Monday, September 2, 2019

Reading Tomorrow! NYC! With Exclamation Marks!

I'll be reading from my new novel, The Iron Dragon's Mother,  tomorrow at The Brtookly Commons. Also there to read from his work will be Gregory Feeley. Either one of us would be enough to make the evening worthwhile. (He said modestly.) So I see no reason for you not to attend.

Provided you live close by enough to do, that is.

Here are the deets:

September 3, 2019

7:00 p.m.

The Brooklyn Commons
388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

I look forward to seeing you there.

And in the ongoing series of plot diagrams . . .

First of all, Faerie has three hemispheres. This is canonical. I was trying to visualize it at the top of the page.

On the bottom of the page, technically speaking, is a cladogram. Which means that I was feeling a bit puckish when I drew it. So I started with Language, from which derived Un-Truth, from which derived Deliberate Entertainment, which gave birth to Fantasy and Mimesis. 

Some would disagree with my construction of the cladogram, of course. But they would be wrong.



Lars said...

I'm vary pleased to see your cladogram, but must ask, what shared derived characters did you use to derive it?

Michael Swanwick said...

Um... language, factuality, intention. It's not a rigorous cladogram. Just a passing joke, really.

Lars said...

I was pulling your leg.
Actually those are perfectly good characters. After all, cladograms are always hypotheses.

Michael Swanwick said...

Someday I will dig out a book on constructing cladograms which is SOMEwhere in this house and construct an essay-and-cladogram explaining all literature. Those who get the joke will laugh.

Lars said...

Indeed we will, with the self-satisfied air of those in the know.
Looking forward to it.