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Raena’s Foremothers: Leia Organa

It wasn’t until I started writing these essays teasing out the influences behind my space opera trilogy that I even considered the large shadow cast by Princess Leia. At first, I thought Leia’s chief impact on Raena’s story was the torture scene … Continue reading

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Raena’s Foremothers: Martha Allard

One of the things I wanted to look at in The Dangerous Type and its sequels was the idea of female friendship.  I wanted to capture how women change and grow together over the years. The model for the friendship … Continue reading

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Raena’s Foremothers: Zoe Washburne

I didn’t watch Firefly when it was initially broadcast.  I sat down and watched maybe half of “The Train Job,” but the corny accents and all the talking turned me off.  Besides, it had come highly recommended by a friend … Continue reading

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Raena’s Foremothers: Doctor Cyn Sharpe

One of the biggest influences on Raena Zacari is a character developed by my friend Martha Allard.  She’s the creator of Doctor Cyn Sharpe, a human medic who got caught up in the War against the Empire. In the canon, … Continue reading

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Raena’s Foremothers: Molly Millions

I read Neuromancer in 1986, the summer I went to Clarion. The book was a couple of years old by then, but everyone was still talking about it. Those were the days before laptops, when not every writer brought a computer to … Continue reading

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