FanLit Asks: November 20, 2012

fantasy book reviews Ken Scholes Psalms of Isaak 1. Lamentation 2. Canticle 3. AntiphonSome of your favorite authors take some time to answer our questions:

Got any news to share?

Ken Scholes: I do… I recently turned in Requiem, volume 4 of the PSALMS OF ISAAK, and it will be out from Tor Books in June 2013.  And I’ve just recently taken the plunge to become a full time writer.

Pati Nagle: This summer my first mystery novel was published! Written under the pen name Patrice Greenwood, it’s set in a tearoom in Santa Fe so it combines two of my great loves, tea and New Mexico. A Fatal Twist Of Lemon is available in print and as an ebook from Evennight Books and Book View Café. On the personal front, I’ve been playing a fair amount of poker this year. I’m in a free poker league, World Tavern Poker.

What are you working on these days?

Michael J. Sullivan The Riyria Revelations 1. The Crown Conspiracy 2. Avempartha 3. Nyphron Rising 4. The Emerald Storm

Jacqueline Carey: I’m working on the second book in the AGENT OF HEL series, tentatively titled Autumn Bones.

Michael J. Sullivan: I’m working on a science fiction novel that was inspired by a short story I wrote called, “Greener Grass.”  The new novel is tentatively entitled, Hollow World and explores time travel to a future which mirrors John Lennon’s Song, “Imagine.” It explores whether a world without religion, countries, or want is Utopian or a homogeneous landscape lacking passion.

Read any good books lately?

Bradley Beaulieu: I loved Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. This book was right up my alley. I’m a child of the 80’s, especially as it relates to the gaming, geek, and movie sub-cultures, and Ready Player One was simply steeped in those things. It was a very easy read and had a compelling storyline, one of those books you can’t put down. You know, the “just one more chapter” kind of book. I highly recommend it for anyone that was around then (it’ll take you back, trust me) or those that are into online gaming now.


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KAT HOOPER, who started this site in June 2007, earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience and psychology at Indiana University (Bloomington) and now teaches at the University of North Florida. When she reads fiction, she wants to encounter new ideas and lots of imagination. She wants to view the world in a different way. She wants to have her mind blown. She loves beautiful language and has no patience for dull prose, vapid romance, or cheesy dialogue. She prefers complex characterization, intriguing plots, and plenty of action. Favorite authors are Jack Vance, Robin Hobb, Kage Baker, William Gibson, Gene Wolfe, Richard Matheson, and C.S. Lewis.

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  1. “A Fatal Twist of Lemon” is an awesome title! I’ll be looking for it.

    • I know, I like that title, too.

      I’ve been on the waiting list at my library for Ready Player One for quite a while. Looking forward to it.

  2. I noticed that title too. I was wondering if its a shout-out to Lemons Never Lie by one of my favorite crime novel authors, Richard Stark -pin name of Donald Westlake.

  3. I was looking over the FanLit reviews for Ken Scholes after seein g his comment. Psalms of Isaak looks interesting. I kinda like fantasy with a twist on the Bible.

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