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The Carolina Book Beat Podcast collects all shows, combining the speculative fiction podcast, the crime fiction podcast, and unthemed shows such as poetry and literature.

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The Carolina Book Beat Podcast collects all shows, combining the speculative fiction podcast, the crime fiction podcast, and unthemed shows such as poetry and literature.

    Focus on Speculative Fiction: Cory Doctorow’s “Walkaway” and John Kessel’s “The Moon and the Other”

    Focus on Speculative Fiction: Cory Doctorow’s “Walkaway” and John Kessel’s “The Moon and the Other”

      Cory Doctorow and John Kessel [broadcast 2017-04-24] — UTOPIAN FUTURES! Both Doctorow (Walkaway, Tor Books) and Kessel (The Moon and the Other, Saga Press) posit quasi-utopian futures stemming from responses to our current socio-economic-political climate. In Doctorow’s Walkaway, this comes … Continue reading →

    Focus on Speculative Fiction: Joe M. McDermott and Mur Lafferty on space clones

    Focus on Speculative Fiction: Joe M. McDermott and Mur Lafferty on space clones

      Joe M. McDermott and Mur Lafferty [broadcast 2017-01-30] — CLONES! CLONES! CLONES! We featured co-host Mur Lafferty’s new Orbit Books novel Six Wakes, a murder mystery set on a spaceship, and guest Joe M. McDermott (via phone) whose just-out Tor.com Publishing … Continue reading →

    Focus on Speculative Fiction: 2016 in Review with Ursula Vernon

    Focus on Speculative Fiction: 2016 in Review with Ursula Vernon

    Ursula Vernon [broadcast 2016-12-19] — Pittsboro author Ursula Vernon and co-hosts Mur Lafferty and Samuel Montgomery-Blinn in studio to talk about the year in books, games, comics, movies, and more. The “more” included surviving the apocalypse, potatoes, soil, and yet more. … Continue reading →

    Focus on Speculative Fiction: Brent Winter, “Blood Family”

    Focus on Speculative Fiction: Brent Winter, “Blood Family”

    Brent Winter [broadcast 2016-11-26] — Carrboro author Brent Winter joined host Samuel Montgomery-Blinn in studio to talk about his debut novel Blood Family, a “literary occult thriller” which “explores themes of familial bonds, the weight of the past, and the elusiveness of truth … Continue reading →

    THE CRIME SCENE: “Texas AF” starring Gabino Iglesias, Mike McCrary and Michael Pool

    THE CRIME SCENE: “Texas AF” starring Gabino Iglesias, Mike McCrary and Michael Pool

    This week we explore the noir traditions of the nation’s second largest state. That’s right, we’ve got an episode that’s “Texas AF” with Gabino Iglesias (ZERO SAINTS), Mike McCrary (GENUINELY DANGEROUS), and Michael Pool (DEBT CRUSHER and FAST WOMEN AND NEON … Continue reading →

    Focus on Speculative Fiction: Rysa Walker, “The Delphi Effect”

    Focus on Speculative Fiction: Rysa Walker, “The Delphi Effect”

       Rysa Walker [broadcast 2016-10-17] — Cary author Rysa Walker joined co-hosts Mur Lafferty and Samuel Montgomery-Blinn in studio to talk about her new book The Delphi Effect, the first in a new series from the author of the ABNA winning … Continue reading →

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