A question for Anna Madden

A question for Anna Madden

Q: Do you prefer your SFF as books or movies?

A: SFF books take me on an internal journey that movies can’t often replicate. Written works are fluid, with rich details that I can sow and feed with my own imagination. I crave stories that seem to breathe as they unfold, becoming uniquely mine as I consume them. In All the Murmuring Bones by A. G. Slatter, I loved exploring that dark, secret-laden world through Miren’s eyes, seeing her thoughts and perspective so intimately. But I certainly enjoy SFF movies, the talents of many creating a few hours of magic. Dune blew me away last year even though I knew the story already. I enjoyed the insect-like ornithopters and seeing those colossal sandworms, and I’ve re-listened to the soundtrack often while writing. Perhaps I should retry answering this question and say SFF books are like strawberry ice cream to me, but that doesn’t mean I won’t eat mint chocolate chip if it’s offered.

Anna Madden’s story “Time, Wolf, Emit, Flow
in Metaphorosis Friday, 10 June 2022.
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