Friends who are familiar with my writing know that some themes tend to come up again and again in my stories. Two such themes are family and memory.
I decided to dig around on the topic of why I find human memory so fascinating in this blog post that appeared in Analog’s blog, The Astounding Analog Companion. It was published as a companion piece to my story “Recollection” which is part of the Analog March/April 2021 issue.
Another piece, which I reference in the essay, that deals with both family and memory is my short story “Inheritance” (EscapePod, Oct 2019). A third piece, which has yet to find a publisher, but which also deals with family and memory is titled “Remembrance in Cerulean”–it involves submarines and aquatic sea aliens. I hope to be able to share that one with you soon, too!
In the meantime, here’s the essay on memory! I hope you enjoy it!