Rupetta is an under-appreciated historical SF novel about a clockwork woman & the human women through history who act as her caretakers. It won the James Tiptree, Jr. award in 2013, and was recently re-published in ebook format.
Charlotte & Adrian discuss the publishing history of the book, Sulway's other works, historiography, folk tales, and the metaphors by which we understand consciousness.
Works & links mentioned include:
* An interview with Sulway about one of the folk histories that inspired Rupetta
* Another interview on other influences
* The Jaquet-Droz automota in Neuchatel, Switzerland
* Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang
* Exhalation by Ted Chiang
* Tender: Stories by Sophia Samatar
* Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
* Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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