Show Notes: Paranormal Romance: An Interview with Paula Guran and Elizabeth Bear
This week, we present the last of a series of interviews conducted at World Fantasy Con 2006.
Summer sat down with Paula Guran, editor of Juno Books, and author Elizabeth Bear to talk about paranormal romance, and the wide variety of story themes and components that make up this undefinable but easily recognizable genre.
But where do you put the books so that the maximum number of people interested in these stories can find them? Do you really have to singly brand these books, or is it time for someone to shake up the bookstores or the way books are sold so that we can more easily find and distribute the hard-to-categorize but great to read books.
The Library: Michael, Summer and Brian finish going through the backlog in The Library: Paul Park's "The Tourmaline", Heinlein's "Red Planet", Mary Rosenblum's "Horizons", "The Science Fiction Century, Vol 2" edited by David G. Hartwell, Steven Erickson's "House of Chains", Shane Berryhill's "Chance Fortune and the Outlaws", Juliet Marillier's "Blade of Fortune", Elizabeth Haydon's "The Assassin King", and Kate Elliott's "Spirit Gate" get the quick-hit treatment. We're finally all caught up!
Voicemail: Paul from Des Moines commenting on the previously mentioned problem of finding older books in a series when the next books in the series are published. There really has to be a better way to resolve this problem.
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