At long last, I’ve completed the audio for the interview I conducted back in June with author Mary Robinette Kowal, in which she spoke about her latest novel, The Relentless Moon, her Lady Astronauts series, and how the design of space leads to inequalities between men and women. It was a really interesting conversation, one that shed some interesting insight into how space works, and how she approached her (excellent) novels.
Looking forward to listening to this!
I'd like to listen, but I've only read the first two books, and I'm worried about spoilers. Should I wait? Thanks for making this available! (I am also wondering if she talks at all about her choice to include Judaism so prominently, even though she herself isn't Jewish, I think? As a scholar of religion and pop culture, I really appreciated her depiction of religion as well as tackling issues of race and gender. So often it either gets ignored in Sci-Fi, or it focuses on extremists or new (and usually implausible) religions based on space aliens or something.)