Since his novel, The Eyre Affair , was released in 2002, Jasper Fforde has been entertaining fans with novels that he describes as incorporating a narrative dare. Jasper Fforde’s novel Early Riser will be released in paperback in the coming weeks and he explained to me that Early Riser ’s narrative dare is that it’s set in a world where humans have always hibernated. Fforde and I spoke about Early Riser and so much more. Here's our conversation: - Early Riser by Jasper Fforde is published by Penguin. Marginalia was produced at KMUW Wichita. If you like this podcast, please consider leaving a rating or review on Apple Podcasts . Engineers: Mark Statzer and Torin Andersen Editor: Lu Anne Stephens Producer: Beth Golay Follow Beth Golay on Twitter @BethGolay .