Phil Athans writes to tell me that portions of the interview he conducted of me will be appearing in his chapter on the State of the Genre in the September release of Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction: How to Create Out-of-this-World Novels and Short Stories. The book also features the writing of Orson Scott Card and Jay Lake. Here is the cover with a link to Amazon for your enjoyment:
I’ve read the chapter (unedited) in which I appear, and if it is any indication, this is going to be a must-buy. Purchase will also help out Jay Lake. He could use, I am sure, the payment from his contribution to help cover the costs of his terminal cancer diagnosis.
In other news about me, I expect to have a new set of reviews up at worldmag.com in either late June or early July. I’ll keep you posted.
PLEASE HELP! I need someone to recommend to a me a fantasy novel written in the past six months to a year that contains little sex and uses swearing sparingly or either of them only to further the plot (rather than just to do it).
I am having a hard time finding a novel for an article I am writing for a conservative Christian magazine which would prefer reviews of fantasies like those of Sanderson, Eddings, or Brooks over Martin, Abercrombie or Lynch.
(I have no issue with the latter per se; I am just aware of my audience and am writing to please them rather than just myself.)
Deadline is fast approaching, so I am in a HURRY!
Anything you can do to help would be great.