The Skiffy and Fanty Show

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751. Karen Lord (a.k.a. Captain Civilization) — The Blue, Beautiful World

Pop stars, embargoes, and first contact, oh my! Shaun Duke and Brandon O’Brien are joined by the wonderful Karen Lord to discuss her latest novel, The Blue, Beautiful World. Together, they explore the novel’s treatment of violence and culture, alien conspiracies and colonialism, Shakespeare and the art of writing, and so much more!

Thanks for listening. We hope you enjoy the episode!

Show Notes:

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  • Karen Lord’s Things:
    • Website
    • Twitter
    • Tumblr
    • The Blue, Beautiful World (BUY IT!)

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 December 10, 2023  1h21m