Ten minutes with… is a special series presented by Coode Street that sees readers and booklovers from around the world talk about what they’re reading right now and what’s getting them through these difficult times.
Today Jonathan calls up newly minted Hugo Award winner for Best Novel, Arkady Martine, to talk about reading, writing, and working during the pandemic, how influence on writers is often quite different from what a reader might expect, the current state of space opera, her next novel, and a new novella coming late next year from Subterranean Press.
Books mentioned include:
- A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine
- A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine
- Rose House by Arkady Martine (forthcoming)
- Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
- Range of Ghosts by Elizabeth Bear
- The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future by Gretchen Bakke
- Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx is Burning: 1977, Baseball, Politics, and the Battle for the Soul of a City by Jonathan Mahler
- Dead Astronauts by Jeff VanderMeer