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It says in your Wikipedia page that you studied with Octavia Butler. Could you tell us a little bit about what sort of interactions you had with her while you were there? She was our Week One teacher, Octavia Butler. She was awesome, of course. She was also very, very introverted, and so we would interact in class. One of the cool things about Clarion, probably with Clarion San Diego as well, is you get that one-on-one session with the instructor that week.
It was awesome to be able to talk to her personally. It was amazing to be able to meet her and hear her talk about fiction. It was fabulous. Then you had a bunch of short stories you had written. What was your process for selling some of those to get your first fiction publications?
The first science fiction publication I actually wrote at Clarion West. I ended up turning in a first draft of a story for Week Six with Michael Swanwick, in fact, that I actually ended up then revising and selling to John Scalzi for that issue. That was my first sale. Could you say a bit more about why the novel is the form you naturally fall into?
One of the things that I really enjoy and I think a lot of readers and writers enjoy about science fiction and fantasy is the way that you can really delve into the setting and the anthropology or the history or the geography or whatever.
In a short story, absolutely everything has to be doing like five things, otherwise you have to cut it. When I would do a short story, I would write and it would be really long, and then I would have to keep cutting things off. I felt like that sometimes. I can definitely see that with Ancillary Justice, because the world you present in this novel is just so full of different ideas and all these different things all stuck together.
Historically, what were some of the inspirations for the Radch Empire? What bits and pieces did you take from different real life events? The most prominent example in Western history would be Rome. Of course, a lot of science fiction writers have used the Roman Empire more or less simplistically, sometimes more complicatedly. Rome, in a lot of ways, was a big influence. But I drew from different historical periods and different areas, generally anything that interested me.
I would be fascinated for a while with the ancient Near East, and I would grab things from there. Or I would be fascinated with Egypt and grab stuff from there.
How about the centrality of tea to the Radch Empire? Where did that idea come from?
Initially, it came from the fact that I am a huge, huge fan of C. Would you say that those were influences on you? I hear the Banks thing a lot and I guess I can see where people are coming from.
I had read Consider Phlebas at some point, quite some time ago. Other than that, I had not read a lot of Banks. I can see where folks are coming from with the sentient ship angle, although I think his project was a little bit different. Speaking of the sentient ships, when I think of sentient ships in science fiction, the first example that comes to mind for me is The Ship Who Sang by Anne McCaffrey. I have actually never read The Ship Who Sang.
I ordered a copy recently. In an interview, I saw that you said that music is often handled badly in fiction so you resisted putting that in for a while. Could you talk about why you think music is handled badly in fiction a lot of the time? There are at least two main reasons. I think a lot of times, our culture has an attitude towards art and the production of art that separates artists from the rest of us.
Like making art, music, painting, or whatever as some magical thing that you have to be inspired to do and special people do it. I feel strongly about that. The other way that I find that music is often handled badly in fiction is when the writer is thinking of the music as a soundtrack and wants it there. Even worse in my opinion: when there are made-up songs.
I even stepped into this. How did you work through that reluctance and actually write the book? What sort of approaches did you take to that? That was actually a very pivotal six weeks for me. One of the things about being at something like Clarion West is you spend all this time with people who take you really seriously.
They are there meeting other writers, and they take your work really seriously.
Just start writing. That took a lot of trial and error, a lot of backing up, and a lot of banging my head on the desk. In the end, I decided to take a very straightforward approach to it. Is that something that you yourself have experienced, knowing people want you to be more animated, or are you just using your imagination to picture what this robotic kind of character would be like? I absolutely experience that. You bet. Actually my very first job was as a busgirl, but in college, I got a job as a waitress.
In a lot of ways, it was not a fun job. That was a big learning thing for me when I was in high school and college. Maybe I should get a job as a waiter. It might help me with my podcast. I found it beneficial.
There are some cool things about waiting tables. You meet a lot of really interesting people, and most people who come into a place and eat are cool and fine. There are one or two who just make you despair for humanity, and then there are a few who are just a joy. It may well have. Very frequently, that someone is a waiter or a dishwasher or a garbage collector. I actually worked in the faculty club of the university where I went to school, and so it was extraordinarily interesting to see the way that members, some of whom were professors, some of whom were big donors of the university, to see the way they would treat the other people who they would come into lunch with or the other people that they would encounter in the building versus the way they would speak to the waiters.
It was interesting to me. I tried very hard to stay away from shrugging and nodding for exactly that reason.
So the shrugging and the nodding is one of those things. I think in my very first draft, people were shrugging and nodding left and right. That was a revelatory thought for me. The social relationships are exactly like they would have been in the fifties. The wife is bringing in coffee. I had wanted to, as you said, create a society that genuinely did not care about gender. It was inadequate to me.
I thought about various ways to do what I was trying to do. Actually, I think it would be cool if people would use those more often. I had to add another layer to it.
This tells you how little I know about that particular group of languages. I found that very interesting.
Is there any association at all between whether you grew up with one of those languages and how you view gender? It does sort of seem to me that it might be a good thing if we tried to move toward a less gendered language, because it seems like when English makes such a big distinction, it emphasizes this idea that gender is this really important thing that you have to keep in mind one hundred percent of the time, and also that there are only two genders, and everyone falls into one or the other.
As you point out, the idea that there are only two is not necessarily the case. That the way that English is gendered with its pronouns makes it hard to talk about. How could you not tell what gender somebody is? How could it not be important what gender somebody is?
Once the book is out there, we read from a very personal place. But that, of course, was not what I was trying to convey. At the same time, I made the choice I did for the reasons I made it, and while I might have finessed some things a little bit differently, I think at the time, I was working very strongly from an assumption, maybe not an overt assumption.
That said, like I said, I really wish people would use them more so that they would become more familiar. How have people gone about depicting them visually given that? They all feel right.
That was something I did not expect ever to see and that has been a really amazing experience to me to see how these fan artists do it. There is one artist who loves to draw Seivarden with very long, tangled curly hair. I just love the fan art on Tumblr. Other than Seivarden, is there a statistical correlation between which characters readers think are male and which are female? How do they know that? The reviewer had assigned genders to those characters. I thought that was really fascinating.
That discussion I found really fascinating. I did also want to talk to you about religion in Ancillary Justice. Could you talk about that idea?
How would that be different? What would the implications of that be? Both just shifted out. What would that do? That would be fun. It says in the books that the Radchaai consider monotheism almost inconceivable. Could you talk about why you decided to create a culture in which monotheism is so marginalized? Because we live, at least in the U. There are a lot of different kinds of Christianity, but that base, exclusive monotheism, and that particular approach to it is considered sort of the default definition of religion.
I like things to be different. Download eBook. Orbit Page: There's nothing specific that gives the idea she's dead, There's the introduction of new character Spoiler and her five then four -- she loses one in the issue -person crew who are rescued see at left and taken to Alexandria are mostly given only ancillary development as, other than Spoiler , it looks like they'll be more supporting or background characters.
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That means Sword and Laser video episodes will return. And if we make our stretch goal you might get even more! Jan 7, - The cesium source was indeed a rather odd thing, and it duly deserved the name it had been given by the late Aldo Menzione, "la spada sacra": May 14, - There's a sign of herin that Jesus has her sword. Yeah, so that happens in this movie.
Jan 2, - Anne Leckie will be hoping to make the same kind of splash Ancillary Justice did with her sequel, Ancillary Sword, whilst Lauren Beukes also releases a new novel, Broken Monsters.
Feb 20, - Meanwhile improving loan performance has become something of a two-edged sword as ancillary fees have significantly decreased as well as other revenue-producing opportunities. Mar 24, - See the four-breasted woman in the poster? Dec 15, - Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie is a space opera with a brain and a heart.
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