SF Crossing the Gulf (Episode 4): Discussion of Erna Brodber’s “The Rainmaker’s Mistake”

In this episode we discuss The Rainmaker’s Mistake by Jamaican author and sociologist Erna Brodber.

Karen Lord recommends that you also listen to this short (15 minute) reading and interview with the author.

The Rainmaker’s Mistake isn’t classically science fictional, and definitely not magical realism. It is slipstream in the mode that should be perfectly comfortable with any and all who love fiction by folks like Kelly Link, Jeffrey Ford and Theodora Goss.

The next episode will feature a coherent and context-filled discussion of five short stories by Greg Egan:

One thought on “SF Crossing the Gulf (Episode 4): Discussion of Erna Brodber’s “The Rainmaker’s Mistake””

  1. Okay, I’m in love with you both now. I’m actually writing about Brodber for my PhD dissertation (well, her and about 10 other Caribbean writers, including Ms. Lord, Nalo Hopkinson, Tobias S. Buckell, and a lot of other non-genre writers like Rhys, C. L. R. James, Mittelholzer, Gilroy, Naipaul, etc.).

    So I’m both in love with this particular episode and totally jealous that I’m not a part of it. You both rock!

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