Another question for Chloe Smith

Q: Are you a Luddite? Or do you have the latest and greatest technology?

A: I’m a member of the Oregon Trail generationthe people who got the internet at home when they were children or teens, who know the sound of dial-up, might have gotten their first cell phone when they went off to college, and definitely had social media accounts by the time they graduated. As a result, although I remember life before everything was digitally connected, I’ve always had to adapt to evolving technology. I try to be comfortable with new platforms, media, and devices, but I also don’t value any of it for its own sake. Technology is really just a big umbrella term for an expanding set of tools. Like storytelling, the value is in how it’s used.


Chloe Smith’s story “Midnight’s Second Station
in Metaphorosis Friday, 27 May 2022.
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More about Chloe Smith

Chloe Smith teaches middle-school English and history, which means she had to completely reinvent her job in 2020. She’s very glad to be back in the classroom now, and spending much less time on Zoom. Besides teaching, she works as a proofreader for Locus and Fantasy magazines, and writes science fiction and fantasy stories whenever she can make the time. She was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and she lived in Texas and Washington states, New York City, and rural France before coming back to California. Her short fiction has appeared in Metaphorosis, Three-Lobed Burning Eye, and Daily Science Fiction, among other places.

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Chloe Smith’s story “Midnight’s Second Station
in Metaphorosis Friday, 27 May 2022.
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It came from Chloe Smith

Chloe Smith’s story “Rock-Adda’s World” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 12 February 2021. The title of this story is a terrible pun on Ursula Le Guin’s first novel, Rocannon’s World. The final product doesn’t share a lot with that piece of early SF, but I began by wanting to evoke some of the same sense of a lone explorer overawed by an alien landscape. As far as where the cetaliths came from, I’m always …