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Science Fiction

Conversations: David Arnold, "The Electric Kingdom"

On this edition of Conversations, David Arnold talks with host Dan Skinner about his first science fiction novel, “The Electric Kingdom.” The dystopian story is set 20 years after a worldwide pandemic decimates most of the population. Arnold is the New York Times bestselling author of “Kids of Appetite,” “Mosquitoland,” and “The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik.” 


Conversations: Robert J. Sawyer, "The Oppenheimer Alternative"

On this edition of Conversations, Robert J. Sawyer talks with host Dan Skinner about his latest novel, “The Oppenheimer Alternative.” Sawyer is one of only eight writers in history to win all three of science fiction’s highest awards: The Hugo, The Nebula, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. The novel is an alternate history about the men who invented the atomic bomb. 

Conversations: Ben Oliver, "The Loop"

On this edition of Conversations, Ben Oliver talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Loop,” his first full-length Young Adult novel. Oliver grew up in Scotland and attended the University of Stirling but spent most of his time trying to write a novel. "The Loop" is the first novel in a trilogy. The book has also been optioned for a television series.

Conversations: Steven Kotler, "Last Tango in Cyberspace"

On this edition of Conversations, Steven Kotler talks about his latest novel, Last Tango in Cyberspace. Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and one of the world’s leading experts on high performance. His previous books include Stealing Fire, The Rise of Superman, West of Jesus, and A Small Furry Prayer.

Conversations: James Rollins, "The Crucible"

On this edition of Conversations, James Rollins talks about his latest novel, Crucible. Rollins is a New York Times besting selling author of international thrillers with more than 20 million copies sold. The New York Times Book review described his work as what you might get if you “tossed Michael Crichton and Dan Brown into a particle accelerator together.”

Conversations: Marie Lu, "Wildcard"

When it comes to technology, should we do something just because we can? On this edition of Conversations, Marie Lu talks about her latest novel, Wildcard, which is a sequel to her best-selling novel WarCross. Set in the near future, the novel is about gaming and a technology that threatens free will. Lu is the #1 New York Time bestselling author of the Young Elites series, and the Legend Series.

Conversations: Tyrell Johnson, "The Wolves of Winter"

What does it take to survive? On this edition of Conversations, Tyrell Johnson joins us to talk about his debut novel, The Wolves of Winter. The book is set in a post-apocalyptic future where his central character fights for survival in the Canadian Yukon. Johnson says that, in part, the reason he made his protagonist a young woman is because he wanted his daughter to see a strong female character in his novel.



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