Author Ian Tregillis Is Here To Talk To You About The Mechanical

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In May, the io9 book club read The Mechanical by Ian Tregillis. Today, from 12:30 - 1:30 pm (Pacific time), he’ll be here to answer your questions about mixing technology and magic in fiction, alternate histories, and anything else you want to know.


Start asking your questions in the comments section right now and he’ll answer as many as he can while he’s here. Please be polite!


Want to find out more about the io9 book club? You can check out our past meetings here. This month, we’ll be reading Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.

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Charlie Jane Anders

What made you want to wrap in Spinoza’s ideas about free will into this story? How did you stumble on the real-life backstory about Spinoza and Huygens — and what came first, you finding that real-life material, or you coming up with this alternate history?