Somaiya Daud, debut author of YA sci-fi book Mirage, was the very first author I ever interviewed for First Draft Podcast. We had a lot to catch up on since then, so listen now to hear about Somaiya’s bumpy path to publication that ultimately had a happy ending.
LINKS AND TOPICS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
Somaiya’s dissertation is on Historiography and Translation Theory
Sarah grafts what Somaiya’s is studying onto her love for Star Wars (Film)
Somaiya and her former agent were approached by Alloy Entertainment for Mirage as a project
Somaiya Daud on The Poetry Vlog where she talked about how Science Fiction is studied academically versus how it is perceived in pop culture
Provincializing Europe by Dipesh Chakrabarty, talks about the ways in which Europe’s idea of modernization was in part built on the idea that the rest of the world was caught in a historical waiting land
Ex Machina (film)
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