This week, we wrap up Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis with our opinions, your opinions, and Ian Tregillis's opinions. (Yes, he's on the show for an interview). We also look at June SciFi/Fantasy events thanks to IO9. June is pretty danged busy!
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Martian Time-Slip and The Golden Man by Philip K. Dick
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This week we're very pleased to have a chance to talk to author Laurie R. King. Ms. King is the author of the Mary Russell series of historical mysteries, featuring Sherlock Holmes as her partner, and a series featuring police officer Kate Martinelli, as well as several standalone novels. King's first book, A Grave Talent (1993), received the 1994 Edgar Award for Best First Novel. Her latest book is The God of the Hive.
5 Epic Science Fiction Book Series to Read This Summer.
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Our Audible pick: The Beekeeper's Apprentice, by Laurie R. King, narrated by Jenny Sterlin
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As a wrap-up of "Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" we finally snag an interview with the author of the Sword and Laser book club selection. Cory Doctorow is always a fun person to chat with, and this episode is no exception. We do query him on some of the thoughts behind Down and Out, but also about writing and the publishing industry in general. We also let him pick our next book!
Our next book is The Windup Girl, by Paolo Bacigalupi.
According to io9 (who are also reading The Windup Girl this month), you can also get the ebook version for free:
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Thanks Alden! Kind of wish I had known that before I bought the hardcover, though I don't mind paying either :)