42 min

Episode 91 : Mary Robinette Kowal Makes Us Cry The Imaginaries Podcast

    • Society & Culture

We are beyond excited to introduce you to this week's guest, Mary Robinette Kowal, author of the exact specific kind of book to make us all cry with sheer excellence, and in possession of the exact specific words to say to us that make us cry all over again. This week, Mary Robinette was kind enough to take time out of her crazy #MaryGoRound of travels (and check out her social media feeds for more on THAT hashtag) and fit us in for a quick and delightful chat about writing from and to history, making room for diverse characters——characters of color, LGBTQIA+ characters, neurodivergent characters——without reducing representation to a plot point.

Mary Robinette's books include the Lady Astronaut series (currently "The Calculating Stars" and "The Fated Sky," with more to come), standalones such as "Ghost Talkers" and "Forest of Memory," and the Glamourist Histories series. She is also the author of numerous short stories, and her award-winning words are available wherever good books are sold. You can follow her work at www.maryrobinettekowal.com, where you can also find links to her various social media platforms and work as a professional puppeteer.

[ EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the vagaries of Internet connections and the soundscape of Mary Robinette's location during recording, there are a few residual sound artifacts remaining in the recording. Our apologies for those! ]

Like our content? Our website is www.imaginaries.net, and you can drop us a line at imaginarypod@gmail.com or find us on Twitter at @imaginary_pod. You can listen to our episodes on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and SoundCloud, as well as find all of our back episodes on YouTube once they have shuffled off these other earthly coils. If you would like to help support our work, you can give us a rating or review on whatever platform you use to listen to your podcasts, and if you would like to offset the costs associated with our podcast, you can support us financially at www.ko-fi.com/imaginaries.

We are beyond excited to introduce you to this week's guest, Mary Robinette Kowal, author of the exact specific kind of book to make us all cry with sheer excellence, and in possession of the exact specific words to say to us that make us cry all over again. This week, Mary Robinette was kind enough to take time out of her crazy #MaryGoRound of travels (and check out her social media feeds for more on THAT hashtag) and fit us in for a quick and delightful chat about writing from and to history, making room for diverse characters——characters of color, LGBTQIA+ characters, neurodivergent characters——without reducing representation to a plot point.

Mary Robinette's books include the Lady Astronaut series (currently "The Calculating Stars" and "The Fated Sky," with more to come), standalones such as "Ghost Talkers" and "Forest of Memory," and the Glamourist Histories series. She is also the author of numerous short stories, and her award-winning words are available wherever good books are sold. You can follow her work at www.maryrobinettekowal.com, where you can also find links to her various social media platforms and work as a professional puppeteer.

[ EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the vagaries of Internet connections and the soundscape of Mary Robinette's location during recording, there are a few residual sound artifacts remaining in the recording. Our apologies for those! ]

Like our content? Our website is www.imaginaries.net, and you can drop us a line at imaginarypod@gmail.com or find us on Twitter at @imaginary_pod. You can listen to our episodes on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and SoundCloud, as well as find all of our back episodes on YouTube once they have shuffled off these other earthly coils. If you would like to help support our work, you can give us a rating or review on whatever platform you use to listen to your podcasts, and if you would like to offset the costs associated with our podcast, you can support us financially at www.ko-fi.com/imaginaries.

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