Episode 621-With Charlie Huston

On April 9, 2024, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Charlie Huston, author of CATCHPENNY. About CATCHPENNY: Sidney Catchpenny has had a bad run. Laid low by a years-long bout of debilitating depression, he’s all but squandered his reputation as one of the most uniquely talented thieves in LA. There aren’t many who can do what Sid does. He’s […]

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Episode 620-With Madeleine Roux

On April 2, 2024, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Madeleine Roux, author of What If…Loki Was Worthy?. About What If…Loki Was Worthy?: Thor—Son of Odin, God of Thunder, Wielder of Mjolnir—is dead. And Loki is responsible. It was meant to be only a joke—tampering with the Destroyer, changing Thor’s course to Midgard—a bit of mischief with a chance […]

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Episode 619-With Chris Radcliff

On March 26, 2024, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Chris Radcliff, who backed the Uncanny Magazine Year 10: A Decade of Delightful Defiance Kickstarter at the THIRD NERD level! About Chris Radcliff: Software engineer, space nerd, citizen scientist, geek dad, weird kid, and Uncanny Magazine Kickstarter backer! Mentioned in this episode: Upstart Crow SpaceUp Unconference About Uncanny Magazine Year […]

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Episode 618-Just Us and Brandon Sanderson’s Audible Announcement

On March 19, 2024, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy are chatting about a Publisher’s Weekly article on Brandon Sanderson’s Audible announcement. This leads us down the path of talking royalty splits, agents and the publishing ecosystem, as well as the difference between a guild and a union, SFWA, RWA and more. This week’s picks: Tracy: GreenLight: Debit Card for […]

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Episode 617-With James Goodhand

On March 12, 2024, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome James Goodhand, author of The Day Tripper. About The Day Tripper: The right guy, the right place, the wrong time. It’s 1995, and Alex Dean has it all: a spot at Cambridge University next year, the love of an amazing woman named Holly and all the time in the […]

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Episode 616-Moses Ose Utomi

On March 5, 2024, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Moses Ose Utomi, author of The Truth of the Aleke. About The Truth of the Aleke: The Aleke is cruel. The Aleke is clever. The Aleke is coming. 500 years after the events of The Lies of the Ajungo, the City of Truth stands as the last remaining free […]

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Episode 615-With James Enge

On February 27, 2024, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome James Enge, author of EVIL HONEY, a new Morlock Ambrosius short story. About Old Moon Quarterly: Issue 3, Winter 2023: Old Moon Quarterly is a small, independent online magazine devoted to publishing weird sword-and-sorcery fiction set in a historical paranormal setting or a secondary-world, with a focus on well-rounded […]

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Episode 614-With T.R. Napper

On February 20, 2024, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome T.R. Napper, author of Aliens: Bishop. About Aliens: Bishop: The USCSS Patna has been found. Although the synthetic Bishop asked to be shut down forever, his creator has other plans. Michael Bishop seeks the Xenomorph knowledge stored in the android’s mind, and brings Bishop back to life—but for what […]

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Episode 613-With Amanda Jayatissa

On February 13, 2024, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Amanda Jayatissa, author of ISLAND WITCH. About ISLAND WITCH: Set in 19th century Sri Lanka and inspired by local folklore, the daughter of a traditional demon-priest—relentlessly bullied by peers and accused of witchcraft herself—tries to solve the mysterious attacks that have been terrorizing her coastal village. Being the daughter […]

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Episode 612-With Ray Nayler

On February 6, 2024, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Ray Nayler, author of The Tusks of Extinction. About The Tusks of Extinction: Moscow has resurrected the mammoth. But someone must teach them how to be mammoths, or they are doomed to die out again. Dr. Damira Khismatullina, an expert in elephant behavior, was brutally murdered trying to defend […]

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Episode 611-With Wole Talabi

On January 30, 2024, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Wole Talabi, author of Convergence Problems. About Convergence Problems: From the Hugo, Nebula, Locus and Nommo award nominated author of Shigidi and The Brass Head Of Obalufon comes a stunning new collection of stories that investigate the rapidly changing role of technology and belief in our lives as we […]

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Episode 610-With Shannon Lawrence

On January 16, 2024, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Shannon Lawrence, author of Myth Stalker: Wendigo Nights. About Myth Stalker: Wendigo Nights: When Selina Moonstone, a Myth Stalker, gets a late night call from her mentor about a Wendigo problem, she arms up and heads to Canada, only to find out the Wendigo is someone close to her. […]

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Episode 609-With J.T. Evans

On January 9, 2024, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy ring in the new year by chatting with J.T. Evans, author of HIVE DREAMS. About HIVE DREAMS: Aell the bladesinger is a former gladiatorial slave. Stiles the lockwhisperer is a streetwise cat burglar. Trying their best to get by but always embroiled in trouble and chaos, they form a formidable […]

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Episode 608-With GennaRose Nethercott

On December 26, 2023, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome GennaRose Nethercott, author of Fifty Beasts to Break Your Heart (and other stories). About Fifty Beasts to Break Your Heart (and other stories): The stories in Fifty Beasts to Break Your Heart are about the abomination that resides within us all. That churning, clawing, ravenous yearning: the hunger to […]

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Episode 607-With Mur Lafferty

On December 19, 2023, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Mur Lafferty, author of CHAOS TERMINAL. About CHAOS TERMINAL: Mallory Viridian would rather not be an amateur detective, thank you very much. But no matter what she does, people persist in dying around her—and only she seems to be able to solve the crime. After fleeing to an alien […]

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Episode 606-Just Us and the Holiday Gift List

On December 12, 2023, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy are sharing a list of holiday gifts the nerd – functional or otherwise – in your life might enjoy! And some they might not… The Great Holiday Gift List (2023 Edition): Tracy: Otamatone (Evil Santa gift) Tracy: Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker Tracy: Weighted Blanket Tracy: G-Shaft candy (Evil Santa […]

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Episode 605-With Michael Sims

On December 5, 2023, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Michael Sims, editor of The Penguin Book of Murder Mysteries. About The Penguin Book of Murder Mysteries: For The Penguin Book of Murder Mysteries, writer and anthologist Michael Sims did not summon the usual suspects. He sought the unfamiliar, the unjustly forgotten, and little-known gems by writers from outside […]

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Episode 604-With Alex Bledsoe

On November 28, 2023, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Alex Bledsoe, author of Give the People What They Want and Other Stories of Sharp Wit, Cunning Women, and Wild Magic. About Give the People What They Want and Other Stories of Sharp Wit, Cunning Women, and Wild Magic: Skyboat Media presents Give the People What They Want and […]

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Episode 603-With Kevin Hearne

On November 21, 2023, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Kevin Hearne, author of A CURSE OF KRAKENS. About A CURSE OF KRAKENS: Seeker and Sower Pen Yas ben Min’s cousin was one of the legendary heroes of the wars against the giants until her untimely death. Pen has grown up in her famous cousin’s shadow, but when she’s […]

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Episode 602-With Stephen Aryan

On November 7, 2023, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Stephen Aryan, author of THE JUDAS BLOSSOM. About THE JUDAS BLOSSOM: 1260, Persia: Due to the efforts of the great Genghis Khan, the Mongol Empire covers a vast portion of the known world. In the shadow of his grandfather, Hulagu Khan, ruler of the Ilkhanate, is determined to create […]

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Episode 601-With Alice Bell

On October 31, 2023, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Alice Bell, author of GRAVE EXPECTATIONS. About GRAVE EXPECTATIONS: Almost-authentic medium Claire and her best friend, Sophie, agree to take on a seemingly simple job at a crumbling old manor in the English countryside: performing a seance for the family matriarch’s 80th birthday. The pair have been friends since […]

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Episode 600-With Max Bennett

On October 24, 2023, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Max Bennett, author of A Brief History of Intelligence: Evolution, AI, and the Five Breakthroughs That Made Our Brains. About A Brief History of Intelligence: Evolution, AI, and the Five Breakthroughs That Made Our Brains: In the last decade, capabilities of artificial intelligence that had long been the realm […]

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