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! ]
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