The Most Dangerous Newsletter
Rite Gud
Touch Grass

Touch Grass

(Transcript here.)

A sense of place can ground your story, or create a mood, or give it something really unique. Unfortunately, in an era in which we are all way too online, it’s easy to neglect this, and stick our characters in a weird featureless void. So how can we escape the set design from THX-1138? One way is by engaging with nature. Here to talk about it is Ashely Adams.

Recommended Reading:

  • Annie Dillard “Total Eclipse”

  • Aldo Leopold Sand County Almanac

  • Ursula K. Le Guin

  • Jeff Vandermeer

  • Andrew F. Sullivan The Marigold, Waste

  • Robin Wall Kimmerer

  • Octavia Butler’s Parable books

  • Beowulf (no really)

  • Gwendolyn Kiste, The Rust Maidens

  • Nicole Walker,” Microclimates Lower Sonoran

  • Brooke Bolander The Only Harmless Great Thing

  • Rachel Carson

  • John Brunner The Sheep Look Up

  • Anne McCaffrey’s Pern Series

  • Wayne Barlowe’s Expedition

  • Peter Matthiessen The Snow Leopard

  • Flyway

  • Ecotone

  • Aimee Nezhukumatathil “The Soils I Have Eaten”

  • Caitlin Horrocks “The Sleep”

  • BK Loren Animal Mineral Radical

  • Sherwin Bitsui Flood Song

  • Ernestine Hayes “Winter in Lingit Brings Magpies and Ravens”

  • John D’Agata About a Mountain

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