Episode 500-With Catherynne M. Valente

On July 27, 2021, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy celebrate episode 500 with Catherynne M. Valente, author of The Past Is Red. About The Past Is Red: The future is blue. Endless blue…except for a few small places that float across the hot, drowned world left behind by long-gone fossil fuel-guzzlers. One of those patches is a magical place […]

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Episode 499-With Lena Nguyen

On July 20, 2021, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Lena Nguyen, author of We Have Always Been Here. About We Have Always Been Here: Misanthropic psychologist Dr. Grace Park is placed on the Deucalion, a survey ship headed to an icy planet in an unexplored galaxy. Her purpose is to observe the thirteen human crew members aboard the […]

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Episode 498-With Ellen Datlow

On July 13, 2021, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome multi-award winning fiction editor Ellen Datlow, whose latest anthology – Body Shocks: Extreme Tales of Body Horror – is coming October 19th from Tachyon Publications. About Body Shocks: Extreme Tales of Body Horror: The most terrifying thing that you can possibly imagine is your own body in the hands […]

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Episode 497-With Ryan Van Loan

On June 29, 2021, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome back Ryan Van Loan, author of The Justice in Revenge (The Fall of the Gods, 2). About The Justice in Revenge (The Fall of the Gods, 2): The island nation of Servenza is a land of flint and steel, sail and gearwork, of gods both Dead and sleeping. It […]

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Episode 496-Just Us, Monty Python and Root Beer

On June 22, 2021, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome share a special Just Us episode from the Patreon feed, wherein they discuss: Monty Python, Spam, Video Games and Windows theme overlays, Keyboards, dog farts, Star Trek, fanzines, manual typewriters, geek culture, buying habits, Patreon and Kickstarter, custom refrigerators with soft serve, root beer (and other) floats, pizza and […]

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Episode 495-With Christopher Swiedler

On June 15, 2021, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Christopher Swiedler, author of The Orpheus Plot. About The Orpheus Plot: Lucas Adebayo grew up on a small mining ship in the asteroid belt, but wants to join the Navy and become the best pilot in the galaxy. The Navy has never accepted a Belter cadet before, but Lucas’s […]

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Episode 494-With Andy Weir

On June 8, 2021, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Andy Weir, author of Project Hail Mary. About Project hail Mary: Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission—and if he fails, humanity and the earth itself will perish. Except that right now, he doesn’t know that. He can’t even remember his own name, let alone […]

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Episode 493-With K.M. Szpara

On June 1, 2021, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome K.M. Szpara, author of FIRST, BECOME ASHES. About FIRST, BECOME ASHES: For thirty years, the Fellowship of the Anointed isolated its members, conditioning them to believe that pain is power. That magic is suffering. That the world beyond the fence has fallen prey to monsters. But when their leader […]

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Episode 492-With David Ebenbach

On May 25, 2021, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome David Ebenbach, author of How To Mars. About How To Mars: For the six lucky scientists selected by the Destination Mars! corporation, a one-way ticket to Mars?in exchange for a lifetime of research?was an absolute no-brainer. The incredible opportunity was clearly worth even the most absurdly tedious screening process. […]

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Episode 491-With Sarah Pinsker

On May 18, 2021, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Sarah Pinsker, author of We Are Satellites. About We Are Satellites: Val and Julie just want what’s best for their kids, David and Sophie. So when teenage son David comes home one day asking for a Pilot, a new brain implant to help with school, they reluctantly agree. This […]

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Episode 490-With Nino Cipri

On May 11, 2021, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Nino Cipri, author of Finna. About Finna: When an elderly customer at a Swedish big box furniture store ? but not that one ? slips through a portal to another dimension, it’s up to two minimum-wage employees to track her across the multiverse and protect their company’s bottom line. […]

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Episode 489-With Cassandra Khaw, Genevieve Gornichec and Caitlin Starling

On May 4, 2021, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome not one, not two, but THREE authors – Cassandra Khaw, Genevieve Gornichec and Caitlin Starling, who have combined forces in a new collection of stories set in the Vampire: The Masquerade universe called Walk Among Us. About Walk Among Us: One of the most popular role-playing properties in the […]

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Episode 488-With S.B. Divya

On April 27, 2021, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Hugo and Nebula nominated author S.B. Divya, whose book, Machinehood, is available now! About Machinehood Welga Ramirez, executive bodyguard and ex-special forces, is about to retire early when her client is killed in front of her. It’s 2095 and people don’t usually die from violence. Humanity is entirely dependent […]

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Just Us, Grief, Guilt and Death

On April 20, 2021, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In a very special Just Us episode, Patrick and Tracy are talking about the weeks where Patrick has been absent, his mother’s long illness, and her recent passing. They also touch on grief, guilt, Catholic guilt, and all the baggage that comes with them. Links: Tracy Townsend on Twitter Patrick Hester on Twitter The Functional […]

 

Episode 486-With Elly Bangs

On April 13, 2021, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Elly Bangs, author of UNITY! About Unity: Danae is not only herself. She is concealing a connection to a grieving collective inside of her body. But while she labors as a tech servant in the dangerous underwater enclave of Bloom City, her fractured self cannot mend. In a desperate […]

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Episode 485-With Marina Lostetter

On April 6, 2021, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Marina Lostetter, author of THE HELM OF MIDIGHT! About THE HELM OF MIDIGHT: In a daring and deadly heist, thieves have made away with an artifact of terrible power?the death mask of Louis Charbon. Made by a master craftsman, it is imbued with the spirit of a monster from […]

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Episode 484-With Allison Epstein

On March 30, 2021, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Allison Epstein, author of A TIP FOR THE HANGMAN! About A TIP FOR THE HANGMAN: England, 1585. In Kit Marlowe’s last year at Cambridge, he receives an unexpected visitor: Queen Elizabeth’s spymaster, who has come with an unorthodox career opportunity. Her Majesty’s spies are in need of new recruits, […]

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Episode 483-With Nicky Drayden

On March 17, 2021, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Nicky Drayden, author of ESCAPING EXODUS! About ESCAPING EXODUS: Earth is a distant memory. Habitable extrasolar planets are still out of reach. For generations, humanity has been clinging to survival by establishing colonies within enormous vacuum-breathing space beasts and mining their resources to the point of depletion. Rash, dreamy, […]

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Episode 482-With Travis Heermann

On March 10, 2021, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Travis Heermann, whose novel Tokyo Blood Magic is out now! About Tokyo Blood Magic: When Django Wong, a modern-day ninja turned sorcerer, takes a job to track down a newly Awakened witch, he discovers that his target is not only his lost love, but now she’s an enforcer for […]

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Episode 481-With Greta Kelly

On March 4, 2021, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Greta Kelly, whose debut novel THE FROZEN CROWN is out now! About THE FROZEN CROWN: Askia became heir to the Frozen Crown of Seravesh because of her devotion to her people. But her realm is facing a threat she cannot defeat by sheer will alone. The mad emperor of […]

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Episode 480-Just Us and The Mandalorian

On February 16, 2021, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In a very special Just Us episode, Patrick and Tracy are talking about The Mandalorian! Tracy’s family, having just finished a binge-watch of both seasons, had thoughts to share. We may also talk about The Clone Wars, the novel Star Wars: Ahoska, and about the strangest recipe for baked spaghetti ever… This episode originally appeared […]

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Episode 479-Live From Capricon 41!

On February 9, 2021, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy are LIVE from Capricon, and taking questions from the audience! About Capricon: Capricon is a four-day science fiction convention held annually in the Chicagoland area since 1981. We celebrate the best of science fiction and fantasy, with a focus on literature. We are part of the world-wide fannish community, where […]

 

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