A question for Rachel Kolar

Q: What are you reading now?

A: I’m currently reading The Martian by Andy Weir. I’d been reading a lot of depressing cyberpunk like Neuromancer and Feed, so The Martian is a breath of fresh air. I love the humor and the way it makes the science relatively comprehensible for an English major, and as an epistolary junkie I’m a fan of the log format. As a fun side effect, it also makes me feel like MacGyver every time I jury-rig something during a simple household chore. I put up the Halloween tombstones in a creative way? Oh, yeah, I’m totally ready for Mars.

I’m also listening to the audiobook of Revival by Stephen King. Based on the title, I was wary of reading it at first—I like King a lot, but his Christian characters tend to be a thousand and one variations on Carrie’s mom. When I learned more about the premise, I gave it a try and am thankful that I did. Here’s hoping that the second half is as good as the first.


Rachel Kolar’s story “Be Prepared to Shoot the Nanny” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 20 January 2017. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.

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