Fantasy Novel Recommendations with Author Nicola Griffith + Moon Knight Ep 3 & Comic News

In this episode of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion and Rosie Knight dive into the world of Fantasy and Science Fiction! First in Previously activated (3:17), Jason and Rosie discuss comic book news, including a new Avengers series, possible new comic book origin for Thor in Avengers 1,000,000 BCby Marvel AXIS: Judgment Dayand DC to come Death of Justice League and Dark Crisis; they also discuss the title’s casting in Disney+’s recently announced Percy Jackson series, the MCU’s Ironheart series wins its directors, and recaps episode three of the Disney+ limited series Moon Knight. In the airlock (53:19), they talk JK Rowling’s Transphobia and why they won’t cover the latest Fantastic Beasts movie before diving deep (deeeep) into their bag of books to offer recommendations for incredible fantasy and sci-fi that happen to be written by marginalized, underrepresented, and queer that focus marginalized characters. Then, in the hive mind (1:15:06), Jason and Rosie are joined by Nicola Griffith, award-winning author of Ammonite, Hildethe next Spear, and more, to discuss his process as a writer, researching Arthurian England, and writing with and about disabilities. Finally, in Nerd Out (1:48:43) a listener pitches us on The Illuminatus! Trilogy.

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Harry Potter and the Problematic Author by Maia Kobabe

space between worlds by Micaiah Johnson

Hilde by Nicola Griffith

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

On a ray of sunshine by Tillie Walden

Spear by Nicola Griffith (out April 19)

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

The Wonderful by Dhonielle Clayton (out May 3)

Recommendations from our award-winning guest author Nicola Griffith:

land of sorrows (2021) by Rivers Solomon

The long way to an angry little planet (2015) by Becky Chambers

A Companion to Arthurian Literature (2009) Edited by Helen Fulton

A busted brooch (2021) by Alix E. Harrow

Irene B. Bowles