Cover to Cover #345B: Mondo Library Feature

Stepsister SchemeListener Questions: Rosemary has a question about writing dialogue in a specific type of scene with back-and-forth chit-chat, then Gary in Atlanta recommends authors outside of the SF genre for examples of lean dialogue writing techniques.

Submitting Listener comments: If you have any suggestions or comments, please let us know!

The Library: Yep, it's been a while! Up this time, The Jennifer Morgue by Charles Stross (new tpb collection from Ace); The Stepsister Scheme by Jim C. Hines; Regenesis by C. J. Cherryh; The Map of Moments by Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon; Just Another Judgment Day by Simon R. Green; Getting To Know You by David Marusek; In Shade and Shadow by Barb and J.C. Hendee; Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor by Matthew Stover; The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters, Volumes 1 and 2 by Gordon Dahlquist; The Vampire Agent by Patricia Rosemoor and Marc Paoletti; The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death by Charlie Huston; Beat the Reaper by Joss Bazell.

Promo: Variant Frequencies


  1. "I wish we were Swiss," George said.
    "They've all got goiter," said Nick.
    "I don't believe it," George said.
    'Neither do I," said Nick.
    They laughed.
    "Maybe we'll never go skiing again, Nick," George said.
    "We've got to," said Nick. "It isn't worthwhile if you can't."
    "We'll go all right," George said.
    "We've got to," Nick agreed.
    "I wish we could make a promise about it," George said.
    Nick stood up. He buckled his wind jacket tight. He leaned over George and picked up the two sky poles from against the wall. He stuck on of the sky poles into the floor.
    "There isn't any good in promising," he said.

    From "Cross-Country Snow" by Ernest Hemingway.

  2. PS: You guys need an edit button on your comment page. (I'm just saying,)