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David D Levine and Arabella of Mars

David D. Levine on His "Regency-set Interplanetary Airship Adventure": Arabella of Mars

We chat with David D. Levine about how he came to write Arabella of Mars, his debut novel and a rollicking alt-history, steampunk adventure set during the Napoleonic wars—in space.

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Furiously Funny: Luvvie Ajayi and Jenny Lawson on "I'm Judging You"

Does it seem that nobody understands how to act anymore, how to not be a jerk? Luvvie Ajayi, creator of the popular blog Awesomely Luvvie and the author of I'm Judging You, has some thoughts on how we all might better behave.

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Ms. - and Mister! - Paige Tyler Reveal the Secrets of Their Romance Writing Partnership

It's not uncommon for authors to write together under a single nom de plume, but a husband-and-wife partnership is more unusual. Ms. and Mr. Paige Tyler tell us how they make their romance-writing collaboration work.

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"True-life Source Material Is Fabulously Bizarre" - Carl Hiaasen Answers Our Questions about "Razor Girl"

Carl Hiaasen, the master of the gonzo novel, answers our questions about his new story Razor Girl, bloodsucking-lawyers, and his thoughts on reality TV.

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"Love Warrior" Glennon Doyle Melton Names Her Favorite Books of 2016

"Love Warrior" author Glennon Doyle Melton names three great books that inspired her in 2016.

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Amy Gentry-Good As Gone

Talking with Amy Gentry about Her Thriller "Good As Gone" and the Culture of Victim-Blaming

We picked Good as Gone as one of the best books of the month due to Gentry's twisty, turny, and emotionally gut-punching story of a daughter who returns to her family eight years after her abduction. Here, Gentry answers our questions about her debut novel, the likelihood of child kidnapping, and the quiet culture of victim-blaming.

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Break out the Breastplates and Broadswords: Amanda Bouchet Recommends Her 3 Favorite Fantasy Romances

Debut author Amanda Bouchet knocked my helm off with her smart, bold romance series-starter A Promise of Fire, which is easily among my favorite books of the year. Clearly an expert, Bouchet recommends her three favorite fantasy romances in this imaginative subgenre.

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"Death to the Fascist Insect": Patty Hearst, the SLA, and the Swinging 70s

We ask American Heiress author Jeffrey Toobin about one of the wildest, most sensational stories of our age: the 1974 kidnapping of Patricia Hearst.

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YA Wednesday: Book Club Q&A "The Serpent King"

Jeff Zenter, author of one of our best YA books of 2016 so far, fields our questions about snake handlers, music, and unglamorous places.

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"Use your voice; take up space": Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda on Their New Graphic Novel Hit, "Monstress"

Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda swept through Seattle recently, and I sat down to chat with them about why their hit graphic novel, Monstress, has been sucking readers into its fantastical vortex.

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