Episode 19b: Interview with Ellen Klages

Interview with Ellen Klages

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast – Episode 19b

A series of interviews with authors of historically-based fiction featuring queer women.

In this episode we talk about

  • The long incubation for the ideas that became Passing Strange
  • Lesbian culture in mid-century San Francisco and the San Francisco World’s Fair on Treasure Island
  • The hidden interconnectedness of Ellen’s novels
  • The love of historic objects and texts
  • Historical fiction as “time travel” for the reader

Publications mentioned:

  • Passing Strange (tor.com, for signed copies: Borderlands Books, Amazon)
  • “Caligo Lane” (originally published in Subterranean Online, Winter 2014, available in the collection Wicked Wonders Tachyon Publications, 2017, Amazon)
  • “Hey Presto” (originally published in the anthology Fearsome Magics by Jonathan Strahan, 2014, available in the collection Wicked Wonders Tachyon Publications, 2017, Amazon)
  • The Green Glass Sea (Viking Children’s Books, 2006, Amazon)
  • “Time Gypsy” (originally published in Bending the Landscape: Science Fiction, edited by Nicola Griffith and Stephen Pagel (Overlook Press, 1999), also available in the collection Portable Childhoods Tachyon Publications, 2007, Amazon)

More info

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No transcript is available for this episode.