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New Interview / Also, Stuff Was Broken

October 19, 2012 at 4:58 pm

My Antipodean pal Emily Craven is interviewing authors in advance of the World Fantasy Convention in Toronto at the end of the month.  Even though I had to pull out of WFC this year, owing to a conflict with my work schedule, Emily kindly offered to interview me anyway.  Our conversation can be heard here or here.  By which I mean, of course, you can hear me ramble and babble while Emily tries heroically to keep the conversation on track!

Also, I'm indebted to Steve Halter, who tipped me to the fact that blog comment notifications weren't working recently.  So there were a handful of blog comments that were sitting around in the moderation queue for many weeks.  Sorry about that, folks.  My bad.


Steve Halter October 22, 2012 at 9:00 am
That was a really good interview. It was nice that she probed from the getting into writing and daily business of writing angles. Sula is a nicely done character. I liked how her origin is unsavory, but it turns out she is very well suited to the position she ends up in. I just read the Dread Empire books this year--with Walter's putting everything out as e-books.
Ian October 22, 2012 at 7:13 pm
Thanks, Steve. It was a lot of fun. Emily has an interesting take on things that leads to a fresh conversation that wasn't just a rehash of other conversations I've had. I'm so jazzed that you've read Walter's Dread Empire books! They are some of my favorite space opera. I love those books and harbor a not-so-secret wish that he'll someday write more in that universe.
Steve Halter October 22, 2012 at 9:17 pm
I really liked that the Dread Empire started some time after the defeat and integration of humans into the empire. A nice different starting point.
Steve Halter October 23, 2012 at 10:53 am
Oh yes, and I was also wondering just who was going to be killed in heaven. Offing Gabriel on the first page is intriguing.
Joe October 24, 2012 at 4:39 am
That interview reminded me of something. When is Something Darker Than Night coming out? It sounds interesting. Of course, I've nearly finished Tad Williams' The Dirty Streets of Heaven, and would like to move on to something similar. Verification word is CTHULU. That seems either foreboding or somehow appropriate. :)
Mari November 3, 2012 at 8:01 am
Ah, the whole pulling out of WFC does explain why I haven't seen you here!
Ian November 28, 2012 at 8:59 pm
[Well, crapsticks. It seems that comment notifications are still broken, or they were a while back. I'm sorry these comments got stuck in the moderation queue for so long! My apologies to Steve, Joe, and Mari!] Hi, Joe! I'm very sorry I didn't answer your question sooner. I think the current schedule has Something More coming out in late 2013, but that isn't chiseled in stone. So I'm afraid it'll still be a bit of a wait. Thanks for your interest, though! I hope you enjoy the book. Hi, Mari! Yeah, it has been super crazy the past couple of months. I was bummed to have to pull out of WFC, as I really dig that convention. Oh, well.
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