Tales from the Trunk


Episode 32: Freya Marske - ”One Version of Yourself, at the Speed of Light”

This time around, I'm joined by multiply-Hugo-nominated podcaster and author of the forthcoming novel, A Marvellous Light, Freya Marske (@freyamarske), thus completing the prophecy. Freya reads an excerpt of her story, "One Version of Yourself, at the Speed of Light," which leads us into a great discussion about using our day-job-expertise in our writing, the end of Be the Serpent, a hot take about historical fiction, and of course a lot of talk about fanfic.


Things we mention in this episode:

Be the Serpent 

Alexandra Rowland 

Jennifer "Macey" Mace 


The Kingston Cycle, by C. L. Polk

Edwardian England 

World War One 

The Hugo Awards 


My episode being interviewed by Sharon Hsu 

The Archive of Our Own (AO3) 

Kudos (AO3)


Crack fic 


Five things fic 

Brooklyn Nine-Nine 

Ninefox Gambit, the first book of The Machineries of Empire series, by Yoon Ha Lee

A Memory Called Empire, by Arkady Martine

Battlestar Galactica 


Ted Lasso 

Summer Sons, by Lee Mandello

Dark academia 

Friends at the Table (specifically Sangfielle, their current season)


Annihilation, by Jeff VanderMeer

Seducing the Sorcerer, by Lee Welch

Howl's Moving Castle, by Diana Wynne Jones

The works of T. Kingfisher 

Freya's insta and website 

The Marvel Cinematic Universe 

Infinity Stones 


Join us again next month, when my guests will be Merc Fenn Wolfmoor and Nina Niskanen!


Shelter in Place 19: Rem Wigmore - Foxhunt

This time around, to open out our unintentional Oceana month, I'm joined by the delightful Rem Wigmore (@faewriter), whose novel, Foxhunt, is available now, wherever you get your books, from Queen of Swords Press. They read us a slightly-spoiler-y excerpt of the book (you can skip ahead 11:40 from the start of the reading if you'd rather not be spoiled) that leads us into some great conversation about banter, taking the piss, and how mythology might survive into the future.


Things we mention in this episode:

Hades (game)

Orpheus and Eurydice 

The Realm of the Elderlings series, by Robin Hobb

These Violent Delights, by Chloe Gong

Butcherbird, by Cassie Hart

Riverwitch, by Rem Wigmore

The Contemporary Witchy Fiction project

The Waikato River 

Rem's website 


Join us again on the 15th of October, when my guest will be Freya Marske!

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