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Five questions with Martha Wells

Martha Wells

The lovely Martha Wells was recently nominated for a Hugo for the first of her novella trilogy, The Murderbot Diaries. We asked her why science fiction fans still find rogue AI stories so fascinating, what it’s like to write tie-ins for existing franchises, and what she would like to see more …

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Five questions with Marguerite Kenner

This week we’re excited to welcome a fellow podcaster, Marguerite of Escape Artists. We asked her what it’s like to publish in audio, what kinds of stories she’s looking for as an editor, and whether the short story form is leading the way in the move towards greater diversity within …

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Five questions with Emma Newman

This week we’re delighted to host Emma Newman: author, narrator and LARPer. Here she talks about science fiction, her writing routine and the lessons she’s learned from penning a multi-book series. In your Planetfall series, you have gone for quite hard SF ideas alongside religion. Why did you want to explore …

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Five questions with Teresa Frohock

Teresa Frohock - The Broken Road

Teresa Frohock came to my attention under less than ideal circumstances. Last year, ebook piracy reared its ugly head, as genre authors highlighted just how much piracy hurt them. Teresa was one of the authors that spoke out. Her comments, along with Maggie Stiefvater’s, prompted me to write an article on …

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Five questions with Jasmine Gower

Moonshine by Jasmine Gower

If the cover art for Jasmine Gower’s new novel Moonshine doesn’t catch your breath, I don’t know what will. Fantasy stories are rarely set in new and different faux-historical settings, but Moonshine has an art-deco, prohibition-era aesthetic that’s all its own. Moonshine is out now from Angry Robot books. What drew you to fantasy …

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Five questions with Anna Stephens

This week, BTGS is lucky enough to host one of the major fantasy debuts of 2017: Anna Stephens. We asked her about grimdark, what it’s like being a woman in the industry, how she writes female characters and why you should be reading Godblind. Without further ado, over to Anna! Why are …

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Five questions with AC Macklin

Right on Paper

This week we talk to AC Macklin, author, LARPer, and organiser of the SF&F writing event Right on Paper. 1. You regularly post “Twitterature”, a story told in 140 characters or less. How do you come up with so many fresh but concise ideas? I outsource! Every so often I’ll …

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Five questions with G. V. Anderson

G.V. Anderson

I had the immense pleasure of reading alongside G. V. Anderson at a recent Bristolcon Fringe, and following her World Fantasy Award-winning story ‘Das Steingeschöpf’ was pretty tough. She’s here to tell us a little about herself and her work and why you might like to give it a try! …

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Five questions with Jeannette Ng

I was lucky enough to be on a panel with the fabulous Jeannette Ng at FantasyCon 2017, where her debut novel Under the Pendulum Sun had its launch. The panel involved a kind of crowd-sourced Dungeons and Dragons that was both insane and incredibly fun. I’m not sure we will ever be …

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Five questions with Callie Bates

I know, I know, they tell us not to judge a book by its cover, but when I saw the cover (US version) for this book, I was immediately intrigued. What great art! If you aren’t quite as shallow as me, why not trust Robin Hobb’s rave review? I spoke …

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