FanLit Asks: November 6, 2012

The Folly of the World by Jesse Bullington fantasy book reviewsSome of your favorite authors take some time to answer our questions:

Got any news to share?

Rachel Aaron The Legend of Eli Monpress 1. The Spirit Thief 2. The Spirit Rebellion 3. The Spirit Eater 4. The Spirit War 5. Spirit's EndJesse Bullington: My third novel, The Folly of the World, will be released by Orbit on December 18th. I’m really excited about this one, which is more of a late medieval crime novel with some weird flourishes than a straight-up fantasy along the lines of my first two projects.

Rachel Aaron: My final ELI MONPRESS novel, Spirit’s End, comes out November 20! This the conclusion to the series, and I think readers are really going to like it. At least, I hope readers are going to like it, otherwise December is going to be a rough month of angry emails!

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What are you working on these days?

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Pati Nagle: I’m just finished up a new fantasy that came out this Halloween: Dead Man’s Hand is about a poker tournament played by Wild Bill Hickock and four other famous murdered card players, all resurrected for the occasion by the mysterious owner of a secret, magical casino. Only one will win…the right to stay alive!

Jim C. Hines: I’m writing Codex Born, the sequel to Libriomancer. We already have cover art and a release date, so I suppose I’d better get that done, eh?

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Read any good books lately?

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Morgan Keyes (Mindy Klasky): I’m currently reading Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, a middle grade fantasy that is part SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS, part The Hobbit, part HARRY POTTER, and all fun!

Alma Alexander: I’m in the middle of reading David Brin’s latest — complex and involving.


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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. Justin Blazier /

    Currently engrossed in Folly of the World. I’m loving it more than a person of sound mind should.

  2. Thanks, Justin, glad you’re enjoying it!

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