TKC 459 Jennifer Gunnels

Co-founder of Tor Labs

Interview starts at 16:53 and ends at 40:00

“This story [Steal the Stars] is 14 episodes, and it is about security chief Dakota Prentiss and Matt Salem, who are both ex-military, working at a secret military base that happens to have a flying saucer, an alien, and a mysterious thing called the harp. No one really knows quite what it does. They instantly fall in love with one another, but the hitch is that when you sign up for this gig there is an absolute, ironclad no-fraternization policy. ”


“Amazon Echo Silver” on Saturday Night Live (YouTube video) – May 13, 2017

“8 People Test Their Accents on Siri, Echo and Google Home | Wired” (YouTube video) – May 16, 2017

Seattle Times editorial on Amazon’s donation of space to Mary’s Place homeless shelter – May 14, 2017

“Why Silicon Valley is All Wrong about Amazon’s Echo Show” by Chris Messina at Medium – May 11, 2017

Tech Tips

“Alexa Calling Has a Major Privacy Flaw” by elise oras at Medium – May 12, 2017

“Amazon says caller blocking for Alexa/Echo is coming, amid customer complaints” by Todd Bishop at GeekWire – May 13, 2017


Interview with Jennifer Gunnels

“Tor Books Launching ‘Tor Labs’, a New Serialized Fiction Podcast Imprint” – Tor Books press release on May 1, 2017.

Mac Rogers

Gideon Productions

Arrival and Ocean’s Eleven

Arrival (Stories of Your Life MTI) by Ted Chiang

LifeAfter (iTunes)

Felix & Paul Studios (VR)

Steal the Stars by Nat Cassidy – available for pre-order with delivery on November 7, 2017


“Amazon Prime Reading Launches in the UK” by Nate Hoffelder at The Digital Reader – May 18, 2017

“Amazon Starts Weekly Bestseller Lists” by Jim Milliot at Publishers Weekly – May 18, 2017

Amazon Charts

Next Week’s Guest

Mark Sullivan, author of Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A Novel 

Note: Beneath a Scarlet Sky is at Number 4 on Amazon Charts for fiction in both the “Most Read” and “Most Sold” categories.

Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named “Well, You Needn’t.” This version is “Ra-Monk” by Eval Manigat on the “Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective” CD by Public Transit Recording” CD.

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