In this episode I chat to author Tade Thompson about creating worlds, unsympathetic protagonists and the ‘killable other’.

Tade Thompson is the author of ROSEWATER, a near-future SF novel set in Nigeria. We have a great conversation about the roots of his writing in the visual medium of comics, why we’re driven to create for ourselves, the uncomfortable truths that lie within us and the art of making the deeply weird feel real.

This is a great episode to listen to if you want to know:
– how can I make my science fiction feel plausible?
– should my narrator or protagonist be likeable?
– where is science fiction headed?

Here’s Tade Thompson’s novel, ROSEWATER.

And here’s SAGA Vol 1, which he recommends.

Here’s my novel, THE HONOURS, that I’d love you to buy.

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