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Authors Shelf


Welcome to our Author’s Shelf series.

For a show about books, we’ve been pretty shy over the years about having authors on the podcast. It just gets a little awkward, especially when we get to the part of the show with our complaints or criticisms about a book. Tough to do with the author sitting right there! In a rare stroke of genius, we struck upon a better idea: the Author’s Shelf series, in which an author chooses a book for the panel to read and discuss — something that has had an impact or influence on the author.

Thus far, we’ve hosted Brandon Sanderson, Andrew Klavan, David Farland, Brent Weeks, and Larry Correia. It’s been a treat not only to chat with such talented writers, but to get book recommendations that we might otherwise skip over. The books in this series are all worth reading. So go enjoy!

A conversation with author Jim Butcher

Jim Butcher

Enders Game

David Farland

Gunpowder & Embers

Larry Correia
Brian McClellan

The Black Count

Mary Robinette Kowal

The Dispossessed

The Truth

Brandon Sanderson

Dark Lord of Derkholm

Veronica Roth
Daniel Greene


Alyson Noël


Seanan McGuire

The Last Unicorn

The Odyssey

Brent Weeks

Doomsday Book

Andrew Klavan
Scott Lynch

Heroes Die

Ryan Van Loan


Rita Woods

The Good House

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