The Inner Lives Of Sci-Fi Fans

What makes sci-fi fans tick? Miriam Seidel’s debut novel, The Speed Of Clouds. Reveals the inner lives of fans, their passionate connection to imagined worlds. The joys of cosplay, and the bonding rituals that bring them together at meetings and Cons. Mindy Vogel, the novel’s main character, is a young woman with spina bifida, getting around in a wheelchair, living with her mother. And she runs a fanzine. On the inside, she lives a parallel life as Skylog officer Kat Wanderer, traveling star systems while carrying on a romance with Roi, a strangely compelling cyborg. A comfortable life for Mindy as far as it goes. But when she loses control of her fan club, she’s propelled on a journey into a different, scarier fan subculture, where she ultimately finds relationships that expand her mind and heart. Longtime sci-fi fan, Miriam Seidel joins Norman B to talk in-depth about The Speed Of Clouds.

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