Divide and Communicate

Not long to go until Skyward Inn is out in the world, and I’m at that point where I can’t quite sit still for thinking about it. I signed some copies for Goldsboro Books a few days ago, and I’ve been busy chatting about it and trying to make sense of what it’s about so I can answer that question when people ask me.

I’m pretty certain it’s about the divisions between people (and aliens) so I wrote an article for Tor about five of my favourite books that have used that theme in different ways. Here’s an extract:

Often books that achieve this feel deeply truthful about what it means to be human. Personality is, perhaps, a collection of memories, thoughts and feelings, joined together with the cracks papered over in reality. In fiction, these cracks can be exposed. They can even be blasted apart.

You can read the whole article here.

And – save the date! I’ll be in conversation with MR Carey and Brian Nisbet as a Glasgow2024 event on the evening of Monday March 29th:

It’s going to be fun. And probably a bit fungal, at times. I think you need to book a ticket fairly quick-smartish, if you’re interested, as they’re going fast. Hope to see you there. Well, you know what I mean.

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