For that matter, there seem to be a lot of people within steampunk-the-movement who are critical about it.
But yes, The Half-Made World has some dark stuff in it. You are a lawyer by day, and a fantasist by night. Is there any overlap in those two professions? Not a great deal, not for me at least.
The Revolutions deals with the occult movement at the tail end of the Victorian era. What are some of the sources that inspired you? The otherworldly themes were full of menace and beauty, and suggest a complex cosmology. What were the influences there? And, is there a sequel set in the same milieu?
Thank you! So the cosmology is heavily influenced by various contemporary accounts of the heavenly realms, but is not specifically based on any one.
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I tried to keep a balance of horror and beauty; that comes from the primary sources, too, where some accounts of Mars are all ethereal pacifist sweetness-and-light, and others are doomy and horrific. I tried to do both. I have been thinking about a sequel set in the same world, though it would be different characters and a new story. Craig Laurance Gidney writes contemporary young adult and genre fiction. Have you always wanted to be a writer? Will you tell us a bit about your background?
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And I spent my twenties starting various things and not really finishing anything. The first thing that I finished was my first book, Thunderer. I wrote it during a six-month period between jobs.
What do you love most about writing fantasy? Trying to create a mood of strangeness, the uncanny, the weird, the grotesque.
Playing around with myths and symbols and trying to make new ones. What are some of your biggest influences?
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Michael Moorcock is a huge influence, for mood and tone. Though I wish I could write as short and fast as he does. Ursula LeGuin. Susan Cooper. Mervyn Peake. Alan Garner. If you could read one book again for the very first time, which one would it be?
Am I allowed to temporarily be twenty-five years younger too? What have been some of your favorite reads this year? What are you reading now? Mostly bullshit.
When you manage to find some free time, how do you like to spend it? With the baby. Otherwise sleeping.