Tune in Tomorrow: The Curious, Calamitous, Cockamamie Story Of Starr Weatherby And The Greatest Mythic Reality Show Ever

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Title: Tune in Tomorrow
Published by: Solaris
Release Date: August 23, 2022 (US); August 16 (UK)
Pages: 460
ISBN13: 978-1786186300

 A funny, thrilling and mysterious adventure into the world of alternate reality television... Perfect for fans of Jasper Fforde and Christopher Moore.

She’s just a small town girl, with mythic-sized dreams.

Starr Weatherby came to New York to become… well, a star. But after ten years and no luck, she’s offered a big role – on a show no one has ever heard of. And there’s a reason for that. It’s a "reality" show beyond the Veil, human drama, performed for the entertainment of the Fae.

But as Starr shifts from astounded newcomer to rising fan favorite, she learns about the show’s dark underbelly – and mysterious disappearance of her predecessor. She’ll do whatever it takes to keep her dream job – though she might just bring down the show in the process.

"I thought I’d seen everything in the galaxy of reality TV, until Randee's book!"Andy Cohen, Host / Executive Producer, Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen and New York Times bestselling author

"Randee Dawn has single-handedly created a glittering new genre: the Backstage Comedy Fantasy Romance — and I want more!"Ellen Kushner, World Fantasy Award-winning author of Thomas the Rhymer and Swordspoint

"Randee Dawn's Tune in Tomorrow is a wild ride through the world of reality TV, Faerie style. It’s a satire and a romance (of a sort) and a fairytale and a mystery, full of characters I loved (and loved to hate) and situations that had me biting my nails. It’s also hilariously funny." – World Fantasy Award nominee Delia Sherman, author of The Porcelain Dove and The Evil Wizard Smallbone

"Extraordinarily well-written" – Nebula, Hugo and World Fantasy Award winner Samuel R. Delany, bestselling author of Nova and Dhalgren

"Tune in Tomorrow is a joyride. It takes you on a journey into the make believe world of a soap opera. It dives in and out of what could possibly be fantasy or in fact is reality. As with the sands of time, as you Search for Tomorrow, or you are feeling Young and Restless, get lost in the adventures of Starr and be taken over by all that is Tune in Tomorrow." – Emmy-nominated actor Gregory Zarian

"Dawn's Tune in Tomorrow is a ton of fun with a lot of heart, charming characters, and devilish foes. And it's funny as hell."Zin E. Rocklyn, author of Flowers for the Sea

"Few authors can open the door to another world as easily as you might turn on the TV, but Randee Dawn has the key and the remote control firmly in her hand. Flip through the fae and the grindylows, let her be your TV guide and psychopomp. You will find yourself howling at the gate for a rerun."Meg Elison, author of Number One Fan

"This book is a BOUNCY CASTLE! This book is like a candy store and a screwball comedy had a fling in fairyland and the result was a mythic soap opera! There was no predicting it, there was only riding this dragon all the way to its rollicking rollercoaster conclusion. How dear and joyous it is, how satisfying, and how worthy of praise!" – World Fantasy Award-winning author of Saint Death's Daughter C.S.E. Cooney

"Dawn balances over-the-top drama and comedy with genuine intrigue to create a fun story with plenty of heart. Fans of Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett will want to snatch this up."Publishers Weekly

"Tune in Tomorrow is a hilariously well-constructed story with surprising complexity, and one that uses its reality TV premise not as a destination, but as a jumping off point to create something uniquely interesting that stays entertaining the entire way through." Lightspeed Magazine

"Dawn’s witty take on society’s fascination with peering at life through a camera lens spotlights the sometimes-blurred intersection between fantasy and reality, all captured on video. Her playful narrative propels readers into the realm of alternate possibilities while questioning what is real and what is make-believe, and if we can even tell the difference." BookTrib

Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist (Humor) 2023

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Press links:

Tomorrow Will Be Televised podcast (3/29/22)

Interstellar Flight Press interview (5/9/22)

Lost Cities, Demonic Possession, and Talking Dolls: The Fantastical Story Arcs of Soap Opera (Tor.com) (5/31/22)

BookTrib Interview and Profile

Randee Dawn Works on Swag (Anne Louise Bannon's blog) (7/26/22)

Cynopsis Interview with Randee Dawn (7/28/22)

Six Odd, Unusual, and Unconventional Dragons (Tor.com) (7/28/22)

Interview with WBAI Radio's Hour of the Wolf | Video (8/1/22)

62 New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books Coming Your Way in August (Gizmodo) (8/3/22)

Silver Dagger Book Tours Interview (8/3/22)

The Pandemic Was Really Quite Good to Me (Black Gate) (8/6/22)

The Functional Nerds podcast (interview) (8/9/22)

Reality TV Goes to the Movies (Tor.com) (8/10/22)

Becky's Books Blog Tour (8/13/22)

Reading Wrap Up (Rosie Cockshutt) (8/14/22) (Tune discussion begins 12:44)

The fantasy books that taught me how to write funny fiction (Shepherd.com) (8/15/22)

Must-Have Monday Reads (Every Book a Doorway) (8/15/22)

Writer In Progress Interview (Morgan Hazelwood) (8/16/22)

A Whimsical Glance Into the Ruse of Reality TV (BookTrib) (8/16/22)

Darling! Bow Down Before These Great Divas of Fantasy (Tor.com) (8/17/22)

Lightspeed Magazine Review (8/18/22)

Celeb-worthy Swag (Life & Style PDF) (8/19/22)

The Page 69 Test (Marshal Zeringue) (8/21/22)

The Big Idea (John Scalzi's Whatever) (PDF Version) (8/26/22)

America Reads Interview (8/27/22)

Interview with BookTrib (8/29/22)

Weaponized Diamonds, UFOs, and Neck-Biters: More Fantastical Story Arcs From Soap Operas  (Tor.com) (8/30/22)

Michael Ventrella's blog interview (9/7/22)

In Touch Weekly: Hot Stuff (PDF) (9/12/22)

Books By My Friends (Joy Held) (9/15/22)

Writing with Cliffhangers (Florida Writers Podcast) (9/17/22)

Inspired Minds podcast (Jeff Watson) (9/18/22)

Reading at Charm City Speculative Fiction (video) (9/21/22)

Speculative Fiction Showcase interview (9/25/22)

Tea & Absinthe Pairing at New York Comic Con (PDF) (10/6/22)

Interview at The Workprint from NYCC 2022 (10/10/22)

So Booking Cool Interview (YouTube Video) (10/21/22)

Q&A with Deborah Kalb (11/17/22)

Starr Mag Review (11/28/22)

Writer Writer Pants on Fire interview (12/14/22)

Read On - The Audiobook Show (clip) (full podcast) 1/13/23

The Legendarium: Author's Shelf (podcast) (Spotify link) (3/30/23)

Terri Windling's Myth & Moore Newsletter (5/15/23)

Small Publishing in a Big Universe (8/10/23) YouTube Link (5/22/24)

LaunchPad Podcast (8/14/23)

Creating Pros Podcast (video version) (11/28/23)

Narrated Podcast (1/23/24)