Today’s podcast is the last of those I recorded at the World Fantasy Convention in San Diego 2011. Marie Brennan and Kari Sperring sit down to discuss the point that “History is not a theme park!” Both being trained in history, their discussion ranges across the practice of history, source texts both fictional and non-, inspiration, putting the fantasy bits in, and much else. In the end I’m afraid that I had to call a (what felt like a premature) end to the proceedings, simply to keep the download size reasonable. They could easily have continued being fascinating for another hour or two.
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