Charlie Jane Anders Podcast Interview: The Comic Years Podcast
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The Comic Years Podcast: The Charlie Jane Anders Interview

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BY June 25, 2021

We’ve had a lot of different kinds of topics on the Comic Years Podcast, everything from deep dives into how to watch movies to recaps of streaming shows. But this time around, I’m glad to present our first-ever author interview on the podcast. Comic Years’ very own Emily O’Donnell sits down with the award-winning author of Victories Greater Than Death, Charlie Jane Anders. This episode explores the writing habits and influences of a critically acclaimed author and her unique new novel. Find out why the new book is the first part of a trilogy that is described as Star Wars mets Doctor Who. So check out the Charlie Jane Anders podcast interview, to get into the mind of a prolific novelist.

Who Is Charlie Jane Anders And What Is Victories Greater Than Death About

Charlie Jane Anders podcast interview poster. Image via Tor Teen

On this Charlie Jane Anders podcast interview, Emily gets to pick the brain of an iconic author, journalist, and podcaster. Anders is the co-founder of, who has a novelette that won a Hugo award and another for one of her podcasts. Her writing has appeared in the New Work Times and the Washington Post, to name a few. Her latest book, Victories Greater Than Death is a YA Sci-Fi novel about a young girl who embarks on an adventure of a lifetime. Destined for greatness, the protagonist has to come to terms with not living up to her own destiny, while attempting to figure out where she fits into the, literal, new universe she becomes a part of.

Anders talks about what inspired this story, and the themes she wanted to include. Anders also unpacks her writing process and the various drafts that came before. It’s truly insightful to get a look into the mind of such an influential writer. Emily betrays her own fangirl nature as she briefly gushes about Anders’s body of work. The podcast also dives into how Anders infuses relevant social issues into her work, while still keeping the story engaging and entertaining.

The Charlie Jane Anders Podcast Interview Avoids Spoilers

On top of the creative discussions, it’s the behind-the-scenes look that was interesting to me. Charlie Jane broke down the stages of her new trilogy and where she is in the process. It was especially interesting to hear about how the Pandemic affected her work, and it’s not how you would expect. Both Emily and Charlie Jane are careful to avoid spoilers for the current book in this new trilogy, but Anders does let something slip about the new book.

Check out the Charlie Jane Anders podcast interview to find out more about the new YA novel Victories Greater Than Death and how it’s unlike anything else in the current YA Sci-Fi landscape.

Victories Greater Than Death is now available on everywhere books are sold.

What did you think about this new YA novel? Let us know in the comments below.

Featured image via Sarah Deragon/Portraits to the People.


Shah Shahid is an entertainment writer, movie critic (so he thinks), host of the Split Screen Podcast (on Apple Podcasts & everywhere else) and filmy father on a mission to educate his girls on decades of film history. Armed with uncontrollable sarcasm and cautious optimism, Shah loves discussing film, television and comic book content until his wife’s eyes glaze over. So save her by engaging him on his own blog at or on Twitter @theshahshahid.

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