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On Miniscule Volant Anthropomorpha

  A gentleman naturalist is surprised to discover a colony of fairies on his summer estates. The fairies are friends with a local girl who is less pleasantly surprised to discover her friends are being popped into jars of formaldehyde. … Continue reading

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One week to Loncon3!

A week from today I’m flying to London to go to Loncon3! This will be my first convention ever and I have no idea what to expect. I’m already excited about the panels, some of them chaired by my heroes, … Continue reading

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68 Clashing Cultures with Tex Thompson

    One more  time with Arianne “Tex” Thompson, author of One Night in Sixes, available for purchase right now! American dialect North Korea’s France-by-way-of-Russia uniforms Inferior Christmas Lights We think it’s better because that’s how we’ve always done it Bulgarian light switches (superior) electrical sockets (inferior! Inferior … Continue reading

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New Frontiers Works Referenced

In case you were curious… Education (i.e. works referenced) Dr. Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Creation: The Definitive Guide to the Evolutionary Biology of Sex by Olivia Judson Savages by Joe Kane Human Behavioral Biology by Robert Sapolsky (Spring 2010) … Continue reading

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What did Louis and Clark discover?

This week on Science Fiction Theater! Louis and Clark set out on their mission expecting to find predatory mastadons in the West. What if they did? Well, the easiest answer would be they weren’t predatory mastadons (what a stupid idea), … Continue reading

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67 Tradition and Modernity with Tex Thompson

      Today I’m talking again with Arianne “Tex” Thompson, author of One Night in Sixes, available for purchase right now! We talk about the story’s characters. And gender-bending. It’s not just about changing their gender, it’s about changing their lived experience. … Continue reading

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66 Creating Cultures with Tex Thompson

    Today I’m talking with Arianne “Tex” Thompson, author of One Night in Sixes! Consume it, minions! We talk about creating the many (many!) distinct cultures that grace Tex’s new book, including among them Cowboys, Indians, and Fishmen. Everyone who’s anyone has taken a … Continue reading

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65 Layered Personalities with Jeff Stanley

  We’re talking about the book Jeff wrote, The Windows of my Soul I Throw Wide Open. It’s a book being repped by Jennie Goloboy of Red Sofa Literary about how memory, genetics, actions, and interests go together to make a person. … Continue reading

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64 Historical Research with E.C. Ambrose

  I’m back with E.C. Ambrose, talking about her new book, Elisha Magus and the research that not only informs the series, but got it started in the first place. Also… The whole thing began with research. For me a book usually … Continue reading

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Wheel in the Sky 16

First  Previous Hundreds, thousands of baby Cursed Blades thumped against the earth, rang off each other, bounced and twirled and spun as if with glee. Green light coruscated across segmented black metal, playing across blades no larger than a thumbnail, blades … Continue reading

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