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My Favorite Bit: Jim C. Hines talks about TERMINAL ALLIANCE

Jim C. Hines is joining us today with his novel Terminal Alliance. Here’s the publisher’s description: In his hilarious new sci-fi series, Jim C. Hines introduces the unlikely heroes that may just save the galaxy: a crew of space janitors. The Krakau came to Earth to invite humanity into a growing alliance of sentient species. However, …

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My Favorite Bit: Richard Baker talks about VALIANT DUST

Richard Baker is joining us today with his novel Valiant Dust. Here’s the publisher’s description: Sikander Singh North has always had it easy―until he joined the crew of the Aquilan Commonwealth starship CSS Hector. As the ship’s new gunnery officer and only Kashmiri, he must constantly prove himself better than his Aquilan crewmates, even if he …

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My Favorite Bit: James Alan Gardner talks about ALL THOSE EXPLOSIONS WERE SOMEONE ELSE’S FAULT

James Alan Gardner is joining us today with his novel All Those Explosions Were Someone Else’s Fault. Here’s the publisher’s description: Monsters are real. But so are heroes. Sparks are champions of weird science. Boasting capes and costumes and amazing super-powers that only make sense if you don’t think about them too hard, they fight an …

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My Favorite Bit: R. E. Stearns talks about BARBARY STATION

R.E. Stearns is joining us today with her book Barbary Station. Here’s the publisher’s description: Two engineers hijack a spaceship to join some space pirates—only to discover the pirates are hiding from a malevolent AI. Now they have to outwit the AI if they want to join the pirate crew—and survive long enough to enjoy …

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My Favorite Bit: J. R. R. R. Hardison talks about DEMON FREAKS

J.R.R.R. Hardison is joining us today with his novel Demon Freaks. Here’s the publisher’s description: It’s the night before the SAT test. The forces of darkness are stirring. Twin brothers, Bing and Ron Slaughter, know they’ve got to cram like their lives depend on it because their college plans sure do. If they don’t ace …

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My Favorite Bit: Elizabeth Bonesteel talks about BREACH OF CONTAINMENT

Elizabeth Bonesteel is joining us today with her novel Breach of Containment. Here’s the publisher’s description: A reluctant hero must prevent war in space and on Earth in this fast-paced military science fiction thriller from the author of The Cold Between and Remnants of Trust—a page-turning hybrid combining the gritty, high-octane thrills of James S. A. Corey and the …

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My Favorite Bit: J.S. Fields talks about ARDULUM: SECOND DON

J.S. Fields is joining us today with her novel Ardulum: Second Don. Here’s the publisher’s description: The Charted Systems are in pieces. Mercy’s Pledge is destroyed, and her captain dead. With no homes to return to, the remaining crew sets off on a journey to find the mythical planet of Ardulum—a planet where Emn might find her …

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My Favorite Bit: Liz Duffy Adams and Delia Sherman talk about TREMONTAINE Season 3

Liz Duffy Adams and Delia Sherman join us today to talk about Season 3 of the serial fiction Tremontaine. Here’s the series description: Welcome to Tremontaine, where ambition, love affairs, and rivalries dance with deadly results.  In this serial, Ellen Kushner and a team of writers return readers to the world of scandal and swordplay …

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My Favorite Bit: Alethea Kontis talks about WHEN TINKER MET BELL

Alethea Kontis is joining us today with her novel When Tinker Met Bell. Here’s the publisher’s description: Everybody knows that goblins and fairies can’t be friends. But that never stopped Tinker and Bell. Bellamy Merriweather Larousse isn’t like the other fairies at Harmswood Academy, with her giant wings and their magical dust. “Southern Bell” works …

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My Favorite Bit: Tom Doyle talks about WAR AND CRAFT

Tom Doyle is joining us today with his novel War and Craft. Here’s the book’s description: America, land of the free… and home of the warlocks. America’s occult defenders are the secret families who have sworn to use their power to protect our republic. But there are those who reject America’s dream and have chosen …

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My Favorite Book: Fran Wilde talks about HORIZON

Fran Wilde is here today to talk to us about her novel Horizon. Here’s the description: In the Bone Universe trilogy finale, the living sky-city of bone towers is on the brink of destruction. Rebellion roils the skies. And almost-siblings, always friends Kirit Skyshouter and Nat Brokenwings seem to have lost everything, including each other. As the city crumbles, Kirit, …

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My Favorite Bit: Catherine Schaff-Stump talks about THE VESSEL OF RA

Catherine Schaff-Stump is joining us today with her novel The Vessel of Ra. Here’s the publisher’s description: While traveling in Venice in 1837, Lucy Klaereon, in order to save her family’s honor and her immortal soul, decides to commit suicide by drowning herself in the Grand Canal. Unfortunately for Lucy, she is rescued. Her rescuers …

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My Favorite Bit: Susan Forest and Lucas K. Law talk about THE SUM OF US: TALES OF THE BONDED AND BOUND

Susan Forest and Lucas K. Law are joining us today with their anthology The Sum of Us: Tales of the Bonded and Bound. Here is the publisher’s description: The world of caregivers and unsung heroes, the province of ghosts . . . If we believe that we are the protagonists of our lives, then caregivers— …

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My Favorite Bit: Stephanie Burgis talks about SNOWSPELLED

Stephanie Burgis is joining us today with her book Snowspelled. Here’s the publisher’s description: In nineteenth-century Angland, magic is reserved for gentlemen while ladies attend to the more practical business of politics. But Cassandra Harwood has never followed the rules… Four months ago, Cassandra Harwood was the first woman magician in Angland, and she was …

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My Favorite Bit: Michael J. Martinez talks about MJ-12: SHADOWS

Michael J. Martinez is joining us today with his novel MJ-12: Shadows. Here’s the publisher’s description: It’s 1949, and the Cold War is heating up across the world. For the United States, the key to winning might be Variants―once ordinary US citizens, now imbued with strange paranormal abilities and corralled into covert service by the …

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