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My Favorite Bit: Alvaro Zinos-Amaro talks about BEING MICHAEL SWANWICK

Alvaro Zinos-Amaro is joining us today to talk about his biography, Being Michael Swanwick. Here’s the publisher’s description: In 2001, Michael Swanwick published the book-length interview Being Gardner Dozois. Now Swanwick himself becomes the subject of inquiry. During a year of conversations, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro (Traveler of Worlds: Conversations with Robert Silverberg) set about discussing with […]

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My Favorite Bit: Naomi Kritzer LIBERTY’S DAUGHTER

Naomi Kritzer is joining us today to talk about her novel, Liberty’s Daughter. Here’s the publisher’s description: Beck Garrison lives on a seastead – an archipelago of constructed platforms and old cruise ships, assembled by libertarian separatists a generation ago. She’s grown up comfortable and sheltered, but starts doing odd jobs for pocket money. To

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My Favorite Bit: Caroline Hardaker talks about MOTHTOWN

Caroline Hardaker is joining us today to talk about her novel, Mothtown Here’s the publisher’s description: Caroline Hardaker is a poet, librettist, and novelist from the northeast of England. She has published two collections of poetry, and two literary novels; Composite Creatures and Mothtown. Her work has appeared worldwide in print, on BBC radio, and

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My Favorite Bit: Sharon Shinn talks about WHISPERING WOOD

Sharon Shinn is joining us today to talk about her novel, Whispering Wood. Here’s the publisher’s description: ​The long-awaited new book in the Elemental Blessings series! Valentina Serlast has reluctantly traveled to the royal city to witness her brother Darien be crowned the king of Welce. A hunti woman with an affinity for the forest,

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My Favorite Bit: MV Melcer talks about REFRACTIONS

MV Melcer is joining us today to talk about her novel, Refractions. Here’s the publisher’s description: A DISTANT COLONY SHROUDED IN SILENCE.In the vast expanse of space, Bethesda – humanity’s first extra-solar colony and home to a thriving population of adults and children – has ceased all communication with Earth. A DEADLY RESCUE MISSION.Nathalie Hart

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My Favorite Bit: Patrick Swenson talks about THE ULTRA LONG GOODBYE

Patrick Swenson is joining us today to talk about his novel, The Ultra Long Goodbye. Here’s the publisher’s description: Book Three of the Union of Worlds Dave Crowell and his partner Tem Forno take on a case to help a retired Envoy find someone from Crowell’s immediate past. The connection to the previous Ultra scares

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My Favorite Bit: Celia Lake talks about ILLUSION OF A BOAR

Celia Lake is joining us today to talk about her novel, Illusion of a Boar. Here’s the publisher’s description: In March of 1944, four magical specialists are brought together at a secret camp for an even more mysterious mission. Hypatia and Cammie adopted each other as sisters twenty years ago, during their school years, after

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My Favorite Bit: David D. Levine talks about THE KUIPER BELT JOB

David D. Levine is joining us today to talk about his novel, The Kuiper Belt Job Here’s the publisher’s description: Once upon a time in the Solar System, there was a gang called The Cannibal Club. Strange, the man with the plan; Max, the muscle; Damien, the pilot; Alicia, the thief; Tai, the hacker; Shweta, the grifter; and Kane, the new kid. They

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My Favorite Bit: Jack Skillingstead talks about THE WHOLE MESS

Jack Skillingstead is joining us today to talk about his novel, The Whole Mess & Other Stories. Here’s the publisher’s description: What does it mean to be human in a universe of shifting, sometimes terrifying realities? Eighteen stories from Jack Skillingstead’s second decade of publishing feature intense and surprising explorations of who we are, who

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My Favorite Bit: Greta Kelly talks about THE QUEEN OF DAYS

Greta Kelly is joining us today to talk about her novel, The Queen of Days. Here’s the publisher’s description: From Greta Kelly, the author of the Warrior Witch duology, comes The Queen of Days, an epic adventure that weaves together a flawed-but-lovable family of thieves, a battle between fallen gods, and stakes high enough to

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My Favorite Bit: Tobias Buckell talks about THE STRANGER IN THE CITADEL

Tobias Buckell is joining us today to talk about his novel, The Stranger in the Citadel. Here’s the publisher’s description: The life of the youngest musketress of Ninetha has been one of hard training. But Lilith’s days have also contained many pleasures, the royal privileges of her family’s guardianship of the Cornucopia, a mystical source

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My Favorite Bit: N.L. Bates talks about LOFTY MOUNTAINS

N.L. Bates is joining us today to talk about her short story in the anthology Lofty Mountains. Here’s the publisher’s description: Look to the skies! Brave adventurers face new relationships and adversity in all sizes, from steampunk dirigibles to harpies, giant bees to garden gnomes, and winged dinosaurs to sky pirates. Isolated mountain peaks, clifftop

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My Favorite Bit: Hailey Piper talks about A LIGHT MOST HATEFUL

Hailey Piper is joining us today to talk about her novel, A Light Most Hateful. Here’s the publisher’s description: Three years after running away from home, Olivia is stuck with a dead-end job in nowhere town Chapel Hill, Pennsylvania. At least she has her best friend, Sunflower.  Olivia figures she’ll die in Chapel Hill, if

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