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The Dragonlance Chronicles Reread: Dragons of Spring Dawning Part 2, Chapters 2 and 3

Welcome back to the Dragonlance Reread. Last week was pretty epic. The tide, she hath turned! Disco dragons and Dragonlances and Golden Generals and Knights and Palanthians are reclaiming Krynn from the Dragonarmies, and, as they say in every bad television episode ever, “nothing can go wrong!”.

Except, well, it can. Because Kit is clever… so what are the forces of Evil up to? Let’s have a looksee.

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Midnight in Karachi Episode 56: 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.

Author James Smythe—recently nominated for a Clarke Award for Way Down Dark—joins the podcast this week to talk about trigger warnings, middle book syndrome, and his potential fantasy series ‘Dragatha Christie’. Smythe’s Australia trilogy continues with Long Dark Dusk (available now) and Dark Made Dawn, publishing October 2016 from Hodder & Stoughton.

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The Dragonlance Chronicles Reread: Dragons of Spring Dawning Part 1, Chapter 9 and Part 2, Chapter 1

Welcome back to the Dragonlance Reread!

Last time, Laurana was named commander of the Knights of Solamnia just in time to welcome a flight of friendly dragons led by Gilthanas and Silvara—having recently escaped from the Highlord at Sanction, they had some bad news for Laurana regarding Tannis and Kitiara… This week, Tas and Flint ride into battle, and the citizens of Kalaman celebrate the ‘Spring Dawning Festival’ (convenient!).

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Midnight in Karachi Episode 55: Madeline Ashby

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 and futurist Madeline Ashby joins the podcast! Our conversation touches on avoiding exposition, finding inspiration in Korean dramas, futurism, and Ashby’s new novel, Company Town, available now from Tor Books. You can read an excerpt from the novel here.

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Live and Let Die: Madeline Ashby’s Company Town

Company Town is set in a city built on oil rigs and towers in Newfoundland, Canada. The Lynch company, owned and managed by the ancient patriarch Zachariah Lynch, runs the town. Hwa, a local young part-Korean woman works as a bodyguard for the union of sex workers, keeping the women safe and acting as their muscle and escort when they’re on the job. Hwa’s mother is a sex worker too, her only friends are in the business and Hwa is good at keeping them safe, though terrible at having any sort of healthy relationship with her mother. Hwa is entirely organic—she has no body enhancements or augmentations, unlike everyone else around her, but she’s a fighter; determined and unafraid.

It is these characteristics, and the fact that she can not be hacked, that bring her to the attention of the Lynch family, who hire her as the personal bodyguard for Joel, the fifteen year old genius heir to the Lynch assets, a boy who is always under the threat of kidnapping or worse. But when Hwa’s sex worker friends start to die mysteriously, she has to determine whether it’s not just Joel who is under imminent threat.

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The Dragonlance Chronicles Reread: Dragons of Spring Dawning, Chapters 7 and 8

Welcome back to the Dragonlance Reread!

Last time, a raging Raistlin trashed a library while Laurana played diplomat and tried to get Palanthas to take the war seriously. This week, Laurana gets an unexpected promotion, and some old friends join the frey, though not without a little drama and heartbreak.

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The Dragonlance Chronicles Reread: Dragons of Spring Dawning, Chapters 5 and 6

Welcome back to the Dragonlance Chronicles Reread!

Last time, things got dark as Raistlin gave in to the power of the dragon orb and his own selfish desires, and Tanis was carried off on a dragon by Kitiara. This week, Raistlin seeks help from a super-librarian, and Laurana gets no respect from the nobles of Palanthas.

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Midnight in Karachi Episode 54: Kat Howard

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 Kat Howard is on the podcast this week to talk about cutting her teeth on short fiction, Kate Bush, story telling, and the sacrifices writers make. Her novel Roses and Rot is available May 17th from Saga Press—you can read an excerpt here on Tor.com!

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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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