James and Ashley Stay at Home: 16 | Living in different universes with Ada Palmer, author and historian

James and Ashley interview Ada Palmer, historian, composer and author of the ‘Terra Ignota’ sci-fi/fantasy book series. In it, they discuss Ada’s astonishing body of work and how she’s managed to achieve it while managing a number of invisible illnesses. They also explore the impact of COVID-19 on research, the relationship between identity and disability and why the renaissance wasn’t actually a great time to be alive… Find out more about Ada, her work and her writing on her

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