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Rocket Talk Episode 36: Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin

In this episode of Rocket Talk, Justin is joined by Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin to talk about their new podcasting ventures, Midnight in Karachi and One Comic. Eventually the trio delves into their favorite books of 2014, making recommendations like it’s their job… which it is.

Mahvesh Murad is a Tor.com blogger and one of the smartest people in the biz. She’s a former radio host. Her show 89 Chapters was, until very recently, Pakistan’s only on air book show. With the show cancelled, Mahvesh is taking her talents to Tor.com, launching the second podcast in the Tor.com network with Midnight in Karachi. You can follow her on twitter or visit her website.

Jared Shurin is the co-owner and editor of the Hugo and British Fantasy Award nominated blog, Pornokitsch, the publisher at Jurassic London, co-editor of the Hugo-Nominated and British Fantasy Award winning Speculative Fiction 2012. He’s a trained BBQ judge and co-host of a comic book podcast called One Comic. Find Jared on twitter.

Books mentioned on the podcast:

  • Tigerman by Nick Harkaway
  • Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Smiler’s Fair by Rebecca Levene
  • City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett
  • The Fever by Megan Abbott
  • The Three by Sarah Lotz
  • The Girl’s at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine
  • The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne
  • The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
  • Academic Exercises by KJ Parker
  • “The Vaporization Enthalpy of a Peculiar Pakistani Family” by Usman Tanveer Malik
  • Feast, Famine & Potluck ed. by Karen Jennings
  • The Three Body Problem by Liu Cixin (trans. by Ken Liu)
  • Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes
  • Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley
  • Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison

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