AISFP 160 – Michele Lang

With more than 80 books published, New York Times bestselling author David Bischoff brings you Hotspur Publishing, a new publisher of science fiction and fantasy, featuring both classic titles and works from newly discovered talent. Fill you e-reader today with their stellar opening lineup, including titles like FREEDOM CLUB, by Saul Garnell, WOLF DAWN, by Susan Cartwright, and Bishoff’s THE DESTINY DICE, praised by Piers Anthony as “Hilarious!”.

Living in St. Jude, a 110-year-old dying city on the edge of the Mississippi, is tough. But when a letter informs fourteen-year-old Cinque of the passing of the father he never met, he is faced with an incomplete past and an uncertain future. A curse meant for his father condemns Cinque to a slow death even as it opens his eyes to the strange other world around him. With help from the ghost, an enigmatic White Woman, a Loa, and a devious shape-shifter, Cinque gathers the tools to confront the ghost of his dead father. But sometimes too much knowledge can be dangerous – and the people he trusts most are those poised to betray him. Buy your copy of PICKING UP THE GHOST today!

Show Notes

  • Michele Lang joins Brent to discuss book two, DARK VICTORY, in the Lady Lazarus trilogy, Winston Churchill’s prescience, fates worse than death, klezmer bands, and golems as bouncers at your book launch party.
  • In addition to DARK VICTORY, Michele has recently released or updated companion works, including a novella, THE MAGIC OF FABULOUS, and a reference guide, The World of Lady Lazarus.
  • And don’t forget to check out Michele’s giveaway at her blog.
  • Speaking of giveaways, Michele is giving away 3 copies of DARK VICTORY to AISFP listeners. This contest is open to listeners across the globe. Simply Tweet (yes, on that Twitter thingy) something about loving DARK VICTORY. Include our handle so we see it (@aisfppodcast) and please include Michele as well (@michelelang). And, if you want credit for 2 entries, include #golemsmakegoodbouncers. Don’t have a Twitter account? That’s okay, just send us an email and we’ll include you in the contest.

As promised, the complete Grand Master list:

1975 Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988)
1976 Jack Williamson (1908-2006)
1977 Clifford D. Simak (1904-1988)
1979 L. Sprague de Camp (1907-2000)
1981 Fritz Leiber (1910-1992)
1984 Andre Norton (1912-2005)
1986 Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008)
1987 Isaac Asimov (1920-1992)
1988 Alfred Bester (1913-1987)
1989 Ray Bradbury (1920-)
1991 Lester del Rey (1915-1993)
1993 Frederik Pohl (1919-)
1995 Damon Knight (1922-2002)
1996 A. E. van Vogt (1912-2000)
1997 Jack Vance (1916-)
1998 Poul Anderson (1926-2001)
1999 Hal Clement (Harry Stubbs) (1922-2003)
2000 Brian W. Aldiss (1925-)
2001 Philip José Farmer (1918-2009)
2003 Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-)
2004 Robert Silverberg (1935-)
2005 Anne McCaffrey (1926-2011)
2006 Harlan Ellison [1] (1934-)
2007 James Gunn (1923-)
2008 Michael Moorcock [2][3] (1939-)
2009 Harry Harrison [4][5] (1925-)
2010 Joe Haldeman (1943-)
2011 Connie Willis (1945-)

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  1. Great podcast, as always. I missed a few episodes due to my computer troubles. Glad to get back into the swing of things. Sent you guys an email about Clifford Simak too.

  2. Shaun Farrell says

    Thank you, Paul. We’ll make sure to share that email in a forthcoming show.


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