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Nov 27, 2023

Author and Professor Jarret Keene, PhD, joins me on the last episode of 2023 to talk about his new book, Hammer of the Dogs!

Jarret and I talk about his newest book, Hammer of the Dogs. Jarret talks about how the book came about during one of the classes he was teaching and working on it from there. From the synopsis:

Set in the wasteland of post-apocalyptic Las Vegas,  Hammer of the Dogs is a literary dystopian adventure filled with high-octane fun starring twenty-one-year-old Lash. With her high-tech skill set and warrior mentality, Lash is a master of her own fate as she helps to shield the Las Vegas valley’s survivors and protect her younger classmates at a paramilitary school holed up in Luxor on the Las Vegas Strip. After graduation, she’ll be alone in fending off the deadly intentions and desires of the school’s most powerful opponents.

Jarret and I talk about the plot, characters, and setting while keeping it spoiler free for you listening. That way, you can get yourself a copy of the book to read!

We also talk about influential fandoms that had an impact on Jarret's work, everything from movies, comics, and books. A listing of recommendations are below for those interested.

Hammer of the Dogs is available in Paperback, Kindle, and Audiobook at:

You can find Jarret at:

Jarret's recommendation list includes:

Movies: The Goonies, Krull, Dragonslayer, Tron, The Black Hole (Disney), Fire and Ice, Heavy Metal, The Secret of Nimh, Legend, Labyrinth, Conan the Barbarian, Red Dawn, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Highlander, Flash Gordon, Howard the Duck, Buckaroo Banzai, and Robocop

Comics: Marvel's Secret Wars, X-Men: Mutant Massacre, Elf Quest, Frank Miller's Ronin, and Jack Kirby's Kamandi: The Last Boy On Earth

Books: Stephen King's Carrie, and Firestarter

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