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Plot Yoyos – You Can Never Go Back

Click to view video. A new video is out. In this installment, Jefferson and Gilbert discuss the problem of plot yoyos and explain how they sap the energy from your…

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The Fire Eye Refugee, by Samuel Gately (34:11)

Today we see that if you want your fantastical world to seem “long ago and far away” you should probably stop filling it with “here and now.” What drew me…

Fluency, by Jennifer Foehner Wells (6:23)

Today we see that if you promise hard SF on the tin, implausibilities by the pound are not what you should pack inside. What I gleaned about the story: Dr….

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Burnt Worlds, by S.J. Madill (40:00)

Today we see a survivor who shows us what a star empire run by Canadians might look like. And I’m fascinated.

Episode 3: It’s all about librarians. And vampires. Librarian vampires for the win!

In this episode, Gilbert interviews two different librarians. One’s a promoter of good indie books (The Fussy Librarian) and the other is a college student and vampire who hunts bad…

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