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Midnight in Karachi Episode 53: Thomas Olde Heuvelt

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.

Hugo award winning writer Thomas Olde Heuvelt joins the podcast today to talk about the familiarity in horror, witches, adjusting translations into his own voice, and his novel HEX. The English language debut HEX is available from Tor Books—read an excerpt here on Tor.com!

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The Dragonlance Chronicles Reread: Dragons of Spring Dawning, Chapters 1 and 2

Welcome back to the Dragonlance Reread!

Last time we suffered through heavy-handed song about Kitiara’s dark and poisonous beauty, and a flashback that showed Berem accidentally killing his sister Jasla in a fit of greed-induced rage. This time we begin the final Dragonlance Chronicles book in earnest, as Tanis slinks out of Kitiara’s bed and back to his friends…

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Midnight in Karachi Episode 52: Eugene Lambert

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 Eugene Lambert joins the podcast this week to talk about evil twins, which apocalypse is most survivable, and his new SF YA thriller The Sign of One, which was shortlisted for the AM Heath’s Irish Children’s Prize and the Bath Novel Award as well.

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Midnight in Karachi Episode 51: Seanan McGuire

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 Seanan McGuire is on the podcast, talking about her new novella Every Heart a Doorway, writing and performing filk, having a tapeworm, and being bitten by a king cobra. Every Heart a Doorway is available now from Tor.com Publishing; you can read an excerpt here.

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Midnight in Karachi Episode 50: M.R. Carey

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 of The Girl With All the Gifts, X-Men, The Ultimate Fantastic Four and Lucifer, Mike Carey—aka M.R. Carey—is on the podcast this week, talking about writing comics in existing worlds, co-writing with family, zombie fiction, and his new novel Fellside, available now from Orbit.

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The Dragonlance Chronicles Reread: Dragons of Winter Night, Epilogue

Welcome back to the Dragonlance Reread!

Last week was a little traumatic—perhaps the series’ most memorable moment, but also it’s most heart-breaking. This week, the book’s final chapter, is about the aftermath. Is this a time for healing? For despair? Let’s see how our heroes are handling their loss…

[Very dark. Very stormy.]

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Dragonlance Reread: Dragons of Winter Night Part III, Chapters 13 and 14

Welcome back to the Dragonlance Reread!

Last week, Derek lead a doomed campaign against the Dragonarmies. Meanwhile, Tas wandered off to the High Clerist’s Tower and found another dragon orb—and he may have figured out a way to use it. This week, more shrieks and yells and blaring of horns from the Dragonarmies…

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Midnight in Karachi Episode 49: Tim Lebbon

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 is writer Tim Lebbon, author of the Assassins series of dark fantasy novellas with Tor.com Publishing—Pieces of Hate is available now, and A Whisper of Southern Lights publishes May 10th. On the podcast, Tim and Mahvesh discuss his writing influences, Indiana Jones, the Assassins novellas, writing horror, and how fear works.

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Midnight in Karachi Episode 48: Charlie Jane Anders

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 novelist, short story writer and editor of io9, Charlie Jane Anders is on the podcast to talk about her latest novel, All the Birds in the Sky, managing writing nonfiction and fiction, TV adaptations, and more. All the Birds in the Sky is available from Tor Books—you can read the first four chapters here on Tor.com!

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Midnight in Karachi Episode 47: Sofia Samatar

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.

World Fantasy Award and British Fantasy Award winner Sofia Samatar is on the podcast this week, talking about her award winning novel A Stranger in Olondria, its companion novel The Winged Histories, writing short stories, teaching, translations and making life a giant book club.

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She Talks to Angels: Occupy Me by Tricia Sullivan

Pearl is an angel on earth, with wings that exist in another dimension (mostly). She doesn’t know how she ended up on this plane, but she’s trying to find out. She works for the Resistance, helping humans be kinder to each other, helping people silently and selflessly. She works as a flight attendant, soothing people’s nerves as much as serving them tea during flights, but she’s uncertain of who or what she really is and what her true purpose is. She’s missing something—a memory, a part of her being and her past…something that she has yet to identify and find.

One day on a flight that starts off like many others, a man with a briefcase sparks some recognition in Pearl. This man, Dr Sorle, however, isn’t just Dr. Sorle either—he’s got someone living inside him, someone or something that has hijacked his body for it’s own purposes. And the briefcase? It may look ordinary, but it seems to open up into another space and time entirely. Perhaps more than just one space and time, in fact. Pearl needs to get this briefcase, which, ‘rain-smeared and scuffed with its locks safely shut, […] was not a briefcase. It was a piece of [her] essence’, to understand what and who she really is. But she cannot open it, just as Dr. Sorle seems unable to let it go. There’s also a pterosaur, an almost-dead millionaire who wants to live forever, an international higher dimensional conspiracy, politics related to oil excavation (but aren’t they all?), parallel lives, hidden worlds and possibly the secrets at the centre of creation.

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