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The Dragonlance Reread: Dragons of Autumn Twilight Part 2, Chapters 15 and 16

Welcome back to our reread of the Dragonlance Chronicles, as we come to the end of the first book.

We left last week in chaos—draconians, dragons, slaves and Heroes all brawling in front of the gates of Pax Tharkas. Gates that are now sealed behind tons of rubble, squishing Eben and the Green Gemstone Man in the process. We also left with two cliff-hangers, two big fights: Verminaard versus ‘four men’ (not yet revealed) and a dragon-battle in the sky between Pyros and the very unhappy Matafleur.

As always, we’re going to keep the reread post spoiler-free, but the comments are open to any and all discussion, so proceed with caution! This solution, like the world of Krynn itself, seems totally True Neutral.

[BOSS FIGHT!]

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Midnight in Karachi Episode 25: N.K. Jemisin

Welcome back to Midnight in Karachi, a weekly podcast about writers, publishers, editors, illustrators, their books and the worlds they create, hosted by Mahvesh Murad.

This week writer N.K. Jemisin joins the podcast to talk about ancient epics, having her first book rejected for not having a white cast of characters, the anger that fueled her other work, and why her work should not be considered “groundbreaking.” Jemisin is the writer of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms and The Broken Earth series—book one, The Fifth Season, is available now from Orbit.

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The Dragonlance Reread: Dragons of Autumn Twilight Part 2, Chapters 13 and 14

After two chapters of relative inactivity—scheming, feelings and suspicion—you knew things were about to kick off. And this week, they do. Are you ready for draconians, dragonfire, rockfalls, character death(s), aerial battles and… Sturm in a dress?

Last we saw, Tas was going to attempt to rescue a gully dwarf with the help of a possibly senile mage. What could go wrong?

[Everything, of course.]

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The Dragonlance Chronicles Reread: Dragons of Autumn Twilight Part 2, Chapters 11 and 12

Welcome back to the Dragonlance Reread!

After Raistlin saved everyone’s butts last week (at great personal exhaustion), our main party came across a secret door that leads to the cellars of Pax Tharkas—so let’s get exploring!

As always, we’re going to keep the reread post spoiler-free, but the comments are open to any and all discussion, so proceed with caution!

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Midnight in Karachi Episode 24: Aliette de Bodard

Welcome back to Midnight in Karachi, a weekly podcast about writers, publishers, editors, illustrators, their books and the worlds they create, hosted by Mahvesh Murad.

This week writer Aliette de Bodard, writer of the Obsidian and Blood books and The House of Shattered Wings joins Mahvesh to talk about Aztecs, angels, making bread and having to draw divisions between speaking different languages. You can read an excerpt from The House of Shattered Wings here on Tor.com!

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The Dragonlance Chronicles Reread: Dragons of Autumn Twilight Part 2: Chapters 9 and 10

Welcome back to the Dragonlance Reread!

We’re back with our regular transmission following last week’s guest post from Highlord Damien Walter. Damien covered a large chunk of Raistlin’s character arc, but this week our favorite wizard continues to save everyone’s backsides…

As always, we’re going to keep the reread post spoiler-free, but the comments are open to any and all discussion, so proceed with caution!

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Midnight in Karachi Episode 23: Rebecca Levene

Welcome back to Midnight in Karachi, a weekly podcast about writers, publishers, editors, illustrators, their books and the worlds they create, hosted by Mahvesh Murad.

This week’s guest on the podcast is Rebecca Levene, writer of Smiler’s Fair and The Hunter’s Kind. Here, she talks about worldbuilding without cultural appropriation, Once Upon a Time and working on the Zombies Run! app.

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Midnight in Karachi Episode 22: Jeff VanderMeer

Welcome back to Midnight in Karachi, a weekly podcast about writers, publishers, editors, illustrators, their books and the worlds they create, hosted by Mahvesh Murad.

Writer and editor Jeff VanderMeer joins Mahvesh on the podcast this week to talk about editing anthologies, writing various forms of fiction, and his favourite owls.

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Midnight in Karachi Episode 21: Maria Dahvana Headley

Welcome back to Midnight in Karachi, a weekly podcast about writers, publishers, editors, illustrators, their books and the worlds they create, hosted by Mahvesh Murad.

This week on the podcast, Mahvesh speaks with writer Maria Dahvana Headley on writing short stories to release extra ideas, mixing genres in YA, writing uniforms of vintage ballgowns and flight suits, and Grendel’s mother.

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The Dragonlance Reread: Dragons of Autumn Twilight Part 2, Chapters 5 and 6

Welcome back to the Dragonlance Reread!

The last time we met them, our intrepid heroes had narrowly escaped the clutches of Fewmaster Toade with the help of Gilthanas the elf, who insisted on taking them to fabled elf city of Qualinost. Ah, Qualinost, with its unimaginable beauty, slender spires and magical dwarven metalwork. Our friends are overwhelmed, though Tanis is anxious (of course) about being back, having been run out of there years earlier for some dodgy half-cousin adopted sister lovin’.

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Midnight in Karachi Episode 20: James Smythe

Welcome back to Midnight in Karachi, a weekly podcast about writers, publishers, editors, illustrators, their books and the worlds they create, hosted by Mahvesh Murad.

James Smythe joins Mahvesh on Midnight in Karachi this week, to talk about his new novel Way Down Dark, romance in YA, music and movies, before revealing the name of the sequel to Way Down Dark for the first time.

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Midnight in Karachi Episode 19: Daniel José Older

Welcome back to Midnight in Karachi, a weekly podcast about writers, publishers, editors, illustrators, their books and the worlds they create, hosted by Mahvesh Murad.

This week, writer Daniel José Older joins Mahvesh to talk about urban fantasy, spiritual ancestry, diversity in fiction, questioning the power status quo and the deserving attention the cover for his novel Shadowshaper has received. 

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The Dragonlance Reread: Dragons of Autumn Twilight Part 2, Chapters 3 and 4

Welcome back to the Dragonlance Reread! This week we continue along our journey, hoping desperately for more dragons, maybe even an actual lance, but perhaps settling for an eventful escape from cages.

As always, we’re going to keep the reread post spoiler-free, but the comments are open to any and all discussion, so proceed with caution!

[Here we are, on the road again.]

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Midnight in Karachi Episode 18: Catherine Webb

Welcome back to Midnight in Karachi, a weekly podcast about writers, publishers, editors, illustrators, their books and the worlds they create, hosted by Mahvesh Murad.

This week, a writer with many names joins Mahvesh: Catherine Webb has written over a dozen books under her own name and as Kate Griffin and more recently as Claire North. She’s this year’s Campbell award winner for best novel—The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, released as Claire North—and today she talks about her various pseudonyms, inspiration, writing methods and stories.

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The Dragonlance Reread: Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Part 2, Chapters 1 and 2

Welcome back to the Dragonlance Reread! Miss us? We took a break last week for one of our guest Highlords to share her Dragonlance gaming experience—but that’s enough of the real world for now.

Meanwhile, back on the ranch, Tanis and the Heroes (like Jem and the Holograms, but with worse hair) have slain a dragon, recovered an artifact and escaped the crumbling city of Xak Tsaroth. So, we’ve won, right?

As always, we’re going to keep the reread post spoiler-free, but the comments are open to any and all discussion, so proceed with caution!

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Midnight in Karachi Episode 17: Naomi Novik

Welcome back to Midnight in Karachi, a weekly podcast about writers, publishers, editors, illustrators, their books and the worlds they create, hosted by Mahvesh Murad.

This week award winner writer of the Temeraire series Naomi Novik is on the podcast, talking about fanfic, dragons, both real and metaphorical and her much lauded new novel Uprooted—available now in both the US (Del Rey) and UK (Tor Books UK). You can read an excerpt and check out a review of the novel here on Tor.com.

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Midnight in Karachi Episode 16: Paolo Bacigalupi

Welcome back to Midnight in Karachi, a weekly podcast about writers, publishers, editors, illustrators, their books and the worlds they create, hosted by Mahvesh Murad.

This week multi-award winning writer and NYT bestseller Paolo Bacigalupi talks to Mahvesh about his new book The Water Knife, climate change, writing thrillers with strong ideologies, and diversity. You can also read Mahvesh’s review of The Water Knife here on Tor.com.

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Midnight in Karachi Episode 15: Frances Hardinge

Welcome back to Midnight in Karachi, a weekly podcast about writers, publishers, editors, illustrators, their books and the worlds they create, hosted by Mahvesh Murad.

Beloved writer of A Face Like Glass, Cuckoo Song and The Lie Tree, Frances Hardinge is on the podcast today, talking about some of her award winning books, cheeses that give you visions, and the power of books to rearrange the way you think.

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