Strange Horizons Interviews Capclave Guest of Honor Catherynne M. Valente

Photo of Catherynne M. ValenteMythpunk: An Interview with Catherynne M. Valente By JoSelle Vanderhooft

Since its coining in 2006 by author Catherynne M. Valente, the term “mythpunk” has been used among an ever-growing number of fantasy readers to describe speculative fiction and poetry that melds elements of myths, folk tales, and fairy tales with postmodern literary techniques and, quite often, feminist and multicultural perspectives. In this first of our four part series about mythpunk literature’s history and future, Strange Horizons sat down with Valente to discuss what inspired her to call this movement mythpunk, her favorite mythpunk authors, and mythpunk’s relationship to the works of J. R. R. Tolkien.

Read the full interview on Strange Horizon’s website.

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