Rocket Talk: A Podcast

Rocket Talk Episode 54: Uprooted

Welcome back to Rocket Talk! In this week’s podcast episode, Justin invites fellow blogger Amal El-Mohtar to talk about what makes Naomi Novik’s newest novel, Uprooted, so wonderful. Fair warning, mild spoilers ahead!

Namoi Novik’s Uprooted is available now in both the US (Del Rey) and UK (Tor Books UK) markets, and you can read an excerpt here on

Amal El-Mohtar is the Nebula-nominated author of The Honey Month, a collection of short fiction and poetry written to the taste of 28 different kinds of honey. Her work has appeared in magazines including Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, Uncanny, and Apex, and anthologies including The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities, The Mammoth Book of Steampunk, Glitter & Mayhem, and Kaleidoscope. She writes reviews for NPR, Lightspeed, and, is a 3-time winner of the Rhysling award for Best Short Poem, a recipient of the Richard Jefferies poetry prize, and co-edits Goblin Fruit, an online quarterly dedicated to fantastical poetry, with Caitlyn A. Paxson. She divides her time between Ottawa and Glasgow; find her on Twitter @tithenai.

Rocket Talk, Episode 54 (1:01:30)

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