TKC 496 Meg Gardiner

Author of Into the Black Nowhere: An UNSUB Novel

Interview starts at 18:20 and ends at 40:10

“One of the oldest stories that humanity tells itself is defeating the monster. Whether that’s the dark shape that howls in the night outside the cave or something that drags a club around or sea monsters–humanity always wants to defeat the monster. To do that we have to try to identify and understand it. The idea that the monster walks among us disguised as one of the community I think sets us on edge.”

News

Amazon releases Q4 Earnings report – February 1, 2018

“Amazon has posted a profit for 11 straight quarters” by Jason Del Rey at Recode – February 1, 2018

“Inside Amazon’s Artificial Intelligence Flywheel” by Steven Levy at Wired – February 1, 2018

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“Amazon is taking a welcome tilt at healthcare bills” by Brooke Masters at The Financial Times – February 2, 2018

“Dallas is best place for Amazon’s second headquarters, Wall Street Journal says” by Bill Hethcock at Dallas Business Journal – January 26, 2018.

“Amazon’s Treasure Truck to Provide Offers at Select Whole Foods Market Locations Across the U.S.” – Amazon press release January 30, 2018

Amazon’s Super Bowl ad

“Here’s Why Alexa Won’t Light Up During Amazon’s Super Bowl Ad” by Brad Stone at Bloomberg – February 2, 2018

Tech Tip

How does Kindle know how fast we’re reading?

Interview with Meg Gardiner

UNSUB: A Novel and Into the Black Nowhere: An UNSUB Novel by Meg Gardiner

“Stephen King on Meg Gardiner” at Entertainment Magazine – February 9, 2007

Meg Gardiner on Twitter and Facebook

Stephen King’s tweet recommending Into the Black Nowhere – January 30, 2018

Meg Gardiner’s 2018 tour dates for Into the Black Nowhere

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Comments 2

  1. Dan wrote:

    XGreat episode. With the listeners reading speed, it’s something I’ve always wondered and would love to know! I’d be interested in stats like how many pages I read this year, month, day etc. and even what my speed was at various times. Not that I would race to beat previous speeds, I’d just like to know and see how it compares over time.

    We can reset the reading speed on my touch and voyage so I’d think it works on the oasis. In the kindle search bar type %readingtimereset and hit enter. All one word. Then when you return to reading the kindle shows learning speed again.

    But this brings me to another question. Sometimes if I flip back through a book to figure out something like who a character isi see that my time left is affected. Other times it is not. I wonder what the guidelines are and why sometimes it doesn’t seem to affect it.

    Enjoyed the interview and I can’t wait to get home and read her first book in the UnSub series.

    Posted 03 Feb 2018 at 2:07 pm
  2. Len Edgerly wrote:

    Good questions, Dan. I look into digging into this topic for next week’s show!

    Posted 03 Feb 2018 at 3:03 pm

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