In episode 9 of Essence of Wonder, genre-shaping author Joe Haldeman and the 2020 Hugo finalists for Best Novel, Alix E. Harrow, Seanan McGuire, and Arkady Martine, joined Gadi and Karen on the show. Special guest Alan Lightman came on the show to talk to Joe, and leadership expert Stephen Kelner returned with his analysis of leadership in The Forever War.
In Episode 8 of Essence of Wonder, world-renowned author and public intellectual, David Brin, and the Hugo Awards finalists for Best Professional Artist, joined Gadi, Karen Castelletti, and Sara Felix. Tammy Coxen came back to teach us how to mix The Hugo Cocktail.
In Episode 7 of Essence of Wonder with Gadi Evron, Charlaine Harris, Patricia Briggs, Dana Cameron, and Toni L.P. Kelner (a.k.a. Leigh Perry) joined Gadi and Karen Castelletti for geeky shenanigans. Charlaine interviewed Patricia about her new Mercy Thompson book, “Smoke Bitten”, Karen read a selection from each author, they all shared pets, and joined forces in a panel discussion on Worldbuilding, with an emphasis on Urban Fantasy.