Fantastic Transmissions

Episode 008 - Grass Dancer

May 8, 2018

Episode 8 of Fantastic Transmissions is about Grass Dancer by Owl Goingback. Grass Dancer, a Nebula nominee, weaves a Vietnam war story with American Indian myth and legend. I discuss the craft of the story itself, as well as some background on American Indian soldiers in Vietnam. I also explain why this story first appeared in, of all things, an anthology of King Arthur stories.

The intro music is sampled from Clyde Borly and His Percussions, off the album "Music in Five Dimensions." The rest of the music in the podcast was created by Blue Dot Sessions. Their work can be found on the Free Music Archive under a Non-Commercial Attribution License. You can also find all their tracks at

References and a complete transcript, as well as links to my other projects, can be found at my blog, Off Michael's Bookshelf