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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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 478-With Ehsan & Shakil Ahmad

On February 2, 2021, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Ehsan & Shakil Ahmad, co-authors of Unbound: The Wild Sun Book 2. About Unbound: The Wild Sun Book 2: Once kindled, the flames of hope are not easily extinguished. No longer bound to a life of forced labor in the enemy’s mines, Cerrin leads a small band of escaped […]

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Episode 477-With Laurell K Hamilton

On January 26, 2021, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Laurell K. Hamilton, author of Rafael. About Rafael: Rafael, king of the wererats, must fight to the death to defend his crown. He wants Anita Blake, one of his closest allies, with him as he faces an opponent unlike any he’s faced before. He will ask Anita to risk […]

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Episode 476-With Robert J Sawyer

On January 19, 2021, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Robert J. Sawyer, author of The Oppenheimer Alternative. About The Oppenheimer Alternative: While J. Robert Oppenheimer and his Manhattan Project team struggle to develop the A-bomb, Edward Teller wants something even more devastating: a bomb based on nuclear fusion?the mechanism that powers the sun. Teller’s research leads to a […]

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Episode 475-With Ryan Van Loan

On January 12, 2021, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Ryan Van Loan, author of The Sin in the Steel. About The Sin in the Steel: Buc and Eld are the first private detectives in a world where pirates roam the seas, mages speak to each other across oceans, mechanical devices change the tide of battle, and earthly wealth […]

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Episode 474-With Adam Ward

On December 22, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Adam Ward, professional Lego builder and author of Brick x Brick. About Brick x Brick: Join the “Bob Ross of LEGO” in constructing cool creations with this how-to guide that brings legendary builds to life! Looking for something a little more exciting than your average LEGO® guide? You’re in […]

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Episode 473-With Zig Zag Claybourne

On December 15, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Zig Zag Claybourne, author of Afro Puffs Are the Antennae of the Universe. About Afro Puffs Are the Antennae of the Universe: No one has time for your BS…but Captain Desiree Quicho and her crew of utter badasses surely don’t. Got a universe to save. Again. Commandeer one piece […]

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Episode 471-With Neal Litherland

On December 1, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome freelance author and literary mercenary Neal F. Litherland. About Neal F. Litherland Neal Litherland is a Northwest Indiana author who works primarily in science fiction, fantasy, and horror. He started his career as a freelancer and ghostwriter in 2008, and it took until 2012 for his fiction to see […]

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Episode 470-With Kevin Hearne

On November 24, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Kevin Hearne, author of INK & SIGIL: FROM THE WORLD OF THE IRON DRUID CHRONICLES. About INK & SIGIL Al MacBharrais is both blessed and cursed. He is blessed with an extraordinary white moustache, an appreciation for craft cocktails—and a most unique magical talent. He can cast spells with […]

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Episode 469-With Eboni Dunbar

On November 17, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome writer and managing editor for FIYAH Literary Magazine, Eboni Dunbar, author of STONE AND STEEL. About Stone and Steel: In Stone and Steel, when General Aaliyah returns triumphant to the city of Titus, she expects to find the people prospering under the rule of her Queen, the stone mage […]

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Episode 467-With Rebecca Roanhorse

On October 27, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome NYTimes bestselling and Nebula, Hugo and Locus Award-winning speculative fiction writer Rebecca Roanhorse whose latest book, BLACK SUN is out now! About BLACK SUN: In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar […]

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Episode 465-With Elizabeth Bear

On October 13, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Hugo, Sturgeon, Locus, and Campbell Award winning author Elizabeth Bear whose latest book, Machine: A White Space Novel will be available on October 20th, 2020 everywhere fine books are sold. About Machine: A White Space Novel: Meet Doctor Jens. She hasn’t had a decent cup of coffee in fifteen […]

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Episode 464-With Rob Cameron

On October 6, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Rob Cameron whose latest non-fiction article, The Case for Black American Self-Defense is available at foreignpolicy.com. About Rob Cameron: Rob is a linguist, a pie addict with neither regrets nor inclinations towards rehab, and a public school ENL teacher in Brooklyn. When not finishing rewrites for his very patient […]

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Episode 463-With Stephen Graham Jones

On September 29, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Stephen Graham Jones whose novel, THE ONLY GOOD INDIANS is available now! So go buy it already… sheesh. ABOUT THE ONLY GOOD INDIANS: Seamlessly blending classic horror and a dramatic narrative with sharp social commentary, The Only Good Indians follows four American Indian men after a disturbing event from […]

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