Alexandra Duncan

Science Fiction. Fantasy. Feminism.


My friend Max Cooper, who takes amazing atmospheric photos detailing life in the cities and forgotten places of North Carolina's Appalachian mountains, has interviewed me for his blog, A Dark Topography.

Max is one of the most interesting people I know, and my go-to contact in the case of Zombie Apocalypse. He's also one of the few people I've met who I would call a natural storyteller -- believe me, you would want him around your campfire, not only because he could tell a mean ghost story, but because he would probably come armed against said zombie attacks (or more likely, bears).  His blog is a mix of fascinating photographs, essays, and stories, often capturing the stark beauty of everyday life in unexpected places. Here is a person who can take photos aboard a cruise ship and make them look mysterious.

So, when Max asked if he could interview me earlier this year, I was genuinely excited. I knew he would come up with some thoughtful, unusual questions, and I wasn't disappointed. He also took a great photo of me that makes me look like I'm about to turn someone into a toad, and even more impressive to my mind, he managed to capture the view from my office window in the same shot. (And in case you were wondering, I have been informed by my sisters that, yes, my hair really does look that crazy in real life.) I don't think I was a very good subject, but Max is a professional, and managed to make something dramatic out of me and my office anyway.

If you'd like to read the interview, head on over to his blog. Like me, you might soon find yourself addicted to his musings on life, art, and the danger inherent in both.

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