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Clutch: Book One of The Wrecked Earth, by CEL Welsh (5:14)

Today we see that opting for a “big-picture history” prologue is like attempting a triple-lutz in figure skating: sure, there are people who make it look easy, but the risk…

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From a Foreign Shore, by Andrew Knighton (40:00)

Today we see that a single change to the existing world can often capture a reader’s interest better than changing many things.

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The Weatherman, by Laurie Axinn Gienapp (10:14)

Today we see that even if you’re trying to create a bit of mystery, some details need to be clearly established up front.

There Comes a Time, by J.J. Green (2:24)

Today we are reminded that most people expect the near future to still have access to the things we enjoy today, unless told otherwise What I gleaned about the stories:…

Invasion, by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant (40:00)

Today we see another IOD survivor, and appropriately enough, it’s a story about survivors. But I’m still waiting for a glimmer of something new.