SFF Yeah!
SFF Yeah!
Jan 27, 2021
E96: Most Anticipated Series of 2021
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Sharifah and Jenn discuss their most anticipated series books of 2021, further details about Amazon’s Lord of the Rings, Nalo Hopkinson’s SFWA Grand Master award, and more.

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News

New details and speculation about the Amazon LOTR series [Tor.com]

Climate disaster fiction as comforting [BBC Culture]

EXTREMELY FRANK interview with Terry Brooks about finishing Shannara [SYFY Wire]

Nalo Hopkinson named SFWA Grand Master [Locus] and interview [CBC]

Books Discussed

Soulstar by CL Polk (Feb 16, Book 3 in The Kingston Cycle)

The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri (June 8, Book 1) 

The Galaxy, and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers (April 20, Wayfarers Book 4)

Escaping Exodus: Symbiosis by Nicky Drayden (Feb 23, Exodus Book 2)

Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells (April 27, Murderbot Book 6)

The Conductors by Nicole Glover (March 2, Murder and Magic, Book 1)

The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna (Feb 9, Deathless, Book 1)

Rise of the Red Hand by Olivia Chadha (Jan 19, The Mechanists, Book 1)

A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark (May 11, Fatma el-Sha’arawi Book 3)

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All the Books!
All the Books!
Book Riot
E299: New Releases and More for February 23, 2021
This week, Liberty and Patricia discuss The City of Good Death, Raceless, The Blizzard Party, and more great books. Pick up an All the Books! 200th episode commemorative item here. Subscribe to All the Books! using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify and never miss a book. Sign up for the weekly New Books! newsletter for even more new book news. This post contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, Book Riot may earn a commission. BOOKS DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW: The City of Good Death by Priyanka Champaneri  Nubia: Real One by L. L. McKinney and Robyn Smith Never Have I Ever: Stories by Isabel Yap My Life in Transition: A Super Late Bloomer Collection by Julia Kaye Flight of the Diamond Smugglers: A Tale of Pigeons, Obsession, and Greed Along Coastal South Africa by Matthew Gavin Frank The Handbook for Bad Days: Shortcuts to Get Present When Things Aren’t Perfect by Eveline Helmink The Blizzard Party by Jack Livings   Raceless: In Search of Family, Identity, and the Truth About Where I Belong by Georgina Lawton WHAT WE’RE READING: The Body Is Not an Apology, Second Edition: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonya Renee Taylor Velvet Was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia MORE BOOKS OUT THIS WEEK: Some Other Now by Sarah Everett  While Paris Slept by Ruth Druart Tom Stoppard: A Life by Hermione Lee  Guilty Admissions: The Bribes, Favors, and Phonies behind the College Cheating Scandal by Nicole LaPorte Master of the Revels: A Return to Neal Stephenson’s D.O.D.O. by Nicole Galland  Queens of the Crusades: England’s Medieval Queens by Alison Weir Transgressions of Power by Juliette Wade The Smash-Up by Ali Benjamin  Sea Loves Me: Selected Stories by Mia Couto The Delusions Of Crowds: Why People Go Mad in Groups by William J. Bernstein The Lost Soul by Olga Tokarczuk, Joanna Concejo (Illustrator), Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Translator) The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan The Loosening Skin by Aliya Whiteley  The Great Ages of Discovery: How Western Civilization Learned About a Wider World by Stephen J. Pyne Winter Pasture: One Woman’s Journey with China’s Kazakh Herders by Li Juan, Jack Hargreaves (Translator), Yan Yan (Translator) The Two-Faced Queen by Nick Martell Love at First by Kate Clayborn Quiet in Her Bones by Nalini Singh  Flowers of Darkness by Tatiana de Rosnay Escaping Exodus: Symbiosis by Nicky Drayden  The Raconteur’s Commonplace Book: A Greenglass House Story by Kate Milford Power Up by Sam Nisson, Darnell Johnson The Initial Insult by Mindy McGinnis Speak, Okinawa: A Memoir by Elizabeth Miki Brina Destination Anywhere by Sara Barnard Some Other Now by Sarah Everett The Slaughterman’s Daughter by Yaniv Iczkovits  The Valley and the Flood by Rebecca Mahoney Red Line: The Unraveling of Syria and America’s Race to Destroy the Most Dangerous Arsenal in the World by Joby Warrick Tomorrow They Won’t Dare to Murder Us by Joseph Andras The Shadow War by Lindsay Smith Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers  The Upstairs House by Julia Fine First Light: Switching on Stars at the Dawn of Time by Emma Chapman Confident Women: Swindlers, Grifters, and Shapeshifters of the Female Persuasion by Tori Telfer Crocodile Tears by Mercedes Rosende, Tim Gutteridge (translator) Smoke by Joe Ide Thriving in the Fight: A Survival Manual for Latinas on the Front Lines of Change by Denise Padín Collazo Prepped by Bethany Mangle   The Things We Leave Unfinished by Rebecca Yarros In the Company of Men by Véronique Tadjo The Russian Cage by Charlaine Harris Treasure of the World by Tara Sullivan It’s Been a Pleasure, Noni Blake by Claire Christian Nighthawking (A Detective Sergeant Adam Tyler Novel Book 2) by Russ Thomas Sun-Daughters, Sea-Daughters by Aimee Ogden A Dark and Hollow Star by Ashley Shuttleworth Love Is for Losers by Wibke Brueggemann We Own This City: A True Story of Crime, Cops, and Corruption by Justin Fenton  Like Home by Louisa Onomé The Desolations of Devil’s Acre (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children) by Ransom Riggs  The Sculptress by V.S. Alexander Mazie by Melanie Crowder Folk Songs for Trauma Surgeons: Stories by Keith Rosson Crimson Phoenix by John Gilstrap Strong as Fire, Fierce as Flame by Supriya Kelkar See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Novel Pairings
Novel Pairings
Novel Pairings
50. Quarterly Favorites: the stand-out books we read in Winter 2020-2021
Today, Chelsey and Sara share some stand-out titles they read over the winter season, including amazing audiobooks, short story collections, and page-turning romance. These quarterly wrap-ups include reflections on our winter season, previews of what’s coming up, and a bunch of book recommendations. We can’t wait to hear what you think of our favorites from the quarter. Connect with us on Instagram or Twitter. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to get updates and behind-the-scenes info. Use our Libro.fm affiliate code NOVELPAIRINGS to get an audiobook subscription and support independent bookstores. Books mentioned: Chelsey: Whiteout by Adriana Anders (Amazon) Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert (Amazon) The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw (Amazon) The Toni Morrison Book Club (Amazon) Wintering by Katherine May (Amazon) Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger (Amazon) Sara: My Autobiography of Carson McCullers by Jenn Shapland (Amazon) On Such a Full Sea by Chang-rae Lee (Amazon) Anna K by Jenny Lee (Amazon) Four Hundred Souls by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha Blain (Amazon) Disability Visibility, edited by Alice Wong (Amazon) Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro (Amazon) Also mentioned: The Head on HBO Max Deesha Philyaw on The Stacks Podcast Spring lineup: March 9th & 23rd: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen April 6th: Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin April 20th: Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut May 4th: In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez May 18th: The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery
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Extra Hot Great: This Week In TV
Extra Hot Great: This Week In TV
Tara Ariano, Sarah D. Bunting, David T. Cole
343: Taking Off Our Glasses For Superman & Lois
After illness prevented her from making her earlier booking, LaToya Ferguson has returned to talk about another show she feels passionate about: The CW's Superman & Lois! Is she all in on this latest iteration of the Man of Steel and his family? Listen and find out! Around The Dial takes us through It's A Sin, Cherries Wild, In & Of Itself, the full-throated endorsement of Firefly Lane that circumstances ROBBED LaToya of the chance to deliver earlier this month, and a report on a particularly bonkers episode of 9-1-1: Lone Star. Francoise uses her Extra Credit to ask us to share any TV-related resolutions we've made for 2021 (look, we're close to the Lunar New Year); then it's on to Tara's Canon presentation on Saved By The Bell (2020) S01.E07: "House Party." Finally, we crown the week's Winner and Loser, and close up with a game that requires us to determine, once again: is this anything? Put on your tights and cape -- or take them off; whichever feels right -- and join us! SHOW TOPICS * Superman & Lois * ATD: It's A Sin * ATD: Cherries Wild * ATD: In & Of Itself * ATD: Firefly Lane * ATD: 9-1-1: Lone Star * Extra Credit: TV Resolutions * The Canon: Saved By The Bell (2020) S01.E07: House Party * Winner and Loser of the Week * Game Time: Again, Is This Anything? SHOW NOTES * LaToya Ferguson on Twitter * Explaining the Cherries Wild slot machine disclaimer * Tara's Cherries Wild review at Primetimer * Tara's For All Mankind Season 2 review at VanityFair.com * LaToya's Vampire Diaries podcast The AMPire Diaries on Twitter * LaToya's Angel podcast Angel On Top on Twitter * Linda Holmes's review of In & Of Itself at NPR.org * Exhibit B. Books online * "Monkey Christ" * The Muppeturgy podcast * Photo: The CW DISCUSSION * Tweet at us @ExtraHotPodcast on Twitter * We are @ExtraHotGreat on Instagram SUPPORT EHG ON PATREON The EHG gang have been recording this podcast for almost a decade now. In podcasting terms, that makes us positively Methuselahian. Since the start of EHG, our listeners have asked if we had a tip jar or donation system and we'd look at each other and say surely that is a...   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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From the Front Porch
From the Front Porch
The Bookshelf Thomasville
308 || The Kids' Table: Winter
Annie is joined by frequent podcast contributor Ashley Sherlock. Ashley is a former Bookshelf staffer and social media expert, as well as Annie’s actual relative. The two are going to share what they’ve been reading, watching, and listening.  The books mentioned in today’s episode are available for purchase from The Bookshelf: Reading: * Joy the Baker on Instagram @joythebaker (Sunday links) * Upstream by Mary Oliver * The Next Right Thing Guided Journal by Emily P. Freeman * These Precious Days by Ann Patchett (article from Harper’s Magazine) * First Comes Like by Alisha Rai * Brood by Jackie Polzin * Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason * Jesus and John Wayne by Kristin Kobes Du Mez Watching: * Fake Famous on Hulu * Brittney Spears Documentary on FX * Crocheting tutorials on YouTube * Kate McKinnon Saturday Night Live clips on YouTube * Sex in the City * Encore on Disney+ * Dawson’s Creek Listening: * Table Manners podcast * The Ringer Dish podcast * Clubhouse app * James Baldwin’s Home Records playlist * Ashley’s (her own) Morning playlist * Reply All: The Test Kitchen series podcast * How I Built This podcast From the Front Porch is a weekly podcast production of The Bookshelf, an independent bookstore in South Georgia. You can follow The Bookshelf’s daily happenings on Instagram at @bookshelftville, and all the books from today’s episode can be purchased online through our store website, www.bookshelfthomasville.com.  A full transcript of today’s episode can be found here. Special thanks to Dylan and his team at Studio D Production for sound and editing and for our theme music, which sets the perfect warm and friendly tone for our Thursday conversations.  This week, Annie is reading Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge and Ashley is reading Upstream by Mary Oliver. If you liked what you heard on today’s episode, tell us by leaving a review on iTunes. Or, if you’re so inclined, support us on Patreon, where you can hear our staff’s weekly New Release Tuesday conversations, read full book reviews in our monthly Shelf Life newsletter, follow along as Hunter and I conquer a classic, and receive free media mail shipping on all your online book orders. Just go to patreon.com/fromthefrontporch. We’re so grateful for you, and we look forward to meeting back here next week.
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