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Friday, June 27, 2008

Interview Encore

It's a double dose of interview action this week, as I have also been answering questions over at the website of fellow Orbit author Jennifer Rardin (author of the Jaz Parks series, which involves the CIA, assassins, vampires, demons, witches and - in a future instalment - Scotland. Excellent location choice there, Jen.) It's a fun little number, covering such never-before discussed topics as why I think Aeglyss might enjoy talking to dogs, and which planet I'd like to visit.



Blogger Gabriele C. said...

Interesting interview.

A bit time travel would be fun, woudn't it? Personally, I'd like to see the Hadrian's Wall at the time of its splendour, visit some of the fortresses, have a chat with Calgacus ... (and that German guy, Arminius *grin). Since you like Byzantium, is there any chance for a Byzantine-ish novel in the future? Not that I couldn't take more Scottish ones, lol.

I get some of my inspiration from traveling, for both the historical fiction and the Fantasy. I'd like to visit Scotland again, there are still castles and some Roman and Celtic remains I missed during my first trip. Somehow I'll have to figure out the lottery numbers in advance. ;)

Btw, Germany had been cleared of wolves as well, but these days they keep coming in from Poland and Czechia.

1:25 AM  
Blogger Brian Ruckley said...

Byzantine-based fantasy isn't on the cards in the near future, though I've certainly toyed with the idea of it in the past.

To be honest, the real history of the Byzantine Empire is so strange and dramatic, and romantic in a way, that I'd be mildly intimidated in trying to match it with a fictional variant ...

9:29 AM  
Blogger Gabriele C. said...

I feel a bit like that about the Romans; that's why my Roman series is historical fiction. I picked events that aren't so well documented so I can sneak a plot and some interesting characters in between the facts. And there are always some nice battles. :)

2:54 PM  

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