Episode 614-With T.R. Napper

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

Aliens: Bishop by T.R. NapperThis 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 reason? No longer an employee of the Weyland-Yutani Corporation, Michael tells his creation that he seeks to advance medical research for the benefit of humanity. Yet where does he get the resources needed to advance his work, and with whom do his new allegiances lie?

The USCSS Patna is pursued by Colonial Marines Captain Marcel Apone, commander of the Il
Conde and younger brother of Master Sergeant Alexander Apone, one of the casualties of the
doomed mission to LV-426. Also on his trail are the “Dog Catchers,” commandos employed by

There are many who would profit from Lance Bishop’s intimate knowledge of the deadliest
creatures in the galaxy.

About T.R. Napper: T. R. Napper is a multi-award-winning science fiction author. His short stories have appeared in Asimov’s, Interzone, the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and numerous others, and been translated into Hebrew, German, French, and Vietnamese. He received a creative writing doctorate for his thesis: Noir, Cyberpunk, and Asian Modernity.

His debut short story collection, Neon Leviathan, came out to stellar reviews in 2020. His debut novel, Thirty-Six Streets, was published by Titan Books in 2022 (also to stellar reviews), and won both the prestigious Aurealis and Ditmar awards for best novel.

Before turning to writing, T. R. Napper was a diplomat and aid worker, delivering humanitarian programs in Southeast Asia for a decade. During this period, he received a commendation from the Government of Laos for his work with the poor.

Napper was a resident of the Old Quarter in Ha Noi for several years, the setting for his debut novel, 36 Streets. These days he has returned to his home country of Australia, where he works as a Dungeon Master, running campaigns for young people with autism for a local charity.

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