Max Gladstone’s Craft Sequence uses fantasy tropes and tales to filter the modern world, as he explained in his Talk at Google last year: bankruptcies that work like necromancy, corporations that work like gods, the like. Last week, Gladstone was on Reddit’s r/fantasy subreddit, further explaining what he does in books like the recently published The Ruin of Angels: “I like to use the leverage and distance genre offers to try to get into the meat of our fractured modern moment, when the real stuff happening outside our windows is big and strange and world-shaking and weird.”
Speaking of weird, he also talks penguins drinking martinis, weaponized high art, and the topsy-turvy experience of cowriting the time-traveling love letter novella This Is How You Lose the Time War with Amal El-Mohtar. Click through for the highlights of Gladstone’s AMA!
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