This week, Hugo Award winning and Nebula Award nominated author Mary Robinette Kowal talks about her Lady Astronaut duology, which is itself a prequel to her Hugo winning short story “Lady Astronaut of Mars”.
Award-winning (and Hugo nominated) speculative fiction author Rebecca Roanhorse stops by to talk about her first novel, the acclaimed Trail of Lightning. We talk about the magic system she devised for the Diné world, how the types of abilities are tied to their clans, and how the manifestation and strength of those powers are tied to traumas.
Fantasy and horror author Daryl Gregory has a story for you. Spoonbenders (just out in trade paperback) tells the story of a family of dreamers gifted with psychic abilities of varying strengths and stability, how they became famous, how they fell apart, and how they tried to bring all the pieces back together again.
Horror author Joe R. Lansdale and his daughter, author and musician Kasey Lansdale, have collaborated on the stories in Terror Is Our Business: Dana Roberts’ Casebook of Horrors, a rather unusual investigator in a vast field of fiction about supernatural investigations.
In Trail of Lightning, we step into a world that has been devastated by an apocalypse driven by climate change, a fractured United States where the rise of the sea has devastated all the coastlines, and drowned most of the world. This is how the Fifth World died, giving rise to the Sixth World in its final breath.
SF author Gareth L. Powell stops by this week, to chat about his latest novel, Embers of War. The first in a space opera trilogy, the story centers on a sentient former war cruiser having a “change of heart” about being a machine of destruction.
Are you a fan of horror? A fan of radio plays and audio dramas? Then you’ll be happy to know that DEATHSCRIBE: The International Festival of Horror Radio Plays, presented by Chicago’s WildClaw Theatre is open for submissions!
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