An Unlikely Interview with Rose Lemberg

Monday, November 30, 2015

The Shapes of Us, Translucent to Your Eye deals with several important themes, namely visibility and who has access to education. Did your own academic background inform this story in any way, or is it a more general, widespread societal issue you wanted to…

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An Unlikely Interview with Pear Nuallak

Monday, November 23, 2015

Candidate 45, Pensri Suesat explores, among other things, art, authenticity, academic culture, gender, mythology, and varying expectations of those inside and outside a culture. What drew you to these themes and combining them in this particular way? Did you draw on your own experiences…

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An Unlikely Interview with Abra Staffin-Wiebe

Monday, November 16, 2015

The main character in And Other Definitions of Family uses sex work on a space station as a means of studying alien culture. Similar to Nicolette Barischoff’s story from this issue, you took something frequently portrayed negatively and seen as ‘unclean’, and put it…

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An Unlikely Interview with Julia August

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Soteriology and Stephen Greenwood is a story told largely by implication. You don’t show us the big bad, or the heroes saving the world, but they’re there between the lines of the emails exchanged between your protagonist and a person seeking his help in…

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An Unlikely Interview with Eric Schwitzgebel

Monday, November 2, 2015

The Dauphin’s Metaphysics explores a classic and very interesting question — if you replicate a person’s experiences exactly, can you replicate the person? What makes a person who they are, nature or nurture? It’s a story about characters reinventing themselves in multiple ways. What…

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