Author, teacher, and Lone Star State original Arianne "Tex" Thompson joins our discussion.
(00:00) A smart house outlasts humanity in Ray Bradbury's 1950 short story "There Will Come Soft Rains."
(24:05) Longswords and lockpicks! Poisons and ponies! Tex describes these and other hands-on experiences at the annual Writers in the Field event in Dallas.
(40:55) Spoiler-free recommendations: "Speech Sounds," Assassin's Apprentice, Junction
Thanks to Tijana Stojković for reciting the poem by Sara Teasdale.
- "There Will Come Soft Rains" 1984 animated short by Tulyakhodzayev
- Arianne "Tex" Thompson's author website, The Tex Files
- Writers in the Field