Exclusive Interview: “Kundo Wakes Up” Author Saad Z. Hossain


Usually when we think of djinn, we think of fantasy tales. And usually when we think of AI overlords, we think of cyberpunk sci-fi. But one day, not so long from now, when we think of stories involving djinn and AI, we’ll think of Saad Z. Hossain, author of the cyberpunk sci-fi / cli-fi / urban fantasy novella Kundo Wakes Up (paperback, Kindle). In the following email interview, Hossain talks about this genre-mashing story, the novella that narratively preceded it, The Gurkha And The Lord Of Tuesday, and the new novel that narratively precedes both of them, Cyber Mage.