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Exclusive Interview: “Threader God” Author Gerald Brandt

 

With Threader God (Kindle, audiobook), writer Gerald Brandt is concluding the Quantum Empiricia trilogy he launched in 2021 with Threader Origins, and continued the following year with Threader War. In the following email interview, Brandt discusses what inspired and influenced this final installment.

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Exclusive Interview: “Primeval Fire” Author C.T. Rwizi

 

With Primeval Fire (hardcover, paperback, Kindle, audiobook), writer C.T. Rwizi is concluding the science fantasy trilogy he began in 2020 with Scarlet Odyssey and continued a year later with Requiem Moon. In the following email interview, he discusses what inspired and influenced this series, and why he doesn’t think they qualify as Afrofuturism or Africanfuturism.

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Exclusive Interview: “The Blood Trials” Author N.E. Davenport

 

Like some of the best sci-fi and fantasy writing, N.E. Davenport’s science fantasy novel The Blood Trials (hardcover, Kindle, audiobook) is as much about our world as it about the Republic in which it’s set.

In the following email interview about it, Davenport discusses both the sad realities and the magical fantasies that inspired and influenced this story.

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Exclusive Interview: “Sword & Planet” Editor Christopher Ruocchio

 

While the Dune novels and Star Wars saga are clearly as entrenched in the genres of science fiction and space opera as the Foundation novels and the Star Trek saga, there are also fantastical and spiritual elements to those former stories that place them in the realm known as space fantasy or science fantasy.

It’s also where you’ll find the stories collected in a new anthology called Sword & Planet (paperback, Kindle).

In the following email interview, S&P editor Christopher Ruocchio discusses how this collection came together.

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Exclusive Interview: “In The Watchful City” Author S. Qiouyi Lu

 

While some short story collections have a theme or framing device that loosely ties them together — see Ray Bradbury’s The Illustrated Man — S. Qiouyi Lu’s new novella, In The Watchful City (paperback, Kindle, audiobook), goes one step further by having all of the stories be part of a larger narrative. Or, to put it another way, In The Watchful City isn’t a short story collection at all; it’s a mosaic story. In the following email interview, S. discusses what inspired and influenced this collective scifantasy tale.

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Exclusive Interview: Requiem Moon Author C.T. Rwizi

 

With Requiem Moon (hardcoverpaperback, Kindle, audiobook) writer C.T. Rwizi is continuing the science fantasy saga he started in 2020 with Scarlet Odyssey. But as he explains in the following email interview, this second book is no longer the end of the story.

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Exclusive Interview: “Threader Origins” Author Gerald Brandt

 

No matter how smart we may be, we can’t always predict the outcome of our actions, especially ones that are complex. But in his new science fantasy novel Threader Origins (hardcover, Kindle, audiobook), writer Gerald Brandt’s main character gets to see exactly what he’s going to do to his world…by visiting another version of it.

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Exclusive Interview: “The Constant Rabbit” Author Jasper Fforde

 

When most of us think of rabbits, we picture something cute and cuddly and fluffy and oh my god, he’s holding that carrot like he’s people….

But in his new allegorical / satirical science fantasy novel The Constant Rabbit (hardcover, Kindle, audiobook), writer Jasper Fforde presents a world in which rabbits are still all of those things, but they’re also people who are discriminated against. In the following email interview, Fforde explains what inspired and influenced this fuzzy and (sadly) timely tale.

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Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Review

 

Forty-two years after the image of a Star Destroyer flying overhead blew my nine-year-old mind, the Star Wars saga is finally coming to an end. Again. But not really. But while Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker may not feel like the end of a space fantasy saga four decades in the making, and it’s surely not the last time we’ll visit that galaxy far, far away, it is an epic and exceptionally exciting sci-fi space opera.