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The Imaginaries Podcast The Imaginaries

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

We shop talk imaginary things in books, comics, movies, television, & more. Follow us on iTunes, Soundcloud, or YouTube! Support us at http://Ko-fi.com/imaginaries.

    Episode 128 - TJ Klune Introduces Us to the Disaster Twink

    Episode 128 - TJ Klune Introduces Us to the Disaster Twink

    Neither of us knew the "disaster twink" archetype going into this episode, but we're so glad we do now -- and if you don't either, or even if you do, then this conversation about TJ Klune's recent YA novel THE EXTRAORDINARIES is definitely for you. We chatted with TJ about queer YA in general, as well as the exciting things happening there, as well as about the nuanced delights that await in THE EXTRAORDINARIES, including an important discussion of friends and friend groups, the relationship protagonist (and disaster twink) Nick has with his dad, the importance of genre savviness and fan fiction, and more. It was a great time, so come along with us!

    Bonus: If you enjoy our chat about THE EXTRAORDINARIES' cover, stay tuned for Episode 129, in which we talk with David Curtis, the cover designer of this and many other recent books. We learned a lot about what goes into making a cover!

    For more information about TJ Klune's books and ongoing projects, visit him online at www.tjklunebooks.com!

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 127 - Saying Yes(samine) to Caitlin Starling's Yellow Jessamine

    Episode 127 - Saying Yes(samine) to Caitlin Starling's Yellow Jessamine

    In this episode, we welcome back Caitlin Starling, whose appearance in Episode 101 let us delight over her terrifying and intimate THE LUMINOUS DEAD. This time we're all about her new novella, YELLOW JESSAMINE, and we get to talk about some our favorite topics (queer subtexts abound) and learn much more about what makes horror feel like, well, horror. Plus, we have an extended discussion about poison gardens, which are a thing you should absolutely know about.

    If you'd like to learn more about Caitlin's excellence, check out www.caitlinstarling.com or follow the adventures on Twitter at @see_starling. YELLOW JESSAMINE is available from Neon Hemlock Press at https://www.neonhemlock.com/books/yellow-jessamine, where you can also find out more information about the other 2020 novella quartet authors that we have talked to on this podcast in recent episodes!

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    as well as find our oldest episodes on YouTube once they have shuffled off these other earthly coils.

    We’d still love your reviews if you’re willing and able, but please put your $$ toward ending police brutality and ending systemic racism. You can celebrate our queer take on science fiction and fantasy by honoring the Black trans women and other diverse peoples who led the charge at Stonewall and elsewhere. On theme, you can put some bucks towards Unicorn Riot, your state’s bail fund, and the official George Floyd Memorial Fund.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 126 - Eboni J Dunbar on Queering High Fantasy, Exploring Inequities, & Vulnerable Leadership

    Episode 126 - Eboni J Dunbar on Queering High Fantasy, Exploring Inequities, & Vulnerable Leadership

    UPDATE: Introduction issues fixed! Thanks to everyone who let us know about the syncing issue. We will never trust Audacity again. (Just kidding. We love you, Audacity.)

    As you can probably tell from the range of this episode's title, we had a *great* conversation with Eboni around her upcoming novella, STONE AND STEEL. You better believe we also serve up a heaping helping of found families (one of our favorite main dishes!), and we're also extremely thankful for Eboni's nuanced take on queer community. STONE AND STEEL is definitely one of our favorite novellas of the year, and our conversation with Eboni is one of our favorites, too!

    To learn more about Eboni's work, go to www.ebonidunbar.com or look her up on Twitter at @sugoionna87 and on Instagram at ej_beezington. You can find STONE AND STEEL, as well as the other novellas in Neon Hemlock's 2020 quartet, at www.neonhemlock.com/books.

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    - iTunes (https://apple.co/3aFR64l)
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    - Stitcher (https://bit.ly/38ukyZc) and
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    as well as find our oldest episodes on YouTube once they have shuffled off these other earthly coils.

    We’d still love your reviews if you’re willing and able, but please put your $$ toward ending police brutality and ending systemic racism. You can celebrate our queer take on science fiction and fantasy by honoring the Black trans women and other diverse peoples who led the charge at Stonewall and elsewhere. On theme, you can put some bucks towards Unicorn Riot, your state’s bail fund, and the official George Floyd Memorial Fund.

    • 56 min
    Episode 125: Leigh Harlan on Punks, Shifters, and Finding Family

    Episode 125: Leigh Harlan on Punks, Shifters, and Finding Family

    This episode lets us delight over Leigh Harlan's recent novella Queens of Noise, out now from Neon Hemlock Press (and please listen to episode 124, in which we talk with dave ring, the publisher and managing editor). You'll probably already know that we love talking about found families, especially queer found family, which Leigh and their Queens give us in abundance. What we *didn't* know is that we certainly wanted our queer sff infused with punk rock, and Queens more than delivers. Queens of Noise particularly delighted us westerners because of its focal werecoyote pack, so when we say we loved this gem of a novella for many reasons, believe it!

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    Like our content? Our website is www.imaginaries.net, and you can drop us a line at imaginarypod@gmail.com while we are avoiding the tweets. You can listen to our episodes on
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    - Spotify (https://spoti.fi/2tERDTD)
    - Stitcher (https://bit.ly/38ukyZc) and
    - SoundCloud (https://bit.ly/2TVno5i)
    as well as find our oldest episodes on YouTube once they have shuffled off these other earthly coils.

    We’d still love your reviews if you’re willing and able, but please put your $$ toward ending police brutality and ending systemic racism. You can celebrate our queer take on science fiction and fantasy by honoring the Black trans women and other diverse peoples who led the charge at Stonewall and elsewhere. On theme, you can put some bucks towards Unicorn Riot, your state’s bail fund, and the official George Floyd Memorial Fund.

    • 53 min
    Episode 124 - dave ring on Publishing, Editing, and the Inclusion of Queer Voices in SFF

    Episode 124 - dave ring on Publishing, Editing, and the Inclusion of Queer Voices in SFF

    Our Guest this episode is dave ring, who answers about what it means to champion queer voices in SFF as an editor and publisher of a small press (Neon Hemlock Press, in dave’s case).

    dave is also a fabulous writer and has a lot to say about creating queer community in writing generally and in SFF specifically. Plus, we absolutely want to know what happens between a call for book submissions and the publication of a book, and dave walks us through the magic. Oh, and we also talk about literary candles!


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    Like our content? Our website is www.imaginaries.net, and you can drop us a line at imaginarypod@gmail.com while we are avoiding the tweets. You can listen to our episodes on
    - iTunes (https://apple.co/3aFR64l)
    - Spotify (https://spoti.fi/2tERDTD)
    - Stitcher (https://bit.ly/38ukyZc) and
    - SoundCloud (https://bit.ly/2TVno5i)
    as well as find our oldest episodes on YouTube once they have shuffled off these other earthly coils.

    We’d still love your reviews if you’re willing and able, but please put your $$ toward ending police brutality and ending systemic racism. You can celebrate our queer take on science fiction and fantasy by honoring the Black trans women and other diverse peoples who led the charge at Stonewall and elsewhere. On theme, you can put some bucks towards Unicorn Riot, your state’s bail fund, and the official George Floyd Memorial Fund.

    • 57 min
    Episode 123 : Rosaria Munda Shows Us What Happens After an Empire Falls (with Dragons!)

    Episode 123 : Rosaria Munda Shows Us What Happens After an Empire Falls (with Dragons!)

    Hang on tight for this rollicking episode with Rosaria Munda, author of FIREBORNE, which was one of our favorite YA novels of 2019 AND our sole pick for best debut of 2019! We had a grand time talking about the beautiful world Rosaria created, which is partially magic (hello, dragons), partially historical, partially Roman, but all fabulous. There's a lot of great discussion of family, ethics, war, empire, and much more -- and you can look forward to Rosaria's next book in this series, FLAMEFALL, due out in 2021. We can't wait!

    Episode trivia: Kend loves dragons, but Rosaria prefers fighter planes.

    Like our content? Our website is www.imaginaries.net, and you can drop us a line at imaginarypod@gmail.com while we are avoiding the tweets. You can listen to our episodes on
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    - Stitcher (https://bit.ly/38ukyZc) and
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    as well as find our oldest episodes on YouTube once they have shuffled off these other earthly coils.

    We’d still love your reviews if you’re willing and able, but please put your $$ toward ending police brutality and ending systemic racism. You can celebrate our queer take on science fiction and fantasy by honoring the Black trans women and other diverse peoples who led the charge at Stonewall and elsewhere. On theme, you can put some bucks towards Unicorn Riot, your state’s bail fund, and the official George Floyd Memorial Fund.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

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A Really Fun Show!

There's so much to love here. Their two part series on magic (in all its treatments) was a blast to listen to, and it just gets more and better from there! The hosts are a fun lost to listen to and have great chemistry, and you get a lot out of every episode! If you need a show of interviews, discussion, and more on all the things that fill our imagination, this is for you!

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