Q: Why do you write speculative rather than realistic fiction?
A: Speculative fiction work can, and often does, examine the same questions that realistic fiction poses but it’s allowed to find answers in ways that are unbound by the limitations of reality. I find that to be quite creatively freeing. And while I love and appreciate all genres of writing, I’ve found my home in the strange and liminal world of speculative fiction.
Jess Koch’s story “Fur and Feathers”
in Metaphorosis Friday, 22 November 2019.
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