Andrea Jones is an author and outlier. She looks at the status quo, and instead of just saying ‘sure’ she asks, why? What if … ?read more
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Short Story – SMS!

Short Story – SMS!

Two things are equally terrifying to me: being caught up in a terrorist attack, and becoming a mother. If both happened at the same time? Well … Seriously though, when I look at news reports of terrorist attacks, I’m always disproportionately disturbed by the mundane settings they take place in. And of course that’s the reaction perpetrators want: think

Short Story – Are We There Yet?
Short Story – Are We There Yet?

Anti-ageing and the terrifyingly vague concept of ‘wellness’ are getting their hooks deeper into our culture. While it’s totally unoriginal to shit on Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop and the crazy, unsubstantiated claims that website makes, I’ll do it anyway: Goop makes crazy unsubstantiated claims, ones that lead you to believe you could be Gwyneth Paltrow if you just, just

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Everfair author Nisi Shawl: we need hopeful stories people can believe in
Everfair author Nisi Shawl: we need hopeful stories people can believe in

Nisi Shawl is the James Tiptree, Jr. Award-winning author of the novel Everfair and numerous optimistic speculative fictions. She took part in Slate’s Trump Story Project – where 10 writers were invited to imagine the dystopian future of Trump’s America. She talks to Maverick blog about the power of writing in the current political climate.

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California author Edan Lepucki: Fiction stops us seeing people as statistics
California author Edan Lepucki: Fiction stops us seeing people as statistics

Edan Lepucki is the New York Times bestselling author of the novel California. Her new novel, Woman No.17, will be released May 9. Maverick blog talked to her about taking part in Slate’s Trump Story Project. Why did you take part in Slate’s Trump Story anthology? I participated because Ben Winters, who edited the series,

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