Episode 570-With Brandon Crilly

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

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Brandon Crilly, author of Catalyst and Bestiarium Vocabulum. About Catalyst: Street magician Mavrin Leed doesn’t believe in what he can’t see or prove. His performances are mere tricks; the only true magic in Aelda comes from the benevolent, god-like Aspects circling it. As long as They keep the Lifesphere […]

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Episode 569-With Cannoli Joe Karpierz

On January 17, 2023, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome long-time friend of the podcast and attendee of WorldCon, The World Science Fiction Convention, Cannoli Joe Karpierz. What are we talking with goof ol’ Cannoli Joe about? Why, WorldCon, of course – and the Hugo Awards, the nomination and voting process, his opinions on the Chicago Style Hot Dog, […]

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Episode 568-With Keith Ammann

On January 10, 2023, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy ring in the new year by welcoming Keith Ammann, author of HOW TO DEFEND YOUR LAIR. About HOW TO DEFEND YOUR LAIR: The world is a dangerous place—especially when you’re up to no good. Whether you’re a rampaging monster, a calculating mastermind, or the current possessor of the Golden MacGuffin, […]

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Episode 567-With Kate Elliott

On December 27, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Kate Elliott, author of The Keeper’s Six. About The Keeper’s Six: It’s been a year since Esther set foot in the Beyond, the alien landscape stretching between worlds, crossing boundaries of space and time. She and her magical traveling party?her Hex?haven’t spoken since the Concilium banned them from the […]

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Episode 566-With Annalee Newitz

On December 20, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Annalee Newitz, author of THE TERRAFORMERS. About THE TERRAFORMERS: Destry’s life is dedicated to terraforming Sask-E. As part of the Environmental Rescue Team, she cares for the planet and its burgeoning eco-systems as her parents and their parents did before her. But the bright, clean future they’re building comes […]

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Episode 565-With Freya Marske

On December 13, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Freya Marske, author of A RESTLESS TRUTH. About A RESTLESS TRUTH: Maud Blyth has always longed for adventure. She expected plenty of it when she volunteered to serve as an old lady’s companion on an ocean liner, in order to help her beloved older brother unravel a magical conspiracy […]

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Episode 564-With Michelle Barry

On November 29, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Michelle Barry, author of MOONGARDEN. About MOONGARDEN: Centuries ago, Earth’s plants turned deadly, and humanity took to space to cultivate new homes. Myra Hodger is in her first year at an elite school on the Moon, and she’s crumbling under the pressure. She doesn’t fit in and, worse, the […]

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Episode 563-With Andrea Hairston

On November 22, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome back Andrea Hairston, author of WILL DO MAGIC FOR SMALL CHANGE. About WILL DO MAGIC FOR SMALL CHANGE: Cinnamon Jones dreams of stepping on stage and acting her heart out like her famous grandparents, Redwood and Wildfire. But she’s always been theatrically challenged. That won’t necessarily stop her! But […]

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Episode 562-With Chuck Wendig

On November 15, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Chuck Wendig, author of WAYWARD. About WAYWARD: Five years ago, ordinary Americans fell under the grip of a strange new malady that caused them to sleepwalk across the country to a destination only they knew. They were followed on their quest by the shepherds: friends and family who gave […]

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Episode 561-With Clay Harmon

On November 8, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Clay Harmon, author of FLAMES OF MIRA. About FLAMES OF MIRA: Among boiling volcanoes under Mira’s frozen lands, people like Ig are forced to undergo life-threatening trials that bind chemical elements to the human body. One of Mira’s most powerful elementals, Ig serves as an enforcer for Magnate Sorrelo […]

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Episode 560-With Wendy and Richard Pini

On November 1, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Wendy and Richard Pini, co-creators of ElfQuest. About The ElfQuest Audio Movie: When a fierce tribe of woodland elves – the Wolfriders – are burned from their homes by hostile humans, their chief, Cutter, must tap every reserve of strength and will to lead his people to safety. Barely […]

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Episode 559-With Veronica Roth

On October 25, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Veronica Roth, author of POSTER GIRL. About POSTER GIRL: WHAT’S RIGHT IS RIGHT. Sonya Kantor knows this slogan—she lived by it for most of her life. For decades, everyone in the Seattle-Portland megalopolis lived under it, as well as constant surveillance in the form of the Insight, an ocular […]

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Episode 558-With Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam

On October 18, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, author of Glorious Fiends and Where You Linger. About Glorious Fiends: When infamous hot mess vampire Roxanne resurrects her deceased best friends, she’s confronted by a dream-dwelling Guardian of the Underworld, who demands that she replace them in his afterlife with three equally nefarious creatures—or he’ll […]

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Episode 557-With Erin M. Evans

On October 11, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Erin M. Evans, author of EMPIRE OF EXILES. About EMPIRE OF EXILES: Twenty-seven years ago, a Duke with a grudge led a ruthless coup against the empire of Semilla, killing thousands. He failed. The Duke was executed, a terrifyingly powerful sorcerer was imprisoned, and an unwilling princess disappeared. The […]

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Episode 556-With GennaRose Nethercott

On September 27, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome GennaRose Nethercott, author of Thistlefoot. About Thistlefoot: The Yaga siblings—Bellatine, a young woodworker, and Isaac, a wayfaring street performer and con artist—have been estranged since childhood, separated both by resentment and by wide miles of American highway. But when they learn that they are to receive an inheritance, the […]

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Episode 555-With Mur Lafferty

On September 20, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Mur Lafferty, author of STATION ETERNITY. About STATION ETERNITY: Amateur detective Mallory Viridian’s talent for solving murders ruined her life on Earth and drove her to live on an alien space station, but her problems still follow her in this witty, self-aware novel that puts a speculative spin on […]

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Episode 554-With Alix E. Harrow

On September 13, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Alix E. Harrow, author of A Mirror Mended. About A Mirror Mended: Zinnia Gray, professional fairy-tale fixer and lapsed Sleeping Beauty is over rescuing snoring princesses. Once you’ve rescued a dozen damsels and burned fifty spindles, once you’ve gotten drunk with twenty good fairies and made out with one […]

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Episode 553-With Valerie Valdes

On August 30, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Valerie Valdes, author of FAULT TOLERANCE. About FAULT TOLERANCE: Nothing wrecks Captain Eva Innocente’s vacation plans quite like an anonymous threat to vaporize billions of people. Hundreds of monoliths have suddenly materialized in space, broadcasting the same looped message: surrender or be exterminated. Is the universe being epically spammed? […]

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Episode 552-With Rena Mason and Vince Liaguno

On August 23, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Rena Mason and Vince Liaguno, co-editors of Other Terrors: An Inclusive Anthology. About Other Terrors: An Inclusive Anthology: Offering new stories from some of the biggest names in horror as well as some of the hottest up-and-coming talents, Other Terrors will provide the ultimate reading experience for horror fans […]

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Episode 551-With R.A. Salvatore

On August 16, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome R.A. Salvatore, author of Glacier’s Edge: A Novel (The Way of the Drow, 2). About Glacier’s Edge: A Novel (The Way of the Drow, 2): There’s a lot that Jarlaxle doesn’t know: is he the lone survivor of the raid on the slaad fortress, can he even find a […]

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Episode 550-With Randee Dawn

On August 9, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Randee Dawn, author of TUNE IN TOMORROW. About TUNE IN TOMORROW: She’s just a small town girl, with mythic-sized dreams. Starr Weatherby came to New York to become… well, a star. But after ten years and no luck, she’s offered a big role – on a show no one […]

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Episode 549-With Lynne Marie Thomas from Uncanny Magazine

On August 2, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome nine-time Hugo Award winner Lynne Marie Thomas, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Uncanny Magazine, Year 9: To Fifty … and Beyond!. About Uncanny Magazine, Year 9: To Fifty … and Beyond!: Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas have run Kickstarters for the five-time Hugo Award-winning Uncanny Magazine Years One, Two, Three, […]

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