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My Favorite Bit: Mary Robinette Kowal and Alyshondra Meacham talk about THE FATED SKY

Yay! New book! The Fated Sky released today and while normally on My Favorite Bit, we have the author talk, I decided to invite my assistant and first reader, Alyshondra, to talk about her favorite bit. My thinking is that it will give you a little bit of an insight into how a first reader …

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My Favorite Bit: Michael Mammay talks about PLANETSIDE

Michael Mammay is joining us today to talk about his novel Planetside. Here is the publisher’s description: A seasoned military officer uncovers a deadly conspiracy on a distant, war-torn planet… War heroes aren’t usually called out of semi-retirement and sent to the far reaches of the galaxy for a routine investigation. So when Colonel Carl Butler …

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My Favorite Bit: Claire O’Dell talks about A STUDY IN HONOR

Claire O’Dell is joining us today to talk about her novel A Study In Honor. Here’s the publisher’s description: Set in a near future Washington, D.C., a clever, incisive, and fresh feminist twist on a classic literary icon—Sherlock Holmes—in which Dr. Janet Watson and covert agent Sara Holmes will use espionage, advanced technology, and the power …

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My Favorite Bit: Kate Alice Marshall talks about I AM STILL ALIVE

Kate Alice Marshall is joining us today with her novel I Am Still Alive. Here’s the publisher’s description: After: Jess is alone. Her cabin has burned to the ground. She knows if she doesn’t act fast, the cold will kill her before she has time to worry about food. But she is still alive—for now. Before: Jess hadn’t …

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My Favorite Bit: Michi Trota and Matt Peters talk about UNCANNY MAGAZINE Year Five

Michi Trota and Matt Peters are joining us today to talk about the Uncanny Magazine Year Five Kickstarter, running until Aug 24, 2018. Here’s a description: Over the last few years, Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas ran Kickstarters for the two-time Hugo Award-winning Uncanny Magazine Years One, Two, Three, and Four. We promised …

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My Favorite Bit: Ruthanna Emrys talks about DEEP ROOTS

Ruthanna Emrys is joining us today to talk about her novel Deep Roots. Here’s the publisher’s description: Ruthanna Emrys’ Innsmouth Legacy, which began with Winter Tide and continues with Deep Roots, confronts H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos head-on, boldly upturning his fear of the unknown with a heart-warming story of found family, acceptance, and perseverance in the face of …

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My Favorite Bit: Kameron Hurley talks about APOCALYPSE NYX

Kameron Hurley is joining us today with her novel Apocalypse Nyx. Here’s the publisher’s description: Ex-government assassin turned bounty-hunter, Nyx, is good at solving other people’s problems. Her favorite problem-solving solution is punching people in the face. Then maybe chopping off some heads. Hey―it’s a living. Nyx’s disreputable reputation has been well earned. After all, she’s …

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Where to Find Mary in August

The Fated Sky comes out in T-20 days! Preorder it here, and be with us on liftoff! Here’s where you can find Mary this August. August 1 Firefly Fiber Arts Summer Book Event – Chicago, Illinois August 7 Online Patreon Writing Date August 9-11 #NASASocial: Parker Solar Probe Launch – Cape Canaveral, Florida August 12 …

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My Favorite Bit: Jason Denzel talks about MYSTIC DRAGON

Jason Denzel is joining us today to talk about his novel Mystic Dragon. Here’s the publisher’s description: Seven years have passed since lowborn Pomella AnDone became an unlikely Mystic’s apprentice. Though she has achieved much in a short time, as a rare celestial event approaches, Pomella feels the burden of being a Mystic more than ever. …

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My Favorite Bit: Wendy Nikel talks about THE GRANDMOTHER PARADOX

Wendy Nikel is joining us today to talk about her novel The Grandmother Paradox. Here’s the publisher’s description: When Dr. Wells, the head of the Place in Time Travel Agency, learns that someone’s trying to track down the ancestors of his star employee, there are few people he can turn to without revealing her secrets. But …

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My accent, Calculating Stars, and identity

A friend of mine was listening to the audiobook of Calculating Stars and said that usually when he listens to audiobooks narrated by friends, he’s like, “Oh good, my friend is going to tell me a story.” Listening to Calculating Stars, he said, “There’s this other woman, Elma, and I’m totally invested in her and there was nothing of …

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My Favorite Bit: TJ Berry talks about SPACE UNICORN BLUES

TJ Berry is joining us today with her book Space Unicorn Blues. Here’s the publisher’s description: A misfit crew race across the galaxy to prevent the genocide of magical creatures, in this unique science fiction debut. Having magical powers makes you less than human, a resource to be exploited. Half-unicorn Gary Cobalt is sick of slavery, …

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