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William Ritter

Between Fact and Fiction: the Power (and Fun) of Mythology

In this ongoing series, we ask SF/F authors to describe a specialty in their lives that has nothing (or very little) to do with writing. Join us as we discover what draws authors to their various hobbies, how they fit into their daily lives, and how and they inform the author’s literary identity!

Know what all the cool kids are doing? Mythology. I nerd out about mythology. I read it. I teach it. I write books loaded with it. This raises questions for some people—people who regard the joy that I take in reading myths as skeptically as I regard the joy they take in playing Sudoku or eating kale. The difference, of course, is that they are wrong and I am right. Myths are awesome. Those other things are just math and ugly lettuce.
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