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The Incomparable 569: The Worst Way to Write a Book, Ever

Back in 2014, we read Helene Wecker’s novel “The Golem and the Jinni,” and we liked it! Little did we know that she was listening to us… and that she would end up as an Incomparable panelist! Now a sequel, “The Hidden Palace: A Novel of the Golem and the Jinni” has arrived! In this special episode, Jason and Helene discuss the first novel, how real life can intrude on a publishing schedule, the value and temptation of research, and how “The Hidden Palace” ultimately came together.

Jason Snell with Helene Wecker

Robot or Not? 20: Pinocchio

Are we seriously talking about magic here?

John Siracusa and Jason Snell

The Incomparable 196: Golem and Jinni Detective Agency

Every year Scott and Jason read all the Hugo Award-nominated novels, which supposedly show off the best science fiction has to offer. That hasn’t always gone well, so this year they’ve read the eight novels nominated for the Nebula Awards—and recruited three other SF podcasters to join them in the fun. We discuss all eight novels with extremely light-to-no spoilers, so it’s safe to listen. And the good news? All eight of these novels are pretty good!

Jason Snell with Scott McNulty, Fred Kiesche, Shaun Duke and Paul Weimer