On June 20th, Laura Lam returns to the world of False Hearts with an all new techno-thriller, Shattered Minds. Join us to hear about Shattered Minds, books with LGBTQ characters, futuristic Hollywood, and writing a “female Dexter.”
Today’s post is by Yoon Ha Lee, author of Ninefox Gambit and Raven Stratagem, which comes out on June 13th.
I have a confession that may horrify you.
When I was writing Ninefox Gambit, I worked from a lot of notes. I had an outline. I had a list of entertaining tactical tricks scrounged from James Dunnigan and Albert Nofi’s Victory and Deceit: Deception and Trickery at War. I had the occasional list of information that didn’t make it into the novel, such as the list of high calendar months.
That’s not the confession. Rather, the confession is about all the other worldbuilding that I made up as I trudged through my rough draft. Sure, I knew that the hexarchate had six factions, but what were the internal cultural norms of those factions? What was life in the hexarchate like, even through such a limited lens as that of its military, the Kel?
I’m thrilled to bring you an interview with Martha Wells, the author of some of my favorite fantasy and science fiction stories. Her novella All Systems Red has just been released, and the last novel in her amazingly imaginative Raksura series comes out this month.
I’m so excited to be hosting an interview with the amazing Foz Meadows! We’re talking about the first book in her portal fantasy series, An Accident of Stars. Note that the second book in the series, A Tyranny of Queens, has just been released in the UK and comes out tomorrow in the US!
I am thrilled to bring you an interview with Sarah Gailey, the author of numerous short stories and the soon to be released novella River of Teeth! Join us as we talk about alternate history, SFF costumes, and, of course, hippos.
I’m so excited to host an interview with Dianna Gunn, the debut author of the YA fantasy novella Keeper of the Dawn. Join us to hear about world building, writing an asexual protagonist, and the process of writing Keeper of the Dawn.