Science fiction and fantasy author K. Eason talks about her newest fantasy epic How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse, where the fairy tale trope of the princess needing to be rescued is turned about to where the princess needs to take control of the rescuing, and dropped into an interplanetary situation fraught with political machinations.
She also talks about building out a world when a short story keeps breaking out of it’s corral, demanding to be a novel (or three), and letting the villain just do his thing.
K. also talks about her teaching composition at University of California, using zombies and cyborgs and medieval poetry to help students learn about critical reading and thinking. It’s not about the craft of writing, but more about knowing more about the history and context that a story was written in.
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