A Fantastical Tour with Natasha Pulley among "The Bedlam Stacks"

It's the rare author who can mix history and the fantastical into a mesmerizing read. We talk with Natasha Pulley about her newest novel, "The Bedlam Stacks," and why she returns again and again to Victorian times.

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Startup Culture, Dating, and Artificial Intelligence in Rob Reid's "After On"

Rhapsody founder Rob Reid's latest novel whips together a social network that gains awareness with the hot-and-happening startup culture of Silicon Valley. We speak with Reid about writing fiction, Amazon reviews, and whether AIs will someday attain consciousness.

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Cory Doctorow: “There is violent revolution, but there is walking away”

In his latest novel, Walkaway, Cory Doctorow scrutinizes capitalism, suspended animation, scarcity thinking…as well as rail guns and zeppelins and revolution. Read our interview with him.

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Callie Bates on Nature, Magic, and "The Waking Land"

We talk with debut fantasy novelist Callie Bates about her new trilogy-starter, hacking her writing habits, and the bracing honesty of an editorial critique.

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Diaries and Misadventures: Talking to Rachel Renée Russell

The best-selling author of Dork Diaries talks about the comments from fans that led her to write the Max Crumbly series, and what she hopes kids will come away with after reading and laughing their way through her books.

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"What's More Brave than Throwing Yourself into the Unknown?" - A Conversation with Author Jamie Harrison

Jamie Harrison's novel The Widow Nash is a sweeping story about a woman named Dulcy Remfrey. After her father's death, Dulcy escapes her ex-fiance and her complicated past to start a new life in Montana as "Mrs. Nash." While reading the book, I found myself asking the same question over and over - Can she pull it off?

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"Discipline, Pain, and Good Fortune": A Debut Novelist Discusses His Path to Publication

“I’m living in an apartment where my kitchen is my bedroom is my living room, working the graveyard shift at a homeless shelter and detox center, when it hits me that whatever I was writing way back then, whatever spark I had, it was something I’d been running from.…”

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Should Death Be Cured?

We talk with Jeff Lemire about his partnership with Scott Snyder on "After Death" and Lemire's unusual start in the comics world.

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Michael Connelly Talks about his New Series (and his Brand New Character)

With The Late Show, Michael Connelly introduces a new series featuring detective Renée Ballard of the LAPD.

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Forget Russia. Is War with China Inevitable?

Graham Allison's new book sees China as the nation we need to pay attention to. We talked with Allison about whether the U.S. and China are destined to clash, and what sparks--like North Korea--could ignite a war no one wants.

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Laini Taylor Dreams of Murdered Gods and Magic

Strange the Dreamer, Laini Taylor's first book since she finished the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy is one of our Top 20 picks for the Best Books of 2017 so far and the only young adult novel on the list. When Taylor was in Seattle we talked about how it came to be...

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A Cosmic Food Fight for Kids: "Space Battle Lunchtime"

Searching for a fun, bright graphic novel that will woo your kid away from his or her digital device? Look no farther than Natalie Riess's Space Battle Lunchtime.

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Kitchen Wisdom: Talking with Samin Nosrat

Samin Nosrat taught Michael Pollan how to cook, and Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat takes her fun style and serious expertise and puts them into book form.

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A Tale of Two Thrillers

At first glance, it doesn't seem that Daniel Riley's Fly Me and Gin Phillips's Fierce Kingdom have much in common. One is the story of a newly minted Vassar graduate who drifts into a career as a stewardess in 1972 L.A.; the other a real-time thriller about the lengths to which a mother will go to protect her child. But maybe there's more to it. Here Riley and Phillips discuss their approaches to their books, their characters, and the dilemmas they face.

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A Conversation Between BA Paris and Mary Kubica

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