In this episode of Rocket Talk, Justin invites author Robert Jackson Bennett on to discuss his article titled “The Genre Fountain,” which posits that an increasing fracturing of genre definitions is a danger to the future of genre fiction. The conversation covers a lot of ground, including weird metaphors comparing genre to mating rituals. They also talk about Bennett’s new book, City of Stairs.
Robert Jackson Bennett is the author of American Elsewhere, The Troupe, The Company Man, and Mr. Shivers. His books have been awarded the Edgar Award, the Shirley Jackson, and the Philip K. Dick Citation of Excellence. His latest, City of Stairs, is an atmospheric and intrigue-filled novel of dead gods, buried histories, and a mysterious, protean city. Read an excerpt here on Tor.com!
Rocket Talk, Episode 25 (1:00:23):
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