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Exclusive Interview: “The Man Who Saw Seconds” Author Alexander Boldizar

 

A lot of fictional characters can see the future. But in the case of Preble Jefferson, the main character of Alexander Boldizar’s sci-fi thriller The Man Who Saw Seconds (paperback, Kindle, audiobook), that future is only 5 seconds away.

In the following email interview, Boldizar talks about how this novel was inspired and influenced by a lucid dream, Philip K. Dick, and a bear.

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Exclusive Interview: “Craft” Author Ananda Lima

 

In the following email interview about her first short story collection, Craft: Stories I Wrote For The Devil (hardcover, Kindle, audiobook), writer Ananda Lima talks about what influenced these stories, the themes that connect them, and how they’re further linked by a framing device.

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Exclusive Interview: “The Runes Of Engagement” Authors Tobias S. Buckell & Dave Klecha

 

We’ve all had “you got chocolate in my peanut butter” thoughts, where you wonder what would happen if two seemingly disparate things came together. Like if Prince jammed with Black Sabbath. Or if someone made tacos with falafel.

Or, in the case of The Runes Of Engagement (paperback, Kindle), the new military sci-fi / fantasy novel by Tobias S. Buckell and Dave Klecha, what if marines went to Middle-earth.

In the following email interview, Buckell and Klecha discuss how this mash-up came together, and why they took is so seriously…and not seriously.

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Exclusive Interview: “We Speak Through The Mountain” Author Premee Mohamed

 

When writer Premee Mohamed released her climate science fiction novella The Annual Migration Of Clouds in 2021, she thought it was a one and done kind of thing.

But let this be a lesson to you, kids: Sometimes, if you ask nicely, good things will happen. Which is why fans of Mohamed’s Clouds are getting not one but two sequels to that story.

In the following email interview, Mohamed talks about the first one, We Speak Through The Mountain (paperback, Kindle), as well as the other, and the two other new books she’s recently released.

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Exclusive Interview: “Rakesfall” Author Vajra Chandrasekera

 

Some writers embrace the genre in which their story fits. Others deny genre like it’s a prison from which they cannot escape.

But in the following email interview with author Vajra Chandrasekera about his science fiction novel Rakesfall (hardcover, Kindle, audiobook) — in which we also discuss the new paperback edition of his urban fantasy novel, The Saint Of Bright Doors — he says the latter, “…wears the skin of an epic fantasy story in much the same way that Rakesfall wears the skin of a science fiction story.”

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Exclusive Interview: “The Honeymoon Homicides” Author Jeannette de Beauvoir

 

As someone whose friends vacation annually in Provincetown, Massachusetts, my impressions of this Cape Cod town are that it’s a rather festive and delightful place.

Which is not the impression someone would have if their friends instead read author (and Provincetown resident) Jeannette de Beauvoir’s Provincetown Mysteries novels. Not entirely, anyway.

In the following email interview, de Beauvoir talks about the tenth installment, The Honeymoon Homicides (paperback, Kindle).

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Exclusive Interview: “The Knife And The Serpent” Author Tim Pratt

 

Author Tim Pratt is not the first to cite Ian M. Banks’ Culture series as an influence on his science fiction space opera stories, and he won’t be the last.

Pratt’s also not the first to incorporate elements of multiversal theory into his work, and, again, he won’t be the last.

But he may be the first (as far as I know) to explain how he’s combining by paraphrasing a candy commercial from the 1970s.

Which is what he does in the following email interview about his new multiversal sci-fi space opera adventure, The Knife And The Serpent (paperback, Kindle, audiobook).

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Exclusive Interview: “Ghostdrift” Author Suzanne Palmer

 

With Ghostdrift (hardcover, Kindle, audiobook), author Suzanne Palmer is concluding The Finder Chronicles series she launched in 2019 with Finder, and continued in 2020 and 2021 with Driving The Deep and The Scavenger Door, respectfully.

In the following email interview, Palmer discusses what inspired and influenced this humorous sci-fi space opera novel, as well as why it’s time to give this series’ main character, Fergus Ferguson, some well-deserved time off.

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Exclusive Interview: “Service Model” Author Adrian Tchaikovsky

 

We’ve all accidentally murdered our bosses and then run off. That’s like a Tuesday for me.

But in Adrian Tchaikovsky humorous science fiction novel Service Model (hardcover, Kindle, audiobook), the murderer on the run is not a middle-aged man, but a robot. And a robot butler at that.

In the following email interview, Tchaikovsky discusses what inspired and influenced this sci-fi story, which he says is “Mad Max starring C-3PO.”