Signal Boost #54 — Ada Hoffmann (The Outside) and David Wellington (The Last Astronaut)


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In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Paul Weimer and Kate Sherrod interview the wonderful Ada Hoffmann about her debut novel, The Outside. They discuss the really fun basis for the novel, the mash-up of horror and space opera, representation of neurodivergent characters, AI gods, linguistic spiders, and a bunch more fun stuff!

Then Shaun Duke talks to David Wellington about The Last Astronaut, his new science fiction horror novel. They discuss what it’s like to talk to actual astronauts, what draws David to the horror genre, space-themed horror and what makes for good alien menaces, and even a bit about how David tackles a dark tale of the future of the space program while still being a NASA super fan.

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