This is in the “hey, wanna get really discouraged about the state of the publishing industry” class of books.
We promised we would, so here it is: the book that spent a stunning two weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list despite having a decades-old fanbase, by the novelist who don’t need no editor but does have cease & desist letters if you write fanfic, we bring you: the Tale of the Madoka Bird Aliens and the Clone People andalsoohyeahsomevampiresiguess.
CONTENT WARNING for discussion of sexual assault, racism, sexism, and TERFiness. Y’know, Anne Rice stuff. Minimal sexualization of teens though! cause none of those characters are in this one.
1:00 Specialty Drink
3:00 Lestat and Louis
9:00 The Source of All Vampires
13:00 Lestat and Autonomy
16:00 The Standalone This Started As
21:00 Madoka Bird Aliens
25:00 The Replimoids
29:00 Framing and Storytelling
34:00 Amel: Maker of Sociopaths
39:00 As a Sequel
41:00 Analyzing the Prose
44:00 Gender Shit and Gabrielle
49:00 How Do Conflict
53:00 Louis is So Tired
59:00 Failures in Mad Science