Tales from the Trunk


Episode 15: Annalee Flower Horne - “Diamonds in the Sky”

For this month's episode, we're joined by Annalee Flower Horne (@LeeFlower). They read the first chapter of their trunked novel, Diamonds in the Sky, and we talk about Esperanto-speaking space-Quakers, source control management, representation, appropriation, mental health, and test-driven development.

A transcript of the episode, provided by D. H. Dunn, is available here.

Things we mention this episode:


"Seven Things Cadet Blanchard Learned from the Trade Summit Incident," by Annalee Flower Horne, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, July/Aug 2014 issue

Mary Robinette Kowal 

Star Trek 



The Dazzle of Day, by Molly Goss

Quaker process 

Occupy Wall Street 

Mass Effect 2 

Civil Air Patrol 

Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria 

Carborundorum > /dev/null,” by Annalee Flower Horne, Fireside Quarterly, July 2018

Test-driven development 

"The Great Divide," Avatar: the Last Airbender season 1, episode 11

Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell

Mary Sue 

Star Wars 




The MICE Quotient 

"it me, ur smol," by Merc Fenn Wolfmoor

it me, ur smol (Twitter bot)

The Bias 


Join us again on Friday, June 5th, for our Pride in Place special!


Shelter in Place 2: “New Horse Thing”

Joining me live in studio for this month's Shelter in Place special is my spouse, Elizabeth! We revisit the original concept for this show with some excerpts from her story "Horse Story," and talk race-consciousness, pin-gays, and representation.
Join us again on Friday, May 15th, Annalee Flower Horne will be on the show!
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