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Interviews with fantasy writers about their new books.

C. J. Spataro, "More Strange Than True" (Sagging Meniscus Press, 2024)

June 15, 2024

More Strange Than True

C. J. Spataro
Hosted by Rebekah Buchanan

Award winning author and short fiction writer, C. J. Spataro's debut novel, More Strange Than True (Sagging Meniscus Press, 2024) takes us in to a wor…

Eliza Chan, "Fathomfolk" (Orbit, 2024)

May 8, 2024

Fathomfolk

Eliza Chan
Hosted by A. E. Lanier

Eliza Chan’s debut novel Fathomfolk (Orbit, 2024) takes place in the semi-submerged city of Tiankawi, where humans and fathomfolk - a collection of pe…

Rachel Greenlaw, "Compass and Blade" (Inkyard Press, 2024)

April 12, 2024

Compass and Blade

Rachel Greenlaw
Hosted by Rebekah Buchanan

Rachel Greenlaw's debut young adult romantasy, Compass and Blade (Inkyard Press, 2024) is filled with sirens and mysterious magic, swoony romance and …

Alix E. Harrow, "Starling House" (Tor Books, 2023)

January 26, 2024

Starling House

Alix E. Harrow
Hosted by A. E. Lanier

Alix E. Harrow’s new novel Starling House (Tor Books, 2023) is named for the infamous old mansion in the otherwise unremarkable town of Eden, Kentucky…

Bradley P. Beaulieu, "The Dragons of Deepwood Fen" (Daw Books, 2023)

December 5, 2023

The Dragons of Deepwood Fen

Bradley P. Beaulieu
Hosted by Gabrielle Martin

The Dragons of Deepwood Fen (Daw Books, 2023) is an immersive fantasy which takes you deep into a world of duality. There are two suns, one light and …

Wole Talabi, "Shigidi and the Brass Head of Obalufon" (Daw Books, 2023)

November 19, 2023

Shigidi and the Brass Head of Obalufon

Wole Talabi
Hosted by A. E. Lanier

Wole Talabi’s debut novel Shigidi and the Brass Head of Obalufon (Daw Books, 2023) follows Shigidi–a former nightmare god–and his partner, the succubu…

Hannah Kaner, "Godkiller" (Harper Voyager, 2023)

September 17, 2023

Godkiller

Hannah Kaner
Hosted by A. E. Lanier

Hannah Kaner’s debut novel Godkiller (Harper Voyager, 2023) takes place in Middren, a country where gods have been banned as the result of a brutal ci…

Earthsea, and Other Realms: Ursula Le Guin as Social Inactivist (EF, JP, [UKL])

September 7, 2023

Earthsea, and Other Realms

John Plotz and Elizabeth Ferry
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To mark the publication of John's book Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea (My Reading), with Oxford University Press (2023), John and Elizabeth take to the a…

Aparna Verma, "The Phoenix King" (Orbit, 2023)

August 28, 2023

The Phoenix King

Aparna Verma
Hosted by A. E. Lanier
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Aparna Verma’s debut novel The Phoenix King (Orbit, 2023) takes place in the desert kingdom of Ravence as war brews on its borders and the king is set…

Garth Nix, "Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz: Stories of the Witch Knight and the Puppet Sorcerer" (Harper Voyager, 2023)

August 23, 2023

Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz

Garth Nix
Hosted by A. E. Lanier

Garth Nix’s new collection Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz: Stories of the Witch Knight and the Pupper Sorcerer (Harper Voyager, 2023) gathers together s…

Olesya Salnikova Gilmore, "The Witch and the Tsar" (Ace Books, 2022)

August 18, 2023

The Witch and the Tsar

Olesya Salnikova Gilmore
Hosted by C. P. Lesley
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Any novel set in Russia during the reign of Ivan the Terrible (1533–1584) is an instant draw for me; that is, after all, the setting for most of my ow…

M. A. Carrick, "Labyrinth's Heart" (Orbit, 2023)

August 12, 2023

Labyrinth's Heart

M. A. Carrick
Hosted by A. E. Lanier

M. A. Carrick’s newest novel Labyrinth’s Heart (Orbit, 2023) is the culmination of their Rook and Rose trilogy, which chronicles the life of the thief…

T. Kingfisher, "Thornhedge" (Tor, 2023)

August 3, 2023

Thornhedge

T. Kingfisher
Hosted by A. E. Lanier
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T. Kingfisher’s newest novel Thornhedge (Tor, 2023) is a retelling of Sleeping Beauty that follows Toadling, the person in charge of keeping the fair …

L. R. Lam, "Dragonfall" (DAW, 2023)

June 22, 2023

Dragonfall

L. R. Lam
Hosted by A. E. Lanier
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Today I talked to L. R. Lam about Dragonfall (DAW, 2023). Long ago, humans betrayed dragons, stealing their magic and banishing them to a dying world…

Melvin Burgess, "Loki: A Novel" (Pegasus Books, 2023)

May 4, 2023

Loki

Melvin Burgess
Hosted by Latoya Johnson

In his new novel Loki (Pegasus Books, 2023), Melvin Burgess follows the antics of Norse mythology’s trickster god as he takes the reader on a wild rid…

Daniel M. Ford, "The Warden" (Tor, 2023)

April 18, 2023

The Warden

Daniel M. Ford
Hosted by A. E. Lanier

Daniel M. Ford’s new novel The Warden (Tor, 2023) follows Aelis de Lenti, a young necromancer in her first year as the Warden of Lone Pine—a small fro…

Kelly Barnhill, "The Crane Husband" (Tordotcom, 2023)

March 26, 2023

The Crane Husband

Kelly Barnhill
Hosted by Gabrielle Martin

Today I talked to Kelly Barnhill about her book The Crane Husband (Tordotcom, 2023). Our unnamed narrator, a fifteen-year-old girl, manages to care f…

Olivia Atwater, "Half a Soul" (Orbit, 2022)

February 24, 2023

Half a Soul

Olivia Atwater
Hosted by Gabrielle Martin

Today I talked to Olivia Atwater about her new book Half a Soul (Orbit, 2022). When a nasty fairy Lord tries to take young Dora’s soul, her doting co…

Hadeer Elsbai, "The Daughters of Izdihar" (Harper Voyager, 2023)

January 10, 2023

The Daughters of Izdihar

Hadeer Elsbai
Hosted by Gabrielle Martin

The Daughters of Izdihar (Harper Voyager, 2023), like last year’s A Master of Djinn, is set in a world similar to Egypt, during the time of the suffra…

Christopher M. Hood, "The Revivalists" (Harper, 2022)

November 7, 2022

The Revivalists

Christopher M. Hood
Hosted by Gabrielle Martin

A road trip novel, The Revivalists (Harper, 2022) is intimate, funny, and at times, shocking. It has only the dystopian setting in common with Cormac …