THE END HAS COME Author Interview: Carrie Vaughn, author of “Bannerless”

Carrie Vaughn, author of “Bannerless,” discusses the background of her story in this exclusive interview featured on A Dribble of Ink:

What was the seed for “Bannerless”?

“Bannerless” is something of a prequel to an earlier story of mine, “Amaryllis,” which was nominated for a Hugo in 2011. In almost the first line of “Amaryllis,” the narrator wonders about her mother and why would have tried to go through with an unauthorized pregnancy. “Bannerless” is the answer to that question. I’ve been wanting to tackle this story for a long time, based on the premise that the answer isn’t what anyone would have expected.

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