Sunday, December 19, 2010

Author Spotlight - Kristine Kathryn Rusch

"This story, while short, packs a horrific punch. Where did you get the idea?

A lot of what I write is about the horrors of war. I became a history major just after Vietnam to understand why humans went to war in the first place. I never really did figure that out, but it led to a lifelong obsession. This is a companion story to my tale, “Elites,” which I wrote just after I finished a mystery novel set in 1969 that dealt with Vietnam. (The novel is War at Home, which I published as Kris Nelscott.) “Elites” deals with PTSD. But I got to thinking about the women who couldn’t be rehabilitated. What happened to them in this future world? And with that, I came up with “The Observer.”"

3.5 out of 5