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Episode 134: M. John Harrison, Light (with Sandra Newman)

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Hola, Book Fighters! This week we welcome guest Sandra Newman, author of several books, most recently The Country of Ice Cream Star, a novel. She introduced us to science-fiction author M. John Harrison and his 2002 book Light.

We’ve been tough on science fiction in the past. Will this be the novel that finally wins us over?


We talk with Newman about her early experiences with science fiction, and what she loves (and doesn’t) about the genre. We also talk about her work, including her decision to write her newest book in a partly-invented dialect. Plus all the usual jibber jabber you’ve come to know and love.

As always, you can stream the show right here on our site, by clicking on the player below. You can also find us in the iTunes store, or wherever you get your podcasts, to download back episodes and subscribe (for free!) so you never miss another installment.

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