Artemis Rising 2

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I have been having a blast these last six months or so helping co-editors of PodCastle, Rachael K. Jones and Graeme Dunlop pull together the amazing TOC for PodCastle’s Artemis Rising 2. All three of the Escape Artists podcasts will be participating in the event, which starts on February 1st. I can’t wait for everyone to hear the line-up of stories. We’ve commissioned a beautiful piece of artwork from Galen Dara which will be used across all three podcasts and I get to let you have a tiny peek at the preview. Wait until you see the rest. You’ll have to pick your chin up off the floor.

Guess What I’m Doing Now?

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There is no need to write a long post for this, so I will just get to the point.

I am now officially Assistant Editor over at PodCastle.org.

I’ve been listening to PodCastle for a few years now and never ever thought that I’d be doing this. I’m excited.

I’ve been guest editor along with regular editors Graeme Dunlop and Rachael K. Jones for the Artemis Rising 2 event, which will take place in 02/2016. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it and have been on the receiving end of some of the most patient guidance. And then I was offered something more permanent. No way could I say no.

 

The Fifth Season

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The fifth season

Back in August I read N.K.Jemisin’s newest novel, The Fifth Season.

I LOVED IT.

Shall I count the reason’s why? Don’t count on it. I can’t. This novel is dense and chewy with complex layers and I’m still too busy fan-girling to be coherent. I went back to look at my Goodreads review of the book and realized that I said little about it. I still find it difficult to put into writing exactly how I feel about this book as both a reader and a writer. Fortunately I don’t have to.

A few weeks ago Jonah Sutton-Morse, host of the Cabbages and Kings Podcast, Troy Wiggins, and I sat down for quite a lengthy and delicious discussion of the book.

Some spoilers and gushing ahead. Take a listen if you dare.