Interviews

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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Interview: Delilah S. Dawson

Delilah S. Dawson is a fierce and passionate writer who pulls you into fantastical worlds with lyrical prose and hard–hitting truths. Laughing at your tropes and subverting your expectations, she will take you places you only dared to dream. A self–professed writer of “whimsical and dark fantasy for adults and teens” Dawson’s “Wicked” series continues […]

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Interview: E. Lily Yu

E. Lily Yu is a powerful young voice in Science Fiction and Fantasy. Nominated for multiple awards including the Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy Awards, Yu is the winner of the 2012 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Her stories are filled with ambiguity surrounded by gorgeous prose and meticulous research. You don’t […]

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Interview: Delia Sherman

Delia Sherman is a writer who transcends definition. Her stories weave in and out of genre lines with gleeful abandon, always reminding the reader that it’s the story that matters, not the box we want to place it in. Coming from the world of academia, Sherman taught herself to write fiction while teaching, breaking out […]

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Interview: John Chu

As a microprocessor architect, it’s only natural to assume that John Chu’s stories would have a strong technology element. However, it’s Chu’s pairing of technology with real, and oftentimes painful, human emotion that make his work transcendent. His short fiction has appeared in such publications as the Boston Review, Asimov’s Science Fiction and Apex Magazine. […]

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Interview: Ellen Klages

Ellen Klages is a thoughtful writer with an uncanny knack for mining the fantastic from the everyday.  A finalist for the John W. Campbell award, her SF/F writing has garnered her numerous award nominations and inclusions in “Year’s Best” anthologies. Her story “Basement Magic” won the Nebula Award in 2005, and her novella “Wakulla Springs” […]

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