Fantasy author Robin Hobb discusses what makes a story a keeper ...
Author Nnedi Okorafor discusses the way this novel grabbed her imagination and refused to let go...
So, I’ve written this novel titled Who Fears Death. A woman named Onyesonwu (which means "Who Fears Death" in the Nigerian language of Igbo) materialized in my head and she started telling me a most incredible story. Any writer who hears a good story will write it down. I’m no different.
When I consider Who Fears Death, I realize this woman’s voice rose from an unheard collective voice shouting at me from the “Dark Continent”. That is why I feel this post-apocalyptic science fiction/fantasy/magical realist novel is as much a piece of African Literature as Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart.
In a world overwhelmed by environmental disasters, terrorism, and corrupt government regimes, it is interesting that readers would turn to dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction for their escape. However, more and more readers are doing just this. On Wednesday morning at BEA, four authors took on the topic of dystopian fiction and how they write about the breakdown of society.
Authors Allyson Condie, Sigrid Nunez, Lesley Hauge, and Adam Dunn
Author Lori Handeland ponders "what's in a name?" and talks about the cinematic inspiration for her titles. And make sure to check out the GIVEAWAY after the blog for a chance to win a signed copy of Chaos Bites!
One of the things I'm often asked about my urban fantasy series, The Phoenix Chronicles, is how I come up with the titles.
The Intergalactic Bar & Grille Reader Party on Wednesday was out of this world.
RT convention goers brought out the big guns (sometimes literally!) for this years Faery Dinner and Dance Ball. There were wings, glitter and wigs galore!