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Author Query – Carrie Patel

carriepatel-theburiedlifeOne of this summer’s titles from Angry Robot is Carrie Patel’s debut The Buried Life. Though the synopsis read more like a steampunkish crime novel, Angry Robot dubbed it science fantasy and it intrigued me enough to really want to dig into the story. I also wanted to ask Carrie some questions, to which she gracefully agreed. You can find her answers below. If you’d like to see more of Carrie talking about her book and and writing itself, check out this third Angry Robot Live vidcast with Carrie, Chuck Wendig, Anne Lyle, and Adam Christopher, moderated by Mike R. Underwood. But first, Carrie’s answers to my questions!  Continue reading »

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Author Query – Gail Z. Martin

gailzmartin-deadlycuriosityGail Z. Martin was an author whose works have been on my radar for years, but I’d never actually read any of her work until I read and reviewed Jonathan Oliver’s anthology Magic two years ago. Her story Buttons in that anthology charmed me beyond measure and I even speculated about the chances of Martin writing a novel set in this universe. Thus I was rather pleased when Solaris announced they’d be publishing Deadly Curiosities, the first novel set in the world of Buttons. I’ll be reviewing the novel later in the week, but today Gail Z. Martin drops by the blog for an Author Query.  Continue reading »

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Author Query – Mark Charan Newton

markcharannewton-drakenfeldThis week sees the paperback release of Mark Charan Newton’s Drakenfeld, which I am just in the middle of reading and enjoying very much. It also creates the perfect opportunity to catch up on Lucan Drakenfeld’s first adventure in preparation for his second outing in Retribution later this year. In honour of Drakenfeld’s paperback release I got to ask Mark Charan Newton some questions, which I’m sharing with you today. Keep an eye out for my review of Drakenfeld later in the week!   Continue reading »

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Author Query – Corinne Duyvis

corinneduyvis-otherboundIt’s not that often that I run across a Dutch author writing SFF in English. Yes, there’s Thomas Olde Heuvelt, who is twice nominated for a Hugo in the Short Story category, but as far as I’m aware, he writes in Dutch and his work is then translated. So discovering Corinne Duyvis and her debut novel Otherbound was very exciting. I started following Corinne on Twitter and when she mentioned working on organising her blog tour I subtly wheedled bluntly elbowed myself onto her list. Corinne was kind enough to agree to an interview, which you can find below. Check back tomorrow for a review of Otherbound!

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Author Query – Aidan Harte

aidanharte-ireniconLast April Jo Fletcher Books published the last book, Spira Mirabilis, in Aidan Harte’s The Wave series and published the first one, Irenicon, in the US. The Wave is a series which I’ve heard much praise for, but unfortunately haven’t (yet) read myself, though I do have Irenicon on my TBR-pile. However, having heard so much good things about the series, and being curious about Aidan’s dual career as a sculptor and a writer, I asked Aidan for an Author Query. He sent me back some awesome answers. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

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Author Query – Snorri Kristjansson

snorrikristjansson-bloodwillfollowSnorri Kristjansson’s Swords of Good Men was one of my favourite books last year and also one of two that Wiebe loved as much as I did. It’s a raging, berserk Viking novel, but I loved it to pieces and I couldn’t wait to read the sequel Blood Will Follow. While in Brighton, I was also fortunate enough to meet Snorri in person and he was very lovely and gracious, and patiently listened to Wiebe and I waffling on about how much we liked his book. Today is the publication day for Blood Will Follow and I’m so pleased to be able to bring you an interview with Snorri. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for my review of the book!  Continue reading »

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Author Query – Helen Grant [Blog Tour]

helengrant-demonsofghentIt’s no secret I love Helen Grant’s writing. Ever since the lovely Liz de Jager gave me Helen’s The Glass Demon for Christmas, I’ve been an avid fan and have read all of her published YA books. So when Helen approached me about being part of her blog tour for her latest novel, Demons of Ghent, I immediately started thinking of interview questions to ask her. So much to ask! However. I behaved and only sent her about ten questions, the answers to which you can find below.  Continue reading »

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Author Query – Clifford Beal

cliffordbeal-ravensbanquetLast year I really enjoyed Gideon’s Angel, Clifford Beal’s first novel with Solaris. It was a swashbuckling historical fantasy that pushed all the right buttons for me. I was also fortunate enough to meet and chat with Clifford at World Fantasy in Brighton. Thus, when his prequel to Gideon’s Angel called Raven’s Banquet was released just when I was doing a month focused on historical fiction, I knew I had to ask him for an interview. Clifford graciously agreed and today I get to share the results with you. I hope you enjoy them and look for a review of the book soon.  Continue reading »

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Author Query – Graham Edwards

grahamedwards-talusandthefrozenkingLast March I reviewed Graham Edwards’ Talus and the Frozen King, a bronze-age crime fantasy, featuring a Sherlockian sleuth and his trusty companion who need to resolve an essentially locked-room murder mystery. I really enjoyed Talus’ story and am looking forward to reading his further adventures in the future. I found the idea of a bronze age historical fantasy fascinating and as it fit my historical fiction quite well, I asked whether Graham would be amenable to an Author Query, which he was. Below you’ll find the results.  Continue reading »

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Author Query – Ray Celestin

raycelestin-theaxemansjazzRay Celestin is an international man of mystery. Well, in so much as Googling him only gives links to his publisher’s author pages and results for his debut novel The Axeman’s Jazz. I haven’t even been able to track down a picture. That, and he writes mystery/crime novels, so you know mystery man in more ways than one. The Axeman’s Jazz sounds fantastic and it’s my first back-up novel in my historical fiction month, so if I read faster than expected, I’ll review it near the end of the month and otherwise soon after. Today, I’m really pleased to be able to share the following interview with you and solve a bit of the mystery!  Continue reading »

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