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.

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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!

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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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DISCUSSION

charliejane
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?