Episode 517-With Cat Rambo

On November 23, 2021, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Cat Rambo, author of YOU SEXY THING. About YOU SEXY THING: TwiceFar station is at the edge of the known universe, and that’s just how Niko Larson, former Admiral in the Grand Military of the Hive Mind, likes it. Retired and finally free of the continual war of conquest, […]

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Episode 516-With K.E. Flann

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

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome K.E. Flann, author of How to Survive a Human Attack. About How to Survive a Human Attack: Did you know human attacks account for a staggering 100 percent of premature deaths for witches, swamp monsters, cyborgs, and other supernatural, mutant, and exceptionally large beings? The past millennia or so […]

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Episode 515-With Zin E. Rocklyn

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

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Zin E. Rocklyn, author of Flowers for the Sea. About Flowers for the Sea: We are a people who do not forget. Survivors from a flooded kingdom struggle alone on an ark. Resources are scant, and ravenous beasts circle. Their fangs are sharp. Among the refugees is Iraxi: ostracized, […]

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Episode 514-With Alix E. Harrow

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

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Alix Harrow, author of A Spindle Splintered. About A Spindle Splintered: It’s Zinnia Gray’s twenty-first birthday, which is extra-special because it’s the last birthday she’ll ever have. When she was young, an industrial accident left Zinnia with a rare condition. Not much is known about her illness, just that […]

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Episode 513-With Becky Chambers

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

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Becky Chambers, author of A PSALM FOR THE WILD-BUILT and it’s sequel – out next July – A PRAYER FOR THE CROWN-SHY. About A PSALM FOR THE WILD-BUILT (MONK & ROBOT #1): It’s been centuries since the robots of Panga gained self-awareness and laid down their tools; centuries since […]

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Episode 512-With Helene Wecker

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

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Helene Wecker, author of The Hidden Palace. About The Hidden Palace: Chava is a golem, a woman made of clay, who can hear the thoughts and longings of those around her and feels compelled by her nature to help them. Ahmad is a jinni, a restless creature of fire, […]

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Episode 511-With Ryan O’Nan

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

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Ryan O’Nan, author of WINDERS – available now for pre-order (Book Drops on October 26th, 2021). About WINDERS: Juniper Trask is a prodigy, raised under the Council’s strict Code, which allows Winders to exist in secret among average humans. After the shocking murder of her mentor, she is chosen […]

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Episode 510-With Peter F. Hamilton And Gareth Powell

On October 5, 2021, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Peter F. Hamilton and Gareth Powell, co-authors of Light Chaser. About Light Chaser: Amahle is a Light Chaser – one of a number of explorers, who travel the universe alone (except for their onboard AI), trading trinkets for life stories. But when she listens to the stories sent down […]

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Episode 509-With Clark T Carlson

On September 28, 2021, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Clark T. Carlton, author of THE GHOST ANTS OF GRYLLADESH. About THE GHOST ANTS OF GRYLLADESH: The Ghost Ants of Grylladesh continues the story of an empire in ruins, vicious and mysterious usurpers, and a young man who would lead his people from hopeless squalor to a stable utopia. […]

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Episode 508-With Jason Sanford

On September 21, 2021, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome back Jason Sanford, author of PLAGUE BIRDS. About PLAGUE BIRDS: Glowing red lines split their faces. Shock-red hair and clothes warn people to flee their approach. They are plague birds, the powerful merging of humans and artificial intelligences who serve as judges and executioners after the collapse of civilization. […]

 

Episode 507-With Neil Sharpson

On September 14, 2021, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Neil Sharpson, author of When The Sparrow Falls. About When The Sparrow Falls: Life in the Caspian Republic has taught Agent Nikolai South two rules. Trust No One. And work just hard enough not to make enemies. Here, in the last sanctuary for the dying embers of the human […]

 

Episode 506-With Justin Woolley

On September 7, 2021, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Justin Woolley, author of Shakedowners. About Shakedowners: Some starship captains explore strange new worlds, seeking out new life and new civilisations. Some lead missions of discovery through wormholes to the other side of the galaxy. Then there’s Captain Iridius B. Franklin, someone who spent too long seeking out strange […]

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Episode 505-With P Djéli Clark

On August 31, 2021, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome P Djéli Clark, author of A Master of Djinn. About A Master of Djinn: Cairo, 1912: Though Fatma el-Sha’arawi is the youngest woman working for the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities, she’s certainly not a rookie, especially after preventing the destruction of the universe last summer. So […]

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Episode 504-With Lauren O’Connor

On August 24, 2021, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Lauren O’Connor, author of Robin and the Making of American Adolescence. About Robin and the Making of American Adolescence: Holy adolescence, Batman! Robin and the Making of American Adolescence offers the first character history and analysis of the most famous superhero sidekick, Robin. Debuting just a few months after […]

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Episode 503-With PJ Manney

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

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome PJ Manney, author of (CON)science: A Novel (Phoenix Horizon Book 3). About (CON)science: A Novel (Phoenix Horizon Book 3): Five years ago, bioengineer Peter Bernhardt spearheaded an innovation in nanotechnology that changed the course of evolution. Until everything was taken from him—his research, the people he loved, and finally […]

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Episode 502-With David Liss

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

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome David Liss, author of The Peculiarities. About The Peculiarities: Thomas’s problems are more serious than those of a typical young Victorian gentleman. His elder brother may be sabotaging the family’s bank. His childhood friend has died under mysterious circumstances. Far worse, leaves are sprouting on Thomas’s skin. Perhaps it […]

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Episode 501-With S. Qiouyi Lu

On August 3, 2021, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome S. Qiouyi Lu, author of In the Watchful City. About In the Watchful City: The city of Ora is watching. Anima is an extrasensory human tasked with surveilling and protecting Ora’s citizens via a complex living network called the Gleaming. Although ær world is restricted to what æ can […]

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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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