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A podcast for lovers of science fiction and fantasy books. Join host and reviewer Calvin Park for his thoughts on recent reads and releases. You'll also find interviews with authors, reviewers, and others involved in the fantasy community.

Under a Pile of Books Calvin Park

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A podcast for lovers of science fiction and fantasy books. Join host and reviewer Calvin Park for his thoughts on recent reads and releases. You'll also find interviews with authors, reviewers, and others involved in the fantasy community.

    Episode 48 - January 18 Weekly Pod

    Episode 48 - January 18 Weekly Pod

    In this episode, Calvin talks about THORNBOUND by Stephanie Burgis and THE TEN THOUSAND DOORS OF JANUARY by Alix E. Harrow. After this, he outlines his next planned read A TALE OF STARS & SHADOW by Lisa Cassidy and then talks about A QUEEN IN HIDING by Sarah Kozloff, an upcoming release on his radar. After that it's on to a bit of talk about the soon-to-release Star Trek: Picard and then a couple housekeeping items to round out the pod

    • 20 min
    Episode 47 - Interview with Rob J. Hayes

    Episode 47 - Interview with Rob J. Hayes

    In this episode, Calvin interviews Rob J. Hayes, winner of the 2017 SPFBO and a finalist in this year's SPFBO. The two talk about Rob's books, fantasy in general, and several other topics. 

    • 21 min
    Episode 46 - January 12 Weekly Pod

    Episode 46 - January 12 Weekly Pod

    In this episode, Calvin brings you up to date on his reading from the past couple weeks. You'll hear his thoughts on WARRIOR OF THE ALTAII by Robert Jordan, EMBERS OF WAR by Gareth Powell, SMUGGLER'S FORTUNE by Angela Boord, BLADE'S EDGE by Virginia McClain, and DAUGHTER FROM THE DARK by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko. You'll also hear what's on deck for Calvin this week, beginning with a book he's nearly completed, THORNBOUND by Stephanie Burgis and moving on to THE TEN THOUSAND DOORS OF JANUARY by Alix Harrow. After that, he points you to some discussion on r/Fantasy beginning with Krista D. Ball's annual post on recommendations. Then it's some quick thoughts on a couple video games before Calvin wraps up. 

    • 26 min
    Episode 45 - Interview with Alicia Wanstall-Burke

    Episode 45 - Interview with Alicia Wanstall-Burke

    In this episode Calvin sits down with Alicia Wanstall-Burke, current SPFBO finalist, to talk about her books BLOOD OF HEIRS and LEGACY OF GHOSTS.

    • 25 min
    Episode 44 - SPECIAL EPISODE: Top Novels of 2019

    Episode 44 - SPECIAL EPISODE: Top Novels of 2019

    Calvin shares with you his 15 top novels of 2019...and there are more than one where words to describe how great they are fail him. 

    • 30 min
    Episode 43 - SPECIAL EPISODE: Top Coverart of 2019

    Episode 43 - SPECIAL EPISODE: Top Coverart of 2019

    Calvin goes through his top 5 artwork for covers from 2019! Take a listen!

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

Jon Author ,

A great podcast about all things fantasy

If you love fantasy, you definitely want to check out Under a Pile of Books. It's a great mix of interviews with fantasy authors and bloggers, along with recaps and reviews of the latest fantasy releases.

IWFerguson ,

It's good

In addition to interviews with folks I'm interested in, Mr. Park provides a quick rundown of SFF-related news. Now, most of this is information I could get elsewhere online, but I'd have to click a bunch of links and read stuff. Instead, I can listen to it while doing chores. It's very helpful that way, and Mr. Park has a nice voice to listen to.

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