Episode 56: Labyrinths and rooftops


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Perry and David nominate their best reads in the year so far and then go on to discuss their recent reading, ranging from children’s books to a strange novel by a Japanese author.

Locus Award Winners 2021

  • Network Effect by Martha Wells (00:07)
  • The City We Became by N. K. Jemison (00:15)
  • Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (00:10)
  • Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger (00:07)
  • Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark (00:14)
  • The Book of Dragons, edited by Jonathan Strahan (00:07)
  • The Hidden Girl and Other Stories by Ken Liu (00:28)

Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlist

  • The Infinite by Patience Agbabi (00:04)
  • The Vanished Birds by Simon Jimene (00:03)
  • Vagabonds by Hao Jingfang (00:04)
  • Edge of Heaven by R.B. Kelly (00:03)
  • Chilling Effect by Valerie Valdes (00:04)
  • The Animals in that Country by Laura Jean McKay (00:58)

Illustration: rooftops of Paris.

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