Interviews

Interview: Alyssa Wong

Alyssa Wong is an exciting writer who burst onto the scene in 2014 with “The Fisher Queen,” a story that was nominated for the Nebula, Shirley Jackson, and World Fantasy Awards. Since then, her short fiction continues to captivate and challenge readers. She dances between fantasy, science fiction, and horror, and isn’t afraid to mix […]

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Interview: Kat Howard

Kat Howard is a graceful and lyrical writer who rewrites myths, subverts magic, and cast spells with her luxurious prose. She is known for her deft hand with short fiction. She is a World Fantasy Award nominee, and her work has appeared in “best–of” collections, as well as been performed on NPR. Turning her eye […]

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Interview: Simon Guerrier

Simon Guerrier is a writer who follows his passions but always leaves room for where curiosity may lead. His work in the media worlds of British classics such as Doctor Who, Blake’s 7, and Sapphire and Steel is held in high regard and includes novels, nonfiction, and a wide–range of audio drama work for Big […]

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Interview: Rachel Swirsky

Rachel Swirsky is a writer whose work defies easy labels. She pushes the boundaries of science fiction and fantasy, weaving gorgeous language in new and unexpected, but always thought–provoking and beautiful, ways. She isn’t afraid to open a vein—whether it’s the readers’ or her own—and as a result, her stories capture raw emotion with a […]

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Interview: Christopher Barzak

Christopher Barzak once again treats us to an insightful examination of a literary classic. In his retelling of “The Yellow Wallpaper” he flips the narration and delves into issues of abuse, sexuality, and empowerment, with a sprinkling of Gothic horror. Barzak is a writer who leads readers on a journey of discovery, peeling away the […]

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Interview: Maria Dahvana Headley

Maria Dahvana Headley is a writer whose words and imagery are so sharp you don’t realize you’ve been cut until you see blood hitting the page. She can reimagine a classic fairy tale into something hauntingly beautiful and heartbreakingly true. In “The Virgin Played Bass” she takes on a beloved children’s tale, mixes in a […]

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Interview: Alex Bledsoe

Alex Bledsoe is the sort of writer who reaches straight into the heart of truth and gives no quarter. Deeply grounded in the southern culture of his youth, he dances with the mythos of the South while not falling into its stereotypes. In reading his work, the reader has the impression that Alex Bledsoe has […]

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Interview: Yoon Ha Lee

Yoon Ha Lee is a poet whose lyrical prose brings beauty to military sci–fi, and a game designer who teases out the depths of a story until you end up somewhere you never imagined. He has written over 40 short stories, has been a finalist for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, the Locus Award, and […]

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Interview: Liz Argall and Kenneth Schneyer

What happens when long–time friends and critique partners decide to write a story together? Magic! Liz Argall, whose art, poetry, and creative life have given a sense of complexity to her writing, teamed with Nebula nominee Kenneth Schneyer, a writer who throws down strong narrative voices while spinning tales of ambiguity, to create the delicious […]

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Interview: Isabel Yap

Isabel Yap is an exciting young voice in SF/F. Her work glides seamlessly between fantasy and fairytale, weaving in mythology and, when necessary, elements of horror. As she says, her stories tend to “… fall outside Western–dominant SFF perspective” in ways that bring depth and resonance to her stories while at the same time challenging […]

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