don’t you take that tone with me
In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Ciro Faienza presents Gretchen Tessmer's "Hey Man, Nice Shot."
SFF is my blanket fort. It's not as durable as an escape pod, but it's a reliable source of comfort and it's bigger inside. It's the meeting place of hope and solidarity among those of us dreaming of better futures.
Catastrophes, especially ones that are made infinitely worse by racism and disaster capitalism, resist metaphor, even if those metaphors are initially beneficial.
I hope to intrigue the viewer enough to think about the story. I hope to excite their interest and give them a little rush.