Tomorrow, March 27, at 4:00 pm Pacific time I will be a guest on Juliette Wade’s Dive Into Worldbuilding program, available via blogspot. Here’s a link, where you can see some previous episodes.
Juliette is an anthropologist, a linguist and a write whose short stories have appeared in Clarkesworld, Analog, LIghtspeed and in the anthology Strange California. I’m honored to share a Table of Contents with her.
I assume (I didn’t ask) that she had someone fall out of her scheduled programming but I’m delighted to be asked to participate. I have no idea what I’m going to talk about yet, so I’m trying to prepare a list of things that won’t be droningly boring. These include:
–Prohibition. I just finished a general fiction short story about two sisters during Prohibition. The husband of the younger sister is a hotelier who makes occasional trips to Canada and brings back whisky. I’ve also written two stories with magic set during Prohibition.
–Vallejo/Mare Island, since my Work in Progress (that’s what I’m calling it anyway; I haven’t looked at it in months) is set there. Mare Island is a deep vein of interesting stuff, from the shipbuilding to the nuclear submarines; from the Port Chicago Disaster and subsequent Mutiny to the realpolitik base closure; to its reemergence.
–County Government and public assistance, a topic I know about even if my knowledge is dated.
–Book reviewing, Fantasy Literature, and producing a weekly column.
Juliette and I did a sound check this afternoon. It was nerve-wracking to connect because Google decided to be obstructive, but we managed. I’ll let you all know how it goes!