The following audio was recorded live at the KGB Bar on December 19th, with guests Maria Dahvana Headley & Richard Bowes. (Nicole Kornher-Stace could not attend due to an illness).

Only Maria’s audio is included in this podcast.

The Mere Wife by Maria Cahvana Headley

Maria Dahvana Headley

Maria Dahvana Headley is a New York Times-bestselling author of seven books, most recently The Mere Wife, a contemporary retelling of Beowulf for the McD imprint at Farrar, Straus & Giroux, which will be followed in 2019 by a new translation of Beowulf, for the same publisher. She’s also the author of the young adult novels Magonia and Aerie.  With Neil Gaiman, she edited Unnatural Creatures, and with Kat Howard, she wrote The End of the Sentence. Her short fiction has been nominated for the Nebula, World Fantasy and Shirley Jackson Awards, and included in many Year’s Bests, including Best American Fantasy & Science Fiction, in which, this year, she has two stories. @MariaDahvana on Twitter, or


From the Files of the Time Rangers by Richard Bowes

Richard Bowes

Richard Bowes has published six novels, four story collections, and over seventy short stories. He has won two World Fantasy, a Lambda, Million Writer, and International Horror Guild Awards. His novel Dust Devil On a Quiet Streetwas on the 2014 World Fantasy and Lambda short lists. His novelette Sleep Walking Now and Then was on the 2015 Nebula short list. Recent and forthcoming appearances include:, F&SF, Lightspeed, Interfictions, Farrago’s Wainscot, Uncanny, and the anthologies: XIII, The Doll Collection, In the Shadow of the Towers, Best Gay Stories 2015, Year’s Best Horror and Dark Fantasy 2015.