Tales from the Trunk


Episode 12: K. B. Wagers, “Reluctant Heroes”

On this episode, K. B. Wagers (@kbwagers/@midwaybrawler) joins us to read an excerpt from their novel, Reluctant Heroes and talk competence porn, how Twilight-bashing is shitty and counterproductive, social media, and tattoos.
This episode marks the end of season 1 of Tales from the Trunk! Thank you all so much for joining us on this ride!
Things we mentioned on this episode:
SFWA Grand Master, Lois McMaster Bujold
Schlock Mercenary, by Howard Tayler
Twilight, by Stephenie Meyers
The Merlin Mystery, by Jonathan Gunson and Marten Coombe
Behind the Throne, by K. B. Wagers
Space Opera, by Catherynne M. Valente
Out Past the Stars, by K. B. Wagers
Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell
We, by Yevgeny Zamyatin
The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
"The Hades Business," by Terry Pratchett (his first published story), which appears in A Blink of the Screen
A Pale Light in the Black, by K. B. Wagers
Join us again next month, on March 20th, when we'll kick off season 2 with guest Jordan Kurella!

2019 Awards Eligibility Mini-sode

With awards season firmly upon us, I thought it would be a good idea to put together an eligibility-post-as-audio, not just for the show, but also for all the amazing guests I've had on this past year.
What I mentioned this episode:
Magic for Liars, by Sarah Gailey
"Away with the Wolves," by Sarah Gailey
Here's The Thing, Sarah's newsletter
"The Sweetest Fruit of Summer," by R. K. Duncan
Chilling Effect, by Valerie Valdes
The Imaginary Corpse, by Tyler Hayes
The Library of the Unwritten, by A. J. Hackwith
A Choir of Lies, by Alexandra Rowland
"Fanfiction: The Infinite Free Buffet," by Alexandra Rowland
"The Moving Stars," by Premee Mohamed
"Us and Ours," by Premee Mohamed, in A Secret Guide to Fighting Elder Gods
"paper, incense, need," by Sharon Hsu
The transcript for this show is available here.
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