Genrewonk Interviews Mary Turzillo

Analog April 2009Today we’re interviewing a friend of many years and head of the mysterious group I refer to in these pages as the Hamsters.  I’m talking to Nebula winner Mary Turzillo about what the Hamsters are, how they came about and what it is that they do.  This is the point where I normally introduce my subject, but I think Mary does a better job than I would have. . .

GW: So, why don’t you tell us about yourself?

Okay, who am I? I’m this nutcase who loves science fiction, has loved it her whole life, and just wants to hurt people.

Emotionally, I mean.

That sounds bad. Let’s try again: I won a Nebula for my 1999 novelette, “Mars Is no Place for Children” and my 2007 short story, “Pride,” was on the final Nebula ballot. My novel, An Old-Fashioned Martian Girl, was serialized in Analog. My recent books include Ewaipanoma, Dragon Soup, with Marge Simon, and Your Cat & Other Space Aliens, a Pushcart nominee which appeared on the preliminary Stoker ballot. My work has appeared in Analog, Asimov’s, F&SF, Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, Cat Tales, Fast Forward 1, and other anthologies and magazines in English, Italian, and German.

My “Steak Tartare and the Cats of Garibabakin” is in the April Analog, and, upcoming,“Chocolate Cats from Mars”is in the revived Space and Time. I’m working on Isidis Rising, a novel set on colonized Mars. Continue reading “Genrewonk Interviews Mary Turzillo”

Genrewonk Interviews Paul Melko

Walls of the Universe CoverWelcome to my second interview.  Today I’m pestering another local Ohioan, Paul Melko. Paul has written over two dozen short stories and two novels. Singularity’s Ring, his first novel (Tor Books, February 2008) postulates a future of group-conscious humans, telling the tale of one such quintet learning to be a starship pilot. His collection, Ten Sigmas and Other Unliklihoods (Fairwood Press, March 2008) compiles his short science fiction, including the novella “The Walls of the Universe” which was nominated for the Sturgeon, Nebula, and Hugo Awards in 2007. This novella became the basis for his second novel, The Walls of the Universe (Tor Books, February 2009) which is the inspiration for this interview:

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Genrewonk Interviews Toby Bukell

Halo: The Cole Protocol CoverIt’s a new year and I’ve decided to start doing some new things with this here blog of mine.  And one of these new features will be interviews with genre authors about subjects I find interesting.  And first out of the gate is Tobias Buckell.  Toby is a SF author and fellow Ohioan who has written a trio of novels (Crystal Rain, Ragamuffin and Sly Mongoose from Tor) that reflect his Caribbean roots.  His latest novel is a departure.  Halo: The Cole Protocol is his first media tie-in novel, and the subject of  this interview.

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