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There’s always been one question I’ve asked in my author interviews that gives some of the most interesting and enlightening answers, so this week’s MInd Meld question is:
Q: What book, or books, would you love to read and experience again for the first time, and why?
Here’s what our panelists had to say…
New Zealand born fantasy writer and podcaster Philippa (Pip) Ballantine
is the author of the Books of the Order
and the Shifted World
series. She is also the co-author with her husband Tee Morris of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences
novels. Her awards include an Airship, a Parsec, the Steampunk Chronicle Reader’s Choice, and a Sir Julius Vogel. She currently resides in Manassas, Virginia with her husband, daughter, and a furry clowder of cats.
I wish I could read again for the first time, Wild Seed by Octavia Butler.
It was a story that was so full of the beauty of the other, and spread over such a huge expanse of time and the globe itself. It opened my eyes to so many things, and it struck me very deeply. I was able to think beyond my little space as a teenager in New Zealand, and experience something much, much wider. I would love to feel that wonder again.
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