S5E494 - "The Zolo Hound of the Newly Found World" - Historical Fantasy Short Story - by Allison Thurman
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The Bohemian Emperor's menagerie manager meets a strange dog from the New World.
Allison Thurman was raised on a diet of Monty Python, Star Wars, and In Search Of, and these have all influenced her fiction about unexplained historical events. She's currently working on her first novel about the Elizabethan alchemist Edward Kelley. She lives in a galaxy far, far away (well, the DC metro area) with too many books and not enough swords.
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