A podcast in which we tell you about a book we just finished, and what we thought of it.


“The Man on the Street” by Trevor Wood

Antony recommends a crime novel that’s already won multiple awards, and which he considers one of the most accomplished debuts he’s read.

Antony Johnston

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“Blade Reforged” by Kelly McCullough

Erika continues enjoying her reread of the Fallen Blade series. And Blade Reforged is a good jumping-on point!

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The Nightshades Series by Melissa F. Olson

Sometimes entertaining escapism means three short, bloody books about vampires.

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“Fireheart Tiger” by Aliette de Bodard

A beautifully written, complicated queer romance … plus politics … plus a fire elemental.

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“Tea and Sympathetic Magic” by Tansy Rayner Roberts

Who would want to jockey against a sea of debutantes to win a marriage to a Duke when there’s a library full of books to be read and plenty of good tea to drink?

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“Brightfall” by Jaime Lee Moyer

A post-myth Robin Hood tale that is at turns sad, dark, frightening, and eventually hopeful. With fae and dragons!

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“The Galaxy, and the Ground Within” by Becky Chambers

It’s a book in which nothing much happens, just a bunch of aliens sitting around waiting for the sky to clear. And yet Becky Chambers works her magic on it, and makes it memorable and moving. What a magic trick.

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“Slow Horses” by Mick Herron

In anticipation of the upcoming Apple TV+ show, Antony recommends a spy series quite unlike any other.

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“Broken Blade” by Kelly McCullough

Erika revisits an old favourite and discovers it’s even better the second time!

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“Guns of the Dawn” by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Erika enjoyed a regency-style fantasy novel about war! Who woulda thunk it?

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“Beneath the Rising” by Premee Mohamed

This book is (partially) set in Edmonton, which is exciting for Erika. It’s about monsters and friendship and what monsters can do to friendship.

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