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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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My Favorite Bit: Nicole Kornher-Stace Talks About JILLIAN VS. PARASITE PLANET

Nicole Kornher-Stace is joining us today to talk about her novel, Jillian Vs. Parasite Planet. Here’s the publisher’s description: Can an anxious eleven-year-old find her chill and save her family from creepy aliens? Only if she’s the most awesome, super-brave astronaut since Spaceman Spiff! So take a deep breath, grab your sidekick, and blast off with Jillian …

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My Favorite Bit: Ryan Van Loan Talks About THE JUSTICE IN REVENGE

Ryan Van Loan is joining us today to talk about his novel, The Justice In Revenge. Here’s the publisher’s description: Featuring boardroom intrigue, masquerade balls, gondola chases, street gangs, and shapeshifting mages, Ryan Van Loan’s The Justice in Revenge continues the Fall of the Gods series as Buc and Eld turn from pirates to politics and face …

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My Favorite Bit: Ada Hoffman Talks About THE FALLEN

Ada Hoffman is joining us today to talk about her novel, The Fallen, sequel to The Outside. Here’s the publisher’s description: From the immersive and intoxicating world of The Outside, comes the exhilarating sequel from Philip K Dick and Compton Crook Award-nominated author, Ada Hoffmann. The laws of physics acting on the planet of Jai have been …

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My Favorite Bit: Bryce O’Connor Talks About A BLOOD OF KINGS

Bryce O’Connor is joining us today to talk about the novel he wrote with Luke Chmilenko, A Blood of Kings, the Shattered Reigns book 2. Here’s the publisher’s description: Ryn has fallen. Ester could be dying. Bonner is too far away to help. No matter how Declan Idrys looks at his situation, he comes to …

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My Favorite Bit: Clark Thomas Carlton Talks About THE GHOST ANTS OF GRYLLADESH

Clark Thomas Carlton is joining us today to talk about his novel, The Ghost Ants of Grylladesh. Here’s the publisher’s description: Nothing compares to the Antasy Saga, a highly original series set in a distant future where humans have evolved to the size of insects and intertwined with their world. Book One, Prophets of the Ghost Ants, was …

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