Author Playlists

Theodore McCombs’s Playlist for His Story Collection “Uranians”

“The progression of stories in Uranians works as an argument about queerness’s place in the world: they move from anxiety and disorientation to a hard-won utopian confidence, with each successive story’s protagonist getting a little further down the path. I’ve structured this playlist to track that same progression, as well as to offer a sense of the core emotional experiences undergirding the high-concept speculative forays into parallel universes and evil chatbots.”