StarShipSofa No 361 Adrian Tchaikovsky/Ian Watson

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Interview: Assistant Editor for StarShipSofa Jeremy Szal 02:00

Main Fiction: “The Mouse Ran Down” by Adrian Tchaikovsky 20:50

Adrian Tchaikovsky is the author of the acclaimed Shadows of the Apt fantasy series, from the first volume, Empire In Black and Gold in 2008 to the final book, Seal of the Worm, in 2014, with a new series and a standalone science fiction novel scheduled for 2015. He has been nominated for the David Gemmell Legend Award and a British Fantasy Society Award. In civilian life he is a lawyer, gamer and amateur entolomogist.

“Do you dream of mammoths?” a talk-show host once asked me. I knew not to give him my first choice of answer; that would have enlightened his audience over the course of three and a half hours — so long as they had the basic grounding in biosciences required to understand it. I...

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