Dear FANgirlblog Editor,
Normally I’m your wise-cracking, fedora wearing, shirt-sleeves rolled up, pencil behind the ear, intrepid reporter, sustained by my unwavering belief in the First Amendment, free press, inquiring minds, fueled by a ton of curiosity and an inordinate amount of Starbucks.
I know this interview is late.
Razor’s Edge has been released, the FANgirl review posted.
But something interesting happened on the way to the deadline, and that happens to be the subject of the interview itself: Martha Wells.
I know, I know, I always say my interviewees are nice. Sure, I usually mention how interesting they are.
True to form, Martha Wells is both.
Plus she’s a totally genuine person.
And she can write a damn good story! In the course of my research, I found each one was totally unique. Post-apocalyptic souks and deserts. Worlds centered around Victorian-ish magic. Wily villains. Interesting heroes. And of course, the plucky heroine. I was hooked.
Which is why I got just a tiny bit sidetracked reading (ahem) a few of her books other than Razor’s Edge. You know, to do a better interview, of course.
Maybe after reading the interview you’ll understand.
In any case, here it is.
If you need to find me, I’m currently curled up on my sofa, nose buried in Emilie and the Hollow World.
Linda has been a Star Wars fan from the time she saw Episode IV in the theatre with her parents and insisted on being Han Solo while playing with the neighborhood kids. She’s now a fangirl who splits her time learning to twirl a bo staff like Ray Park, jumping horses, writing fanfic she dreams up on her commute to work, and spending time with her husband and their own feisty Padawan version of Ahsoka. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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