CROSSROADS: Diving into Spy Fiction
Another Thursday has dawned, and that means it’s time for my weekly Crossroads post over at Amazing Stories.
Continuing this month’s exploration of espionage fiction and the ways it intersects (or fails to) with speculative fiction, this week I take a deep dive into the narrative techniques and thematic focus characteristic of spy fiction from the last century.
From William Le Queux and the pre-WWI British invasion stories down to today’s work by Daniel Silva et al, I discuss how these authors build their worlds, play off their reader’s pre-existing apprehensions, and how they generally approach their stories and themes. I hope you stop by!
Crossroads: Society, World-building, and Estrangement in Spy Fiction