Show Notes for Ep. 37 "Our Season 1 Reading Guide"
As we draw close to the end of season 1 of MRAH, producer Darius figured it would be a good idea for Mary Anne and Ben reflect on some of their most influential writers and books, particularly the ones that have been mentioned a lot on the show. From the authors they adore, to writers couched in controversy, Mary Anne and Ben consider their importance to the podcast , the field, and their own writing.
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Recorded November 13, 2021 / Published February 7, 2022
- 0:00:00: Samuel R. Delany
- 0:12:09: Writing prose as a stained glass window
- 0:25:00: Lois McMaster Bujold and disability literature
- 0:34:43: Diane Duane and religious themes in sci-fi
- 0:39:22: Ted Chiang and the process of writing humanity into your work
- 0:45:49: Octavia E. Butler and her uncompromising works
- 0:56:37: Lloyd Alexander and the difficulties of finding your way
- 1:01:54: Orson Scott Card and his controversial importance to the field
- 1:11:22: Intermission followed by discussion of Ursula K. Le Guin
- 1:33:56: Michael Ende’s The Neverending Story and other children’s fantasy
- 1:36:54: On how unsavory elements of older books should be addressed
- 1:43:45: Mary Anne and Ben’s extra recommendations