Beyond Cataclysm is now selling Night Beats books!

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Want to support a fantastic micro-publisher and book store, Beyond Cataclysm, and support Night Beats at the same time? Now you can!

Beyond Cataclysm is a micro-publisher and book store. They sell awesome things made by lovely people, and make podcasts about writing and games with lots of interesting guests. You may remember the episode of their This Book I Read podcast featuring Rachel A. Rosen, or you might know and love their What is Roleplay? podcast. Their work combines charitable giving and environmental stewardship in their projects, and lovely people in their authorship.

They are now stocking copies of The Sad Bastard Cookbook: Food You Can Make So You Don’t Die, Query, and Cascade in their online bookstore! Or look for copies when you see them at conventions.

Happy reading!

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If you like great podcasts to find new books, check out This Book I Read a podcast from Beyond Cataclysm. Each episode explores the ups and downs of a particular book or author’s work, highlighting the great bits, and critiquing the bad stuff. Get inside the minds of other writers and the works that inspire them!

Our very own Rachel A Rosen is on to talk about Brown Girl In The Ring by Nalo Hopkinson.

Topics covered include:

Post-apocalyptic Toronto & Ontario.
‘White Flight’, inner city decline, ‘Donut cities’ and gentrification.
The Afro-Caribbean diaspora, The Jab Jab & Roti Shops.
The challenges of predicting the future back in the 1990s.

Listen here!

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Total Liberation Podcast

If you like great podcasts about justice in all its forms, Total Liberation Podcast is what you’re looking for. If you can only listen to one episode, we suggest Episode 92: Solarpunk, Indigenous & Afrofuturism, & Climate Fiction: Decolonizing Our Imaginations w. Tory Stephens (Imagine 2200).

In this episode, Mexie speaks with Tory Stephens, founder of Imagine 2200: Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors. Imagine 2200 is a climate fiction initiative at Grist magazine which showcases stories from authors from around the globe that are all in the visionary fiction genre (Afrofuturism, Indigenous futurism, solarpunk, etc.), providing inspiration on how we might get to a sustainable, reciprocal, and just world. We dig into all things visionary fiction, including its political significance and how crucial it is to decolonize our imaginations and reclaim our radical creativity to craft solutions for this current historical moment.

Plus, they also give a short review of The Sad Bastard Cookbook, and we might be biased but we think their options on this cookbook are perfect. Listen here!

Book Report Corner

by I. Merey

The cover of the sad bastard cookbook. It has a photo of uncooked ramen and a plastic knife, but no spoons.

I’ve never reviewed a cookbook before, but there is a first time for everything!

Let’s start with the cover: This design took me back to the cookbooks my parents used to have–the composition, the color–the ramen… with ketchup on it? Siracha? Is that blood??? Ok, this isn’t my parents’ cookbook. Childhood and nostalgia is over and cooking is actually a bitch (and if you live alone/are broke/are sick/unlucky at feeding yourself or some intersection of multiple of those, it’s just that much worse). Luckily, the authors get that entirely.

So this is a collection of not so much recipes (which promise to make a delicious presentation in fantasy, but in reality, often provide more stress with complicated ingredients and preparations and PRESSURE to not fuck up)–it’s more a collection of tips; concrete looser guidelines that result in meals, without strict measurements. Which results, hopefully, in another day where one of us could feed our sorry asses and feel a little less like a fuckup. It’s also funny! And this book is free ❤ So I recommend you give it a download; the recipes are great to peruse and to collect ideas for those mental rainy days :/ (weeks?? :////)

Get your free e-book PDF here.

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by KaptenSiri

The cover of the sad bastard cookbook. It has a photo of uncooked ramen and a plastic knife, but no spoons.

I received an Advance Reader Copy in return for an honest review.

Some days, there’s not enough time. Some days, you just don’t have the energy. Some days, you feel like a sad bastard and literally don’t know what to do. That’s when you pick up The Sad Bastard Cookbook and just read. It will make you laugh. It will keep you company. It will help you find something to cook, on your level for the day. Make the core recipe, add something if you feel for it, or—on a good day—go all in.

The Sad Bastard Cookbook has already saved my ass several times when it comes to solve the “what’s for dinner” question. The recipes are simple and you’ve probably made most of them before. But here’s the thing; it’s up to you where you set the bar. You don’t have to follow the recipe strictly, but, if you need it, there are a lot of suggestions how to pimp your food. And, it will taste good!

Get your free e-book PDF here.