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Sharifah and Jenn discuss multi-platform media, Nnedi Okorafor’s nonfiction, and The Twilight Zone, and recommend novellas.

This episode is sponsored by TBR, On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden, and Putting the Science in Fiction.

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News Discussed

An ambitious multi-platform launch

Liz Gorinsky, formerly of Tor, is starting her own publishing company.

Nnedi Okorafor is doing a nonfiction book!

Follow-up: The reboot trailer for Twilight Zone mostly just makes me want to rewatch original Twilight Zone.


Books Discussed

On a Red Station, Drifting by Aliette de Bodard (Listen to her on Get Booked!)

The Black God’s Drums by P. Djèlí Clark

Prime Meridian by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson (tw: homophobia, family abuse) (Read his piece on writing dialect in fiction)