Cover to Cover #282A: Edward M. Lerner

Fleet of WorldsFeedback: Timothy Low comments on his daughter Darcy's glee at receiving the "Seeing Redd" prize pack; Trucker Cylon on suggestions for new show names, and has a question about editing your drafts; Trucker Cylon again, apologizing; Doc from Des Moines commenting on books in the steampunk genre;

Interview: Edward M. Lerner joins us to talk about collaborating with Larry Niven on "Fleet of Worlds", a story set in the "Ringworld" universe, but not a direct prequel to "Ringworld", although in it, we get to learn more about a main character in "Ringworld". We also learn more about the Puppeteers and their home world in this book, but it is a standalone book.

Edward also tells us about how the idea of the book and the groundwork for collaborating came about.

The Library: New to the Library this week: Grimpow by Rafael Abalos; Cybermancy by Kelly McCullough; Wizards, Inc edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Loren L. Coleman; Ice, Iron and Gold by S. M. Stirling; The Ivory and the Horn by Charles de Lint; The Sword-Edged Blonde by Alex Bledsoe; Queen Ferris by S. C. Butler; When Ghosts Speak by Mary Ann Winkowski; Saber Dance / The Lunari Mask by Melanie Fletcher / Laura J. Underwood.

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Promo: Scott Sigler's "Nocturnal"


  1. Loren Coleman says

    "Wizards, Inc edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Loren Coleman"

    That would be science-fiction author Loren L. Coleman.

  2. Hey Summer!

    You should post a photo of your book shelves. I am curious what a Book Adict's Book Shelves look like.


  3. There are six large shelves in three different rooms.

    I'll see what I can do 🙂

  4. ooh, Robert & Summer, you two just gave me an idea for a thread at the Forums!