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Frances Hardinge Interview – A Skinful of Shadows

Frances Hardinge Interview – A Skinful of Shadows 

Frances Hardinge is one of the finest fantasy authors around. Her inventive and beautifully written YA novels, the most recent of which is A Skinful of Shadows (2017), are widely loved by readers of all ages and have received many awards. They run the gamut from richly invented fantasy worlds populated by homicidal geese or […]

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Karen Joy Fowler Interview – We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Karen Joy Fowler Interview – We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves 

Karen Joy Fowler is a critically acclaimed and multi-award winning author of both literary and speculative fiction. Her work transcends genre boundaries but frequently explores issues around feminism, alienation and what it means to be human. Her debut novel, Sarah Canary (1991), follows a mysterious woman who suddenly appears in the Pacific Northwest of America […]

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Candy by Lavie Tidhar

Candy by Lavie Tidhar
4

“A long buffet table on the other side was laden with sweet pastries, chocolate and cream, in flagrant violation of Prohibition. They must have been brought in from out of town. I was shocked to see them there, but only for a moment. I’d already known not all grown-ups played by the rules – even […]

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Nina Allan Interview – The Rift

Nina Allan Interview – The Rift 

Nina Allan is one of the finest writers operating in the field of speculative fiction. Her debut novel The Race (2014) was released to critical acclaim, and was nominated for the British Fantasy Award, the Kitschies, and the John W. Campbell award. Her second novel The Rift (2017), one of Fantasy-Faction’s top novels of last […]

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Ruthanna Emrys Interview – Deep Roots

Ruthanna Emrys Interview – Deep Roots 

Ruthanna Emrys is the author of Winter Tide (2017), first book in The Innsmouth Legacy series, a wonderful subversion of H. P. Lovecraft’s The Shadow Over Innsmouth (1936). The series focuses on Aphra and Caleb, two Deep Ones who are the only survivors of the internment camps where the inhabitants of Innsmouth are shipped off […]

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E. J. Swift Interview – Paris Adrift

E. J. Swift Interview – Paris Adrift 

E. J. Swift is the author of the Osiris Project trilogy, whose three novels Osiris (2012) Cataviero (2013) and Tamaruq (2015) explore a world transfigured by climate change, in a water-bound city in which the elite live in luxury whilst the have-nots live in poverty. Her award-winning short fiction has appeared in Interzone, and the […]

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Paris Adrift by E. J. Swift

Paris Adrift by E. J. Swift
4.5

“I always imagined that it was possible to cast off those elements of myself that I disliked or did not want. I had come to Paris cleansed; in my wake was a trail of the undesirable, stretching back like flotsam after the tide. I didn’t plan to look back. But that’s an impossible ambition. Your […]

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Ursula K. Le Guin – In Memoriam

Ursula K. Le Guin – In Memoriam 

I feel I owe you, my readers, something this evening. Why am I so utterly devastated? Why am I going to sleep with a first edition of The Dispossessed under my pillow? Ursula K. Le Guin has died, and nothing is normal. Let me explain. As a small child, between the ages of 5 and […]

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Joe Hill Interview – Strange Weather

Joe Hill Interview – Strange Weather 

Joe Hill is the best-selling, award-winning author of the novels Heart-Shaped Box (2007), Horns (2010), NOS4R2 [NOS4A2 in the US] (2013), and The Fireman (2016), as well as comics including Locke & Key (2008-2013) and Wraith: Welcome To Christmasland (2013) and the short story collection 20th Century Ghosts (2005). His latest book, Strange Weather, out […]

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M. John Harrison Interview – You Should Come With Me Now

M. John Harrison Interview – You Should Come With Me Now 

M. John Harrison’s first story was published in New Worlds in 1968. Since then he has proved himself one of the most interesting writers in genre. His Viriconium stories, beginning with The Pastel City (1971), use a decaying city on the edge of time to explore the very nature of fantasy and escapism, while the […]

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Matthew De Abaitua Interview – The Red Men US Release

Matthew De Abaitua Interview – The Red Men US Release 

Matthew De Abaitua is the author of If Then (2015) and The Destructives (2016), both published by Angry Robot. His debut novel, The Red Men, was nominated for the Clarke Award when it was released in the UK in 2007, and is now being issued in the US in a new edition by Angry Robot. […]

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Lisa Tuttle Interview – The Curious Affair of the Witch at Wayside Cross

Lisa Tuttle Interview – The Curious Affair of the Witch at Wayside Cross 

Since selling her first story in 1972, Lisa Tuttle has written a wealth of material that spans genre. She has won awards for her incisive short fiction. Her first novel Windhaven (1981), written with George R. R. Martin, is space opera, but she has written truly chilling horror with Familiar Spirit (1983) and Gabriel (1987), […]

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