The End Has Come: An Interview with Hugh Howey

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“In the Woods” opens with a sense of mystery and confusion, almost a rebirth for the main character April. What inspired such a tense opening? It’s a nod to the beginning of the second novel in the Wool trilogy. Here we have a survivor from the old world entering a new and much darker one. […]

The End Has Come: An Interview with Will McIntosh

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What was your inspiration to write this story? Over the course of the triptych, I’ve been trying to write about an apocalypse that is relatively devoid of violence, and to focus on regular people dealing with everyday interpersonal concerns made far more complex because they’re taking place before/during/after an apocalypse. So my first story explored […]

The End Has Come: An Interview with Ken Liu

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I love the format of the story. Did the story come first, then the formatting, or did the format help shape the narrative at all? I decided from the start that I’d write all three of the stories in the series as a mix of “chat” transcripts and traditional narrative, so the format was determined […]

An Interview with Chris Avellone

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So, as well as loving reading and writing – gaming is a big deal to me. I grew up playing games like Fallout 2, Planescape: Torment, Icewind Dale, Star Wars: The Knights of the Old Republic II etc etc…. There’s a pattern here you might not necessarily know – game designer (and comic and now […]

Writing the Future: Black and Asian Authors and Publishers in the UK Marketplace

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A new report commissioned by Spread the Word, edited by Danuta Kean and deputy edited by Mel Larsen, reveals that the publishing industry’s poor commitment to diversity is putting it at risk of becoming culturally irrelevant. Writers, literary agents and mainstream and independent publishers were surveyed to determine whether progress was being made on cultural […]

Interview: Django Wexler on His OPERATION ARCANA Story “The Guns of the Wastes”

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Recently I was lucky enough to interview the very talented Django Wexler about his short story ‘The Guns of the Wastes’.  It’s part of the military fantasy anthology Operation Arcana, edited by John Joseph Adams. In this “mission debrief” Django Wexler talks to Georgina Kamsika about his Operation Arcana story “The Guns of the Wastes”… Georgina Kamsika: Right […]

World Book Day Twitter Contest Winner

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Yesterday was World Book Day, and IPR Licence hosts a contest for followers to tweet their favourite children’s book. I mentioned ‘Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator’ – because I could never forget the Vermicious Knids. Today I got the terrific news that I’d won the contest – so I’m the proud owner of a new IPR licence author account.

Carnival!

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Last time I saw my Clarion West 2012 buddies was the summer of 2013, so this Feb, I flew down to New Orleans for a mini meet up. My knowledge of New Orleans mostly comes from Bryan himself, (including the amazing pronunciation of the word ‘eggs’), and his writing, so it was good to see the crescent city — the Big Easy – itself. The fact that it was also Mardi Gras at the same time – gosh, coincidence!