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My Favorite Bit: Andrea Phillips talks about Bookburners Season 4

Andrea Phillips is joining us today to talk about Season 4 of the serial fiction Bookburners, written with Max Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, Brian Francis Slattery, and Mur Lafferty. Here’s a description: Everything in the Bookburners’ lives falls into two categories: Before London and After London. Before London, things were strange, sure, but After London . …

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My Favorite Bit: Shannon Eichorn talks about RIGHTS OF USE

Shannon Eichorn is joining us today with her novel Rights of Use. Here is the description: In the 1960s, Project Blue Book assured America that no aliens visited its amber waves or shining seas. Thirty years later, Project Black Book knows better and has the flying saucers to prove it, but they still can’t stop the …

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My Favorite Bit: James Patrick Kelly talks about THE PROMISE OF SPACE AND OTHER STORIES

James Patrick Kelly is joining us today with his short story collection The Promise of Space and Other Stories. Here’s the publisher’s description: Hugo and Nebula Award-winner James Patrick Kelly may offer the “Promise of Space,” but he delivers so much more. The sixteen stories included in this collection demonstrate the versatility of the author as …

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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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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 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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My Favorite Bit: Theodora Goss talks about EUROPEAN TRAVEL FOR THE MONSTROUS GENTLEWOMAN

Theodora Goss is joining us today with her novel European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman. Here’s the publisher’s description: In the sequel to the critically acclaimed The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, Mary Jekyll and the rest of the daughters of literature’s mad scientists embark on a madcap adventure across Europe to rescue another monstrous girl …

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