GGG#9: Carrie Vaughn
Episode 9 << Click to Listen
Carrie Vaughn, author of the bestselling Kitty Norville series, joins us to talk about werewolves, heroines, Wild Cards, and other things.
Panel Topic: Vampires and Werewolves
Please like us on Facebook.
0:00 Introduction by Tor.com
0:37 Dave and John introduce the show
Interview: Carrie Vaughn
01:49 Interview begins
02:03 Ray Bradbury and the taste of shoes
03:40 Kitty Norville’s emergence in short fiction, and how Carrie accidentally became a novelist
06:29 A werewolf named Kitty
08:02 Exploring political themes through judicious use of snark
09:00 Dr. Laura just doesn’t have the experience for this sort of thing
09:35 Guns and horses: Carrie knows one of these very well
11:14 Carrie knows what’s up: Unicorn fiction! Read her short story “A Hunter’s Ode to His Bait”
12:35 Carrie weighs in on Twilight and tells us about her new YA book Voices of Dragons
13:56 More on Voices of Dragons: dragons, rock-climbing, jet fighters and boyfriend trouble!
14:42 About the Odyssey Writers Workshop and grad school
18:04 On university creative writing courses
19:41 Working on George R.R. Martin’s Wild Cards series
21:47 The resemblance between Carrie and Kitty, and the art of Craig White
22:32 Carrie helps John with his werewolf troubles, and explains how Kitty became a romance character
24:31 Kitty’s future
25:35 Judging the series by the ending
26:59 Lois McMaster Bujold’s books as an example of how to do a series right
27:43 Who’s not worthy? On being blurbed by Gene Wolf
28:45 What’s coming up for Carrie: Voices of Dragons in March,Kitty Goes to War late June or early July, Discord’s Apple, a short story in the Warriors anthology from Tor, and Realms of Fantasy has her short story “Just Another Word”
30:19 End of interview
Dave and John talk about vampirism and lycanthropy
30:19 Knowing there’s something to fear
32:26 The most famous vampire of all and the red-headed Irish theater manager who created him
36:40 Different takes on the vampire mythology, and some of John and Dave’s early vampiric memories
46:11 The Impaler documentary, and what’s scarier: vampires, or people who think they are vampires?
47:56 Rules for vampires and other horrors, and the zombie vs. vampire battle over I Am Legend
49:42 Werewolves, David Wellington’s Frostbite, the great Horror Trifecta, and universes in which they’re all real
52:32 Some of Dave and John’s favorites: “Gestella” by Susan Palwick, found in the Starlight 3 anthology; George R.R. Martin’s “The Skin Trade,” and “In the Lost Lands” which will appear in John’s The Way of the Wizard anthology
54:21 The upcoming Ekatarina Sedia anthology Running With the Pack; some favorites from John’s anthology By Blood We Live, and short film Treevenge. The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fictionhas “Blue Fire” by Bruce McAllister
01:01:28 Show wrap-up
Next week: Tom Rogers, author of Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics
Thanks for listening!