover in Berlin as the wife of a British diplomat, uncovers a massive conspiracy that could change the course of the war—and she’s the only one in position to …

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My Favorite Bit: Ashok K. Banker talks about UPON A BURNING THRONE

Ashok K. Banker is joining us today with his novel Upon a Burning Throne. Here’s the publisher’s description: From international sensation Ashok K. Banker, pioneer of the fantasy genre in India, comes the first book in a ground-breaking, epic fantasy series inspired by the ancient Indian classic, The Mahabharata In a world where demigods and demons walk …

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My Favorite Bit: Lara Elena Donnelly talks about AMNESTY

Lara Elena Donnelly is joining us today to talk about her novel Amnesty, the conclusion of the Amberlough Dossier. Here’s the publisher’s description: In Amberlough City, out of the ASHES of revolution, a TRAITOR returns, a political CAMPAIGN comes to a roaring head, and the people demand JUSTICE for crimes past. As a nation struggles to …

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My Favorite Bit: Jaine Fenn talks about BROKEN SHADOW

Jaine Fenn is joining us today with her conclusion to the Shadowlands duology, Broken Shadow. Here’s the publisher’s description: The sky is falling, and only one dilettante scientist can save the world, in the startling finale of the Shadowlands duology Rhia Harlyn risks death for science. Accused of heresy for promoting an unorthodox cosmology, she …

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My Favorite Bit: Caitlin Starling talks about THE LUMINOUS DEAD

Caitlin Starling is joining us today with her debut novel The Luminous Dead. Here’s the publisher’s description: A thrilling, atmospheric debut with the intensive drive of The Martian and Gravity and the creeping dread of Annihilation, in which a caver on a foreign planet finds herself on a terrifying psychological and emotional journey for survival. When Gyre Price lied her way into …

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My Favorite Bit: Timothy Jay Smith talks about THE FOURTH COURIER

Timothy Jay Smith is joining us today to talk about his novel The Fourth Courier. Here’s the publisher’s description: It is 1992 in Warsaw, Poland, and the communist era has just ended. A series of grisly murders suddenly becomes an international case when it’s feared that the victims may have been couriers smuggling nuclear material out …

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My Favorite Bit: Arkady Martine talks about A MEMORY CALLED EMPIRE

Arkady Martine is joining us today to talk about her novel A Memory Called Empire. Here is the publisher’s description: Ambassador Mahit Dzmare arrives in the center of the multi-system Teixcalaanli Empire only to discover that her predecessor, the previous ambassador from their small but fiercely independent mining Station, has died. But no one will admit …

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