science fiction and fantasy writer

My Australian Snapshot Interview

In Uncategorized on August 7, 2014 at 7:46 am

Stephanie Gunn interviewed me as part of the 2014 Snapshot of Australian Speculative Fiction. You can find my interview on Stephanie’s blog, alongside several others and links to a bazillion more on other interviewers’ blogs. Mine starts thusly:

1. Your first collection, Angel Dust, is due out from Ticonderoga Publications this year.  How has it been putting together your first collection, and what can readers expect to see in it?

Erm, intermittent? Life has been getting in the way a bit for both Russell and I. I expect most of the stories will be drawn from my publications in places like Asimov’s, BCS and the Clockwork Phoenix anthologies. Russell’s picked one original story so far and he’s having a look at another four. So not sure yet what the final shape will be, or whether we’ll choose stories for a particular theme. One loose theme Russell’s suggested is ‘encounters with the other’, which broadly speaking can cover a lot of my stories. Another thread that runs through a lot (but far from all) of my stories is how men fail at being men – and the ways I’m afraid of failing as a man. Whether anyone wants to read an entire book about men failing, though, I have my doubts.

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