The Importance of Tangerines: Cooking the Books with Yoon Ha Lee

This is the podcast in which we try not to fangirl.

We failed. (Ok I failed. Aliette asked excellent, competent, brilliant questions from her berth as an instructor on the Writing Excuses cruise and I just … well, you’ll see.)

Yoon Ha Lee’s first collection, Conservation of Shadows, and his short stories at Tor.com, Lightspeed, Beneath Ceaseless Skies and more, have been favorites for a long time. When Ninefox Gambit came out last year, I was hooked, and Raven Strategem has come through even stronger.

On the heels of his second Hexarchate novel, he stopped by to discuss tangerines, researching the history of kimchi, and the complexities of characters including Jedao. It’s all  for Cooking the Books this month, both here and at the extension kitchen over at The Booksmugglers! (check out Yoon’s Booksmugglers Bonus answers!). Read Yoon’s earlier Book Bite over here too!

This month’s Cooking the Books Podcast, #032:  The Importance of Tangerines – Cooking the Books with Yoon Ha Lee contains:

  • Kimchi
  • A Terrible Sweet Tooth
  • A Ghost’s Whisky
  • Tangerines
  • The cruelty of the Hexarchate in a tarot deck
  • Enough Green Tea Cookies to Scare You
  • A very dangerous tarot deck
  • Pocky (you are surprised, why?)