Denver author Peter Heller has written books about extreme kayakers, extreme environmentalists, and extreme surfers. All non-fiction. He’s now plunged into the extreme recesses of his imagination, and written a novel. It’s about the handful of people who are left in the Denver area after a global pandemic. Surprisingly, the book is uplifting. It’s called “The Dog Stars” and it’s landed on a bunch of “Best of 2012” lists and has been optioned for film. Heller speaks with host Ryan Warner.

Read an excerpt.

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