An interview with M.D Lachlan

M. D. Lachlan is the pen name for the fantasy work of author and journalist Mark Barrowcliffe. His first book Wolfsangel was published in May 2010 and is a unique mix of myth, fantasy, horror and history.

I recently interviewed Mark about his approach to writing, the ongoing series and the new novel, Fenrir, which is published later this week from Gollancz. Continue reading “An interview with M.D Lachlan”

An interview with Elspeth Cooper

Elspeth Cooper is a British fantasy author and her debut novel Songs of the Earth, book 1 of the Wild Hunt trilogy, is published on 16th June this year by Gollancz. Both Mark and I recently read an advanced copy and our reviews can be found here.

Elspeth very kindly took some time out of her busy schedule to answer some questions about her interest in the fantasy genre, her processes as a full time writer and her experiences as a debut author. Continue reading “An interview with Elspeth Cooper”

An Interview with John G Hemry (Jack Campbell)

Jim Black, one of the contributors here at Walker of Worlds, conducted an interview with author John G Hemry (author of the Lost Fleet series under the pen name of Jack Campbell) back in 2008 after the release of Courageous, the third Lost Fleet book, on his blog Science Fiction Times. He saw that I was looking forward to the UK releases of the series and asked if I wanted to post this interview – I jumped at the chance! It’s always great to read an interview with an author whose work I enjoy, and a big thanks to Jim for allowing me to re-post this along with his thoughts. Continue reading “An Interview with John G Hemry (Jack Campbell)”

An interview with Eric Brown

Over the past couple of years I’ve started reading works by Eric Brown. I started with the Bengal Station trilogy and then worked my way on to some of his previous novels, The Fall of Tartarus, Starship Summer, Starship Fall, Meridian Days, Approaching Omega and Engineman. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed everything I’ve read from him and will continue to pick up his novels whenever they’re released with great anticipation.

With the re-release of Engineman from Solaris (the book was originally published in 1994) I took this opportunity to see if Eric would be happy to answer some questions – the result of which is below.

I’d like to thank Eric for taking the time to do so and hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed doing it! Continue reading “An interview with Eric Brown”

A interview with Peter F Hamilton

Peter Hamilton’s new novel, and final part in the Void trilogy, The Evolutionary Void, is released today and I took the opportunity to ask him some questions, which he kindly agreed to answer. In addition to my questions some forum users from the fan site I run, the unisphere, also contributed a few – you can find them at the bottom of the interview.

In my opinion, the Void trilogy is one of the best finished series in SF today and is made up of The Dreaming Void, The Temporal Void, and The Evolutionary Void, and when you add the Commonwealth Saga (Pandora’s Star and Judas Unchained) you get some excellent stuff – all highly recommended by me!

So without further ado… Continue reading “A interview with Peter F Hamilton”

An interview with Gary Gibson

Stealing Light (review) came out in 2007 and was a book that I immediately enjoyed. The sequel, Nova War (review), is due out on September 4th and it was with great pleasure that Gary Gibson agreed to an interview ready for the release – a huge thanks to both Gary and Tor UK for arranging this interview. Along with Liviu from Fantasy Book Critic some questions were sent over and, as you can see below, the result is a great interview! Continue reading “An interview with Gary Gibson”

An interview with Toby Frost

Toby Frost is the author extraordinaire of the excellent Space Captain Smith novels, comedic science fiction of the highest order! Since reading the first book, Space Captain Smith (review), last year and then the excellent follow up with God Emperor of Didcot (review), I’m hooked. Wrath of the Lemming-Men, the third book in this series, is released in June and if it delivers half of what we’ve had so far we’re all in for a treat!

Toby kindly gave up some of his time to answer some questions, enjoy! Continue reading “An interview with Toby Frost”

An interview with Tony Ballantyne

Twisted Metal, Tony Ballantyne’s upcoming novel to be published on May 1st by Tor UK, is a book set in a world of robots. It’s a great read and the potential it has for the rest of the series is great! After reading and enjoying it so much (see my review) I got in touch to see if he’d be available for a little interview – and he was! Continue reading “An interview with Tony Ballantyne”

An interview with Michael Cobley

I first came across Mike’s stuff last year when Gary Gibson posted the cover art to Seeds of Earth on his blog. After much drooling I headed over to Mike’s blog to see if I could find out some more about the book, the first in a trilogy, and had a read of the synopsis. Suffice to say it hooked me and put Seeds of Earth high on the list of must-read books in 2009. Managing to get my hands on an early review copy meant I was treated to an excellent story and great start to a trilogy.

A huge thanks goes to Mike for taking the time to answer my questions, I’m sure you’ll find his answers as interesting and entertaining as I did!

Remember to check out his blog here and the site of his publisher, Orbit, here. Continue reading “An interview with Michael Cobley”

An interview with Marianne de Pierres

marianne-de-pierresMarianne de Pierres, an Australian author of science fiction, is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors. I discovered her last year when I read a great review of Dark Space and promptly went out to buy it. Since then I’ve read both Dark Space (review here) and the second novel in her Sentients of Orion sequence, Chaos Space (review here). This is turning into a great space opera and full of plenty of action, intrigue and political maneuvering, just what I like!

Marianne took some time out of her busy schedule to answer some questions, which I am very grateful for – I know she had been hard at work completing Mirror Space (book 3 of the Sentients of Orion). Her earlier novels, the Parrish Plessis books are on my to-buy list as I’ve heard a lot of great things about them. You can visit Marianne’s website here and also check out that of her publisher, Orbit, here. Also, courtesy of Orbit, there is an extract of Chaos Space up on their site – just have a look here. Continue reading “An interview with Marianne de Pierres”