Brave New Words

Brave New Words is a bookish podcast which features a small gang of words nerds getting very excited about science fiction, fantasy and horror.

Join Starburst Magazine's Literary Editor Ed Fortune and his gang of book worms for news, analysis and book reviews. The show frequently features author guests, including the likes of George RR Martin, Robin Hobb, Joe Hill and Sarah Pinborough.

New episodes are released every Sunday.

 Ed, Ross and Si Lloyd talk space opera books. Starting with Aaron Dembski-Bowden's First Heretic, we swiftly move on to Star Wars Bloodline by Claudia Gray, followed by the Doctor Who epic anthology, Seasons of War. Not to be left out, we also discuss the Complete Guardians of The Galaxy collection (volume one). Finally, we call Star Trek novelist Dayton Ward to round it all off.

Ed, Ross and Producer Al talk about Nicola Abnett's début novel Savant and Dan Abnett's older novel Xenos. We also talk about recent book news and look at a map.

The interview is Ken Liu, and we talk about his translation and fantasy novel work.

Ed, Ross and Producer Al take on Helen Keen's The Science of a Game of Thrones, talk about calendars in sci-fi worlds and discuss 2000AD's issue 2000.

The interview is Shaun Russell from CandyJar Books.

Ed, Ross and Del discuss The Hugo Awards Nominations.

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Ed and Ross take on Emma Newman's latest After Atlas. We also talk about the Red Dwarf novels, D&D, Star Trek and other less happy worlds. 

The interview is A Head Full of Ghosts author, Paul Tremblay

Ed, Producer Al and Del take a look Gaie Sebold's Sparrow Falling and then end up talking about naughty schools of all different types. 

We also interview Peter F Hamilton about his new book, A Night Without Stars.

The team opens the book box, and quickly discuss The First Heretic by Aaron Dembski-Bown, The

Throne of Glass Colouring Book, Joe Abercrombie’s  The Blade Itself, Scott Lynch’s The Lies of Locke Lamora, Brandon Sanderson’s The Final Empire and Tom Lloyd’s The Stormcaller, and of course the Hayne's Manual for the Millennium Falcon.

Ed, Producer AL and Del dive into the world of book news, take a look at some new releases and discuss James Lovegrove's latest book, Age of Heroes. We then talk about urban fantasy, gods in the modern age and Neil Gaiman. 

We also talk to artist Jock about his new art book, The Art of Jock, available on Titan books.

Ed and Ross discuss the Hugo Awards and Adrian Tchaikovsky's fantasy novel, Spiderlight. The interview is Peadar Ó Guilín

Ed Fortune, Del, Producer Al and Simon Lloyd discuss The Inheritance by Megan Lindholm and Robin Hobb.  Del and Ed have an in-depth discussion about The Tiptree Awards.

Ed Fortune, Rebecca Derrick, Anne, and Si Lloyd talk about Neil Gaiman's Grave Yard book, we interview Blake Crouch and we also dicuss the sartorial choices of authors.

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