This month, Adrian is joined by listener, poet, & publisher Charlotte Geater (@tambourine) to discuss Rupetta, by N.A. Sulway.
Rupetta is an under-appreciated historical SF novel about a clockwork woman & the human women through history who act as her caretakers. It won the James Tiptree, Jr. award in 2013, and was recently re-published in ebook format.
Charlotte & Adrian discuss the publishing history of the book, Sulway's other works, historiography, folk tales, and the metaphors by which we understand consciousness.
Works & links mentioned include:
* An interview with Sulway about one of the folk histories that inspired Rupetta * Another interview on other influences * The Jaquet-Droz automota in Neuchatel, Switzerland * Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang * Exhalation by Ted Chiang * Tender: Stories by Sophia Samatar * Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke * Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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