Have you noticed Parallel Worlds in our blogroll under Magazines? If so, you hopefully clicked on it, and would have been rewarded with the great website for Parallel Worlds magazine “The best of escapism, science fiction and fantasy media today”. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you really should. Parallel Worlds is a very high quality magazine that is available in print (very glossy!) or as a pdf and as a podcast.
Issue 5, which came out in January, was packed with interesting articles, reviews, and original fiction. One of those articles was an interview by Allen Stroud of our very own Peter, talking about Elsewhen Press, our books and authors, covers, the publishing process, and conventions – illustrated with some of our covers too. Apparently we’re a mainstay of the science fiction, fantasy and horror independent publishing community. Yay us!
You can buy the printed copy of Parallel Worlds through some specialist bookshops (including Forbidden Planet and Orc’s Nest). Or you can become a Patreon patron and get each copy as soon as it is published. Not long after each issue comes out, a podcast version becomes available on the Parallel Worlds website so you can hear the articles being read to you (although you obviously miss out on the pictures!). When the next issue comes out the previous issue becomes available as a freely downloadable pdf from their website.
So you have no excuse for not reading Peter’s interview!
Mike French was recently interviewed for the Alternative Magazine Online by Marty Mulrooney. Although it was predominantly to talk about Mike’s new book, Fictional Alignment the sequel to An Android Awakes, they covered a few other topics too (like house extensions, birthdays, and Blade Runner 2049). All in all an entertaining and informative interview, with a sneaky teaser at the end.
Oh, and “Oddball, enjoyable and original” was Marty’s description of Fictional Alignment not Mike. But there again…
Read the interview at the Alternative Magazine Online website here.
Tej talks about some of his experiences and influences when he was growing up, that have left their mark on him and his fiction; he illuminates some of the motivation behind his latest book Dinnusos Rises; he talks about his deliberate structuring of both books to enable him to encompass diversity more effectively; and he tells us a little bit about what else he is planning to do.
If you enjoyed The Janus Cycle, then this interview should make you even more keen to read Dinnusos Rises, which is already available for pre-order on most eBook platforms (see here for details). If you haven’t read any of Tej’s work yet, but are a fan of classic urban fantasy or magical realism then this interview should convince you to give Tej’s books a place on your bookshelf (real or digital).
Either way, you should read the interview (click here to read it on RisingShadow) for an enriching experience!
You can hear Ira this Friday at 6:00 PM Eastern Time, which is 3:00 PM Pacific Time, and 11:00 PM here in the UK. Just click here for more details.
The Speculative Fiction Cantina: your weekly hypodermic injection of science fiction, fantasy, horror, alternate history, steampunk, cyberpunk, and things weird and wonderful in the world of books and writers. We ask authors the hard questions. You’ll hear from writers who bend the rules and drive the narrative. Join S. Evan Townsend on this journey over the rainbow and through the looking glass. And remember to take the red pill. Today’s Guests are Raymond Burke and Ira Nayman
Tej Turner was recently interviewed by Fiona McVie for her AuthorsInterviews blog. She asks Tej about his influences, earliest reading, why he’s a writer and persuades him to reveal a little of his next novel (a sequel to The Janus Cycle). It’s an interesting interview, well worth reading.
Following his recent review (which you can read here) of An Android Awakes by Mike French and Karl Brown, Marty Mulrooney invited Mike in for an entertaining interview on his Alternative Magazine Online blog. Apart from talking about the inspiration behind An Android Awakes, they discuss the creative process, how Mike and Karl worked together to produce An Android Awakes, how Android PD121928’s experience of publishers reflects Mike’s (!), why science fiction is popular, and Mike’s next project.
You can read the interview on Alternative Magazine Onlinehere.
In an interesting interview on Exeposé, the University of Exeter’s student newspaper website, online editor Harry Shepherd talked to Mike French when An Android Awakeswas released. They chatted about readers’ attention spans, the problems for writers trying to get published and the way too many people in the publishing world are caught up with defining the art rather than getting on with producing it. Of course, the publication of An Android Awakes and the underlying story, result in the inevitable comparisons between today’s publishers and the Android Publishing Program that Android Writer PD121928 has to satisfy if he’s not to be deactivated. It’s an interview not to be missed by any aspiring writer!
You can read Harry’s interview of Mike on Exeposé here.
Once again, Tanya Reimer is peeking into the life of a fellow Elsewhen Press author on her blog Life’s Like That – this time her interviewee is Katrina Mountfort author of the Blueprint trilogy which started with Future Perfect last year and continues with the second book, Forbidden Alliance, currently available for pre-order prior to publication on Friday of this week. Tanya, author of Ghosts on the Prairies, a Sacred Land Story and the upcoming Can’t Dream Without You, talks to Katrina about her motivation for writing the Blueprint trilogy; the real audience for YA fiction: ages 13 to 88 and Katrina’s husband (who I’m pretty sure is well within that age range anyway); how Katrina’s best ideas come to her while walking her dogs; and what she has left to do on her bucket list.
As part of her Year of Indie Debuts, Amanda Saint is interviewing some amazing authors on her website Retreat West. Today she has published an interview with our very own J.A.Christy to talk about SmartYellow™ which we published as an eBook this month (and which will be out in paperback in November).
Amanda asks about the inspiration behind SmartYellow™ and other influences; they discuss the worrying similarities between the disturbing vision of an alternative society presented in SmartYellow™ and the realities of life for less fortunate members of society today, not least the distinction between living and merely surviving; and we hear a little about J.A.Christy’s future plans.
The interview is well worth reading, as is SmartYellow™ of course!
You can read the whole of Amanda’s interview on Retreat Westhere.