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The Shootout Solution Audio Excerpt

, || Listen to an audio excerpt from Michael R. Underwood's THE SHOOTOUT SOLUTION, the first in his new Genrenauts series of novellas. Leah's stand-up career isn't going well. But she understands the power of fiction, and when she's offered employment with the mysterious Genrenauts Foundation, she soon discovers that literally dying on stage is a hazard of the job! Read by Mary Robinette Kowal.

The Shootout Solution Audio Excerpt

A narrator well-known and well-liked in the world of science-fiction and fantasy, Mary Robinette Kowal was the perfect choice for the audio edition of Michael R. Underwood’s The Shootout Solution: Genrenauts Episode 1. A Hugo award-winning author of fantasy herself, Kowal brings Underwood’s excellent worldbuilding to life and does a brilliant job of voicing a strong heroine. She delivers ample feeling and sass in all the right places.

Kowal’s ability to immerse her audience in a new world is crucial to narrating Underwood’s The Shootout Solution. After a rough night on stage doing stand-up, Leah is approached and offered a mysterious job in what she will soon discover to be a very hazardous line of work. Her new employers, the Genrenauts Foundation, are tasked with ensuring that all stories play out as they should because all stories are real. Parallel worlds exist and all of Earth’s stories are played out on each genre-specific planet. If the Genrenauts are not there to set the stories that have strayed back on the right track, it could mean catastrophe for Earth.

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