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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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Holy Pavilion

First and Previous 圣亭 “So the the other half of the rumors are also true.” Yuen steeled himself and looked into the eyes of his old friend. “You are thinking of going home. Abandoning your sworn and holy mission.” “Financing my mission, more like,” … Continue reading

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63 Fantasy and Historical Fantasy with E.C. Ambrose

  With me this week is E.C. Ambrose, author of Elisha Barber and, out this week, Elisha Magus, the first two books of a historical fantasy series about a barber-surgeon in 13th century England. We talk about the question “how much … Continue reading

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Wheel in the Sky 15

First  Previous Voidcleaver struck the Power point-first and much became clear. The problem was simple. Over millennia of use, the AI that humans called “Nebuchak” had become corrupted. Mistakes crept into software, which redesigned hardware, which ran software differently. That … Continue reading

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Treasure Continent

First and Previous 宝洲 Ulama Yuen Zaide ben Jiafa looked down, and his heart sank. “Are you sure this is a map?” “Oh yes.” Admiral Feng nodded at the grim-faced little woman sitting cross-legged at the base of the his stone bench. “The native who … Continue reading

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62 Manga Translation with Phuong Pham

Phuong is back again, talking about her job as an editor for Digital Manga. Which is by the way kickstarting a Captain Ken English translation that you should STILL HAVE TIME TO FUND! Also… The Digital Manga Guild, which employs … Continue reading

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