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Carolina Book Beat's speculative fiction podcast featuring North Carolina authors talking about their latest books.

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Carolina Book Beat's speculative fiction podcast featuring North Carolina authors talking about their latest books.

    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 →

    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 →

    Focus on Speculative Fiction: Sabaa Tahir (A Torch Against the Night) and Renée Ahdieh (The Rose and the Dagger)

    Focus on Speculative Fiction: Sabaa Tahir (A Torch Against the Night) and Renée Ahdieh (The Rose and the Dagger)

      Sabaa Tahir and Renée Ahdieh [broadcast 2016-09-05] — San Francisco author Sabaa Tahir (in studio) and North Carolina author Renée Ahdieh (via phone) discuss their latest young adult fantasy novels, A Torch Against the Night and The Rose and the Dagger, ahead of their … Continue reading →

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