Michael and Michael run the show this week, and respond to the buildup of listener commentary, and Mike Stackpole throws out a story description that he's searching for the author/title for.
Voicemail: Trampas weighs in about political views overwhelminig the story in the fiction; Indiana Jim comments on a discussion about writing fiction about on a topic that you cannot endorse personally in the real world; Zack on books containing overly preachy moments; Robin also talks about the line between being preachy and not being preachy; Will lists several of his reading essentials: Foundation by Asimov, Fuzzy Papers by H. Beam Piper, Battlefield Earth, and one unknown title that he'll get back to us on.
Listener Feedback: What books changed your life, and what books are your A+ books? Keep letting us know what your personal essential books are!
Interview: Michael, Summer, Brian, Michael and Tim talk with award-winning Australian author Adrian Bedford about his latest book, "Hydrogen Steel", which Tim eagerly read through for review.
Adrian tells us all about creating the universe of "Hydrogen Steel", and creating the characters that live there as the story flows back and forth between a detective mystery and a hard scifi story, and about the award nominations it's garnered so far.
For more details on the book, see Tim Adamec's review.
The Library: New arrivals to the studio this time around: Righteous Anger by Lynda Williams, The Heart of the Stars by Kate Forsyth, No Humans Involved by Kelley Armstrong, Logorrhea edited by John Klima, Kitty Takes A Holiday by Carrie Vaughn, Dreaming the Serpent Spear by Manda Scott, Divergence by Tony Ballantyne, Karma Girl by Jennifer Estep.
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