The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 147): Panel Discussion of: Best Debut Novel You Have Ever Read (Part 2)

In episode 147 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester gathers a panel to discuss: The Best Debut Novel You Have Ever Read, Part 2:

Everyone has to start somewhere, even authors. With so many debut books being published every year, they can’t all be spectacular, although they’re entertaining. But there’s always a few that stand out from the pack and make you go, “Whoa!” after you finish.

Q: What’s the best debut novel you’ve ever read?

Why? What made it stand out to you?


This week’s panel:

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9 thoughts on “The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 147): Panel Discussion of: Best Debut Novel You Have Ever Read (Part 2)”

  1. For clarity’s sake, I thought I would provide the information on the books I mentioned in the podcast:

    THE WILD SHORE – Kim Stanley Robinson
    JONATHAN STRANGE & MR. NORRELL – Susanna Clarke
    THE HUNDRED THOUSAND KINGDOMS – N. K. Jemisin
    LAST DRAGON – J. M. McDermott
    FRANKENSTEIN – Mary Shelley

  2. Ok, so I went to the link you gave, clicked on the download button, got to listen to a few of the self intros and then it just stopped. What did I do wrong?

  3. Missed the podcast traveling, my suggestions would have been:

    A PRINCESS OF MARS by Edgar Rice Burroughs
    THE NAME OF THE WIND by Patrick Rothfuss
    NORSTRILIA by Cordwainer Smith (his only novel, so must be his debut, right?)
    JONATHAN STRANGE & MR. NORRELL by Susanna Clarke

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