On the Oddcast this week, delightful novelist Rachel Pastan (Alena, Lady of the Snakes) talks about the importance of structure, using first readers, and perseverance.
Strangely gratifying to have a book reviewed glowingly years after its debut…but weird too in that it should have been just one adventure—SHADOWBRIDGE—and not two. Then again, if Random House hadn’t split them up, would I have ever seen this amazing cover?
Living Grand Master of Science Fiction (and Nebula Award winning author) Samuel R. Delany joins Oddcast this week to talk about his latest novel The Atheist in the Attic, about a meeting between philosophers Leibniz and Spinoza set during a frightening period in the history of the Netherlands. Along the way he reveals how one early major work of his was lost forever, and also how he came to be called “Chip”.