Bodily Autonomy in the Murderbot Diaries: Martha Wells Interviews Herself and ART

Welcome, dear reader, to our newest F(r)iction feature: In World Interview. Today, NYT bestselling author, Martha Wells, is joined by two of her favorite characters to discuss the topic of Bodies. Take it away, Martha . . . I’m Martha Wells, the author of the science fiction book series The Murderbot Diaries. The main character, Murderbot, is a…

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Martha Wells

Martha Wells has been a science fiction and fantasy author since her first novel was published in 1993. Her work includes The Books of the Raksura series, The Murderbot Diaries series, as well as short fiction and nonfiction. She has won Nebula Awards, Hugo Awards, Locus Awards, and an American Library Association/YALSA Alex Award. Her work has also appeared on the Philip K. Dick Award ballot, the British Science Fiction Association Award ballot, the USA Today Bestseller List, and the New York Times Bestseller List, and has been translated into twenty-four languages.

Bradley Clayton

Bradley Clayton is an illustrator living in Brooklyn. He lives with his cat and makes comics. He most enjoys drawing spooky things and women in mid- century fashions. Things he will make time in his day to talk about: Glenn Close’s Cruella made some valid points, Sabrina Spellman is one of the most interesting onscreen antagonists in years, and conspiracy theories. The weirder, the better. Featured Artwork: "The Body Eccentric" and “Bodily Autonomy in the Murderbot Diaries: Martha Wells Interviews Herself and ART”

First Featured In: No. 20, winter 2023

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