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.
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.
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.
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!
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”
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!
Marianne 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”