This week, following a failed attempt at Wiscon, the incredibleÂ M. RickertÂ andÂ Christopher BarzakÂ make the long Skype-complicated journey to the Gershwin Room to talk to Gary and Jonathan about Wiscon, fantasy, living in the Mid-West, tribalism, Christopher’s fantastic new collectionÂ Before and Afterlives, Â and all sorts of other interesting things. Â Mary also gave the Podcast a huge news scoop. She has sold her first novel, tentatively titledÂ A Taste of Ash and Honey, to Source Books. It should be out in 2014, which is spectacularly exciting news. We can’t wait to read the book and to have her back when it comes out.