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Muse of Research II: Food As World Building (Heather Rose Jones)

One of the things that draws us inexorably into another world is the food. From Marcel Proust’s cookie that launched a million words to the favorite treats of space station dwellers thousands of years in the future, what we eat … Continue reading

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The Muse of Research: Math and Other Marvels (S. L. Huang)

One of the great pleasures of reading is hanging out with folks whose storytelling game is totally different from my own. S. L. Huang writes the action-packed adventures of a mathematical mercenary-superhero, Cas Russell, whose style of math and narration … Continue reading

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Muse of Research II: Food As World Building (Lev Mirov @thelionmachine)

One of the things that draws us inexorably into another world is the food. From Marcel Proust’s cookie that launched a million words to the favorite treats of space station dwellers thousands of years in the future, what we eat … Continue reading

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The Muse of Research: Interview with Kate Elliott

Kate Elliott is my contemporary by age and my elder by career. Over the last decades, she’s been steadily producing a wide-ranging body of work in science fiction and fantasy, with brilliantly realized settings from the deep past to the … Continue reading

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The Muse of Research: Interview with Aliette de Bodard

In the last few years, Aliette de Bodard has become one of my favorite science fiction and fantasy writers. Her settings are impeccably realized, from an AU Aztec Empire where the magic works as advertised (the Obsidian and Blood detective … Continue reading

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Vacations in Romancelandia: Interview with the Bowman’s Inn Collective

The Bowman’s Collective presents The Bowman’s Inn, Book 2 (Summer) In the city of Anteros, you might find yourself at the Bowman’s Inn. You could be lonely, hurting, or lost more than you know. The bartender, Valentine Archer, will know … Continue reading

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Writer Tech (Technique): Lev Mirov on self-care, artistic practice, music, and the writerly zone

Edited version of chat interview on Friday, March 20, 2015 9:45 PM EPB: The first question, which I struggle with: what is the balance, for you, between artistic production and self-care? How has it changed over the years? LM: Well … Continue reading

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