This week we’re discussing a short story by Kelly Ramsey, “First Citizen of Mars,” in which the narrator is the first person flown to Mars by Elon Musk. Actually the story is about all sorts of things, and the Elon Musk bit is really just a jumping-off point. We talk about how fiction can use real people–or well-known fictional characters–in interesting ways. We also take a visit to Yahoo Answers to help some people out with their writing and publishing-related questions, and Tom takes a deep dive into that “what if the Beatles never existed” movie that probably none of us has seen.
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