I recently started a new podcast, Cultural Mechanics, which emerges out of my research and interest in a variety of topics relating to digital culture, electronic art, critical media, creative technologies, and the Digital Humanities. The two first podcasts are concerned with Irish e-lit authors, Michael J. Maguire and Graham Allen.
In 2014, while in Chicago attending the annual MLA Convention, I visited the “Pathfinders Exhibit” curated by Dene Grigar and Stuart Moulthrop. I was introduced to a number of works, including Jacob Garbe’s Closed Rooms, Soft Whispers. During the exhibit, I spoke with the work’s creator, which prompted some further correspondence, a portion of which I present in this post.
Irish author and journalist, Mark Evans, published his first non-fiction book with Mercier Press back in 2007. Recently, he decided to try something different, and took a step into the world of fiction. With his new book, Mrs God, now available on Amazon, I had a chat with Mark about writing epic fantasy on a small scale.
Mrs God is something of an epic on a small scale. Would you agree with this?
Absolutely. Yes, there are angels and demons leaping about the place and swords and longbows doing a lot of damage. And yes, the story begins before the big bang before coming right up to the present day. But at the centre of Mrs God is a tale about a ‘woman’ and a baby. It’s a book about belonging and growing up and, most of all, about having a purpose in life. It just happens to feature kick-ass archangels too. Continue reading “Interview with Mark Evans, author of Mrs God“
I recently analysed Steve Perry’s collaboration with Michael Reaves on Death Star, and following on from that analysis, conducted a brief interview with the former. Perry was kind enough to share his thoughts with me on writing collaboratively for a demanding audience.
First thing first, what can your fans expect from you in the future? Anything exciting in the works?
Currently, I am working on the third book for Ace of a military space opera series, Cutter’s Wars. First one is out, second one will be out in the next few months, third one, early in 2015, if I get it done…