Speculative Fiction Cantina with Keith Rosson and John Murphy
Speculative Fiction Cantina: your weekly hypodermic injection of science fiction, fantasy, horror, alternate history, steampunk, cyberpunk, and things weird and wonderful in the world of books and writers. We ask authors the hard questions. You’ll hear from writers who bend the rules and drive the narrative. Join S. Evan Townsend on this journey over the rainbow and through the looking glass. And remember to take the red pill.
The Mercy of the Tide
“Torch Songs” (short story)
“Forgive Me This” (short story)
About S. Evan Townsend
S. Evan Townsend has been called “America’s Unique Speculative Fiction Voice.” In the literary tradition of Robert Heinlein, Townsend is a builder of worlds – fantastic yet familiar, slightly off-kilter worlds, filled with characters and storylines that breathe new life into the genre that is speculative fiction.
Today’s reader has many options – fantasy, fiction, historical fiction, urban fantasy – the list is endless. Yet all have one thing in common; they begin in fiction and end in fiction. S. Evan Townsend’s approach is to begin in the real world – everyday reality – and then to twist that reality, heat it up a bit, spin it and mold it seamlessly into fiction. The dividing lines between what is real and what is fictional become blurred. If innovative speculative fiction is an art form, S. Evan Townsend is a master of that art.
Townsend’s writings are heavily researched to ensure both historic and scientific accuracy. All of his works offer captivating tales of fun adventure, wrapped tightly around a solid iron core of fact and accuracy.