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The Metaworker Podcast – Boy, Deer, Chair by Sam Asher

Episode Description:

Matthew, Elena, Marina, and Mel talk with Sam Asher about his beautifully strange story Boy, Deer, Chair. We discuss symbolism, inherited trauma, pantsers vs. plotters, and imposter syndrome. 

Referenced in this episode: 

Boy, Deer, Chair by Sam Asher on The Metaworker website

Chelsea Sutton – author recommended by Sam

Karen Joy Fowler – author recommended by Sam

Blackfish City by Sam Miller

Clarion Writers Workshop


Trans authors

Literary Magazines:


Fiyah LitMag


Apex Magazine

Strange Horizons

Uncanny Magazine

Mid-American Review

Author Bio:

Sam Asher is an alcoholic born and partly raised in the Middle-East, now living in New York. He loves translating English -language fiction into Arabic, and being terrible at social media. Find his work in Amazing Stories, Daily SF, and the Gateway Review.

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