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Talking to Public Radio about a Story on Curious Fictions

By James Van Pelt
May 28, 2020 · 174 words · 1 minute

LATE NIGHT

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From the author: Author James Van Pelt talks to Colorado Public Radio about writing science fiction about a pandemic, twenty years before today's events.


NPR and Colorado Public Radio wanted to talk to a science fiction writer about our current situation, and because I'd written an apocalyptic plague novel, SUMMER OF THE APOCALYPSE, they called me. I suggested that a short story I'd written, "Friday, After the Game," which is posted here at Curious Fictions, was a more relevant story, so that's what we talked about.

They will link to my story from the CPR website, so I changed it back to "free." It seemed too mercenary to me to tease the story on CPR and then direct them to a place where I was charging for it.

I asked them also to thank Curious Fictions for hosting the story. Hopefully some of the listeners will discover authors they like here.

If you are interested in my part of the broadcast, it starts at the 10:35 mark, and goes for 25 minutes.

Here is the link to the article: May 28, 2020: Federal Aid Flows To Hospitals; Via Netflix, ‘Space Force’ Lands In Colorado


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