Some of your favorite authors take some time to answer our questions:
Got any news to share with us?
Pip Ballantine: Well, The Janus Affair, the second book in the MINISTRY OF PECULIAR OCCURRENCES series, is out today! Then Hunter and Fox, a totally new epic fantasy book I have with Pyr Books is out in June, and THEN in September the third BOOK OF THE ORDER is coming out from Ace, that’s called Wrayth. Also around this time, Tee Morris (who I found time to marry recently) and I will be attending Balticon, Blogworld and later in the year DragonCon. Oh yes, and we’ve also been working on a book trailer for The Janus Affair. It’s sorta turned into a mini movie, and should be out in the next few weeks.
Tim Pratt: I’ve been dabbling in role-playing game tie-in novels in the past couple of years, indulging my love for sword-and-sorcery. My first FORGOTTEN REALMS novel, Venom In Her Veins, was published recently by Wizards of the Coast, and my first PATHFINDER TALES book, City of the Fallen Sky, will be out soon.
Jennifer Armintrout: I’ve been spending some time working on an Urban Fantasy about a Roman Catholic priest who becomes a demon hunter for the Vatican. I’m hoping that gets picked up soon. I’ve also been working hard for a couple of years on launching my romance pen name, Abigail Barnette. I’ve been writing novellas under that name, finding what works for me in the genre, and I’m really having a good time!
Steven R. Boyett: I should finish Avalon Burning, my next CHANGE novel (following Ariel and Elegy Beach), in a couple of months. It follows a 14-year-old girl named Avy, a minor character who stole the show in Elegy Beach. Clearly she wasn’t done with me there. She’s such a strong and determined character that I put her through the wringer, and I feel guilty about it at the same time I love her dearly. This should give us some insight into the capriciousness of our own deities, huh?
Read any good books lately?
Rachel Aaron: Well, if you haven’t read The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin yet, you’re cheating yourself. Absolutely amazing book. But if you’re looking for something lighter, I just finished (and am still cracking up at) John Hartness’s Bubba the Monster Hunter short story series. It’s sort of like a redneck trucker stumbled into the DRESDEN FILES and decided his best course of action was to shoot em all and let God sort it out. Funny stuff!
Jim C. Hines: I just read Nnedi Okorafor’s book Who Fears Death? I’m still putting my thoughts together to review that one. I wouldn’t recommend it to everyone — it’s graphic at times, and doesn’t shy away from violence both sexual and otherwise. But it’s a strong, amazingly powerful book.
More news next week!