Tears of the Anaren by C. W. Longbottom
Published June 5, 2021
This is a fun tie-in to Mythic Quest - their second season standalone episode tells how Longbottom made his mark on the science fiction world and this is the book that did it. I listened to the audiobook, about 40 minutes long, in which Longbottom reads his story with added asides, and there are introductions and interruptions by Mythic Quest founder Ian. It’s not a good story, at heart, clearly, but what I really liked was the quickly dampening enthusiasm of Ian - starting out so keen to hear the draft, then gradually realising it’s not quite what he thought it was. Good stuff.