Tremontaine, a serial fiction project set in the world of Ellen Kushner’s Swordspoint, is coming to the end. Racheline Maltese of the Tremontaine Creative Team gives her thoughts and reflections.
After four seasons, Tremontaine, a serial fiction project set in the world of Ellen Kushner’s Swordspoint, is coming to the end. As someone who has worked on it since the beginning, since before it was even definitely a real thing, this is filled with feelings both of sadness and success.
While serialized narratives in the U.S. are often framed as lasting as long as an audience is available – what season is Law & Order currently on? – like many nerds, I watch a lot of British television, where shows are far more often designed as finite. Getting to the end really only means a story has lived a good life as great fiction. For Tremontaine, getting to the end was always inevitable because from the very start it had a built-in deadline. [Read more…]