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Books That Make You Podcast

Books That Make You is a channel about all things bookish. Home to the The Books That Make You show with host Desiree Duffy of Black Chateau Enterprises. Where she discuses books with authors and experts, unraveling the inner pages of all the books that help make us who we are. BTMY also live streams bookish events as well as posting author readings and bookish contest on

Aug 26, 2020

Ah, epic space adventures, those celestial, swashbuckling sagas and galactic adventures. While obviously set in space, the space opera sends readers upon larger-than-life, larger-than-any-world stories full of romance and even hints of melodrama.

Today, we talk to one of our favorite authors of science fiction, Lon E. Varnadore, about his series, Junker Blues, about his love for this space opera subgenre, and why in general he's attracted to darker speculative fiction. Lon is a former guest of ours, too, from 2018, when he discussed his novel  "Mostly Human". His work also touches on military sci-fi and mystery noir.

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