Episode 89
Our Fall Favorites

Sharifah and Jenn discuss adaptation news for The Stand and Underground Railroad, cyborgs, a gorgeous Afrofantasy MMO/RPG, and some favorite books from this Fall.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot’s mystery thriller podcast, Read or Dead, the audiobook edition of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab, and Saga Press, publishers of speculative fiction like Stephen Graham Jones’ THE ONLY GOOD INDIANS, Rebecca Roanhorse’s BLACK SUN, and more.

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News

First look at Underground Railroad adaptation [Slashfilm]

“The Stand” Air Date Set [Tor.com]

Specialized polymers bring us one step closer to cyborgs [Inverse]

Afrofantasy MMO / RPG: The Wagadu Chronicles [Kickstarter]

Books Discussed

Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots (content warnings: body horror, medical trauma, PTSD, panic attacks) – “If Doctor Doom Were Your Boyfriend” [Tor.com]

Prime Deceptions by Valerie Valdes

Each of Us A Desert by Mark Oshiro (content warnings: abusive parent, graphic violence)

The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson (tw: physical abuse)

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik