Episode 156 – Interview with Stina Leicht

A pencil, a ball point pen, and a quill each holding a drink and floating in the number 100 with the title Writers Drinking Coffee below

Stina is a Crawford & Astounding Award finalist, a fierce feminist, and a fantasy and science fiction author with descriptive tags that roam from pirates to space opera. From gender altered reinterpretation of the Seven Samurai tropes to some of the most entertaining short stories, she talks about the importance of representation, snappy dialogue, and a bit of humor to move the plot along.

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/stina.leicht
Twitter – https://twitter.com/StinaLeicht

Her latest book – Persephone Station
Other short stories:

Mentions from Episode 156:

Ian McDonald
Adrian McKinty
How to Engineer a Self-rescuing Princess
Git the Princess
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream
The Magnificent Seven – the remake lacks women – like Mars?
My Cousin Vinny
Chris Hemsworth, secretary
Kate Elliott’s Jaran
Elizabeth Moon and her many Feisty heroines
Elizabeth Lynn
Stina’s ISFDB entry and tags
Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Hi Javi! Jeannie totally adores your work!)
Petition to continue Cowboy Bebop – sign it today!
Chaz’ Dead of Light
Sarah Painter’s Crow Investigation series
That discussion of the heroine’s journey (with R.B. Lemberg)
From Hell’s heart I stab at thee” quote – Herman Melville
That Helen Keller book
Joan Aiken