About Jamie Killen

When Jamie Killen isn’t writing, she’s traveling the world in search of new story ideas. She’s also an educator and a trained historian. She lives in Arizona with several other monsters. Jamie Killen’s story “Seeders” will be published on Metaphorosis on Friday, 26 February 2016. Click here to subscribe to our email updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.

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Wolf and Iron – Gordon R. Dickson

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After the collapse of civilization, a social scientist attempts to work his way across North America to his brother’s ranch with a wolf as his companion. I know Gordon Dickson’s work largely from his excellent Dorsai books, and the (less-effective) rest of the Childe Cycle books. I’ve tried out a few of his other works (e.g., Time Storm, The Dragon and the George), but been less impressed. I’m sorry to say that Wolf and Iron…

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Heard – Elise Forier Edie

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When Dr. Paulson Kurtz clones the mammoth Sukari, the whole world gushes. Blog posts, interviews, TV spots, websites, opinion pieces, essays, tweets, and podcasts, the message is always the same: everyone’s enchanted, everyone’s in love. YouTube viewers thrill to her image: Sukari chases a big red ball; Sukari bathes in a plastic pool; Sukari sucks from a bottle, held by a comely grad student. Everyone agrees that her name, taken from the Inuit word for…

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A question for K. G. Anderson

Q: What kind of non-fiction do you like to read and how does it affect the fiction you write? A: My nonfiction reading is mostly autobiography and biography. I’m interested in the ways that people shape their life stories, and how and why they tell them — to themselves and to others. In my fiction, I like to explore trickster characters for whom lying is an art form; characters who delude themselves (often for self-preservation);…

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Mr. Britling Sees It Through – H. G. Wells

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An American comes to visit a prominent British author just as World War I breaks out. An examination of war, politics, and philosophy. This story is essentially the history of the opening and of the realisation of the Great War as it happened to one small group of people in Essex, and more particularly as it happened to one human brain. It came at first to all these people in a spectacular manner, as a…

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