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Author Interview: Julie E. Czerneda

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Today I am interviewing Julie E. Czerneda, author of the new science-fiction novel, Search Image.

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DJ: Hi Julie! Thanks for agreeing to do this interview!

For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?

Julie: My pleasure. I’m a Canadian SF/F author, published by DAW Books. I’ve been doing this for a living since 1997, and love it. I’ve edited anthologies and worked in non-fiction as well. My background is biology, which tends to show up in my work and daily life.

DJ: What is Search Image about?

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Julie: Esen’s back and she, with her Human friend Paul, have opened their All Species Library of Linguistics and Culture for business. In short order, an interesting dilemma ensues. Well, more than one, all involving alien biology. Esen’s books are episodic, in that each is a complete story with a biology conundrum at heart, but there are threads from one to another.

DJ: What were some of your influences for Search Image?

Julie: Everything that lives. Really. Plus physics. A primary curiosity I have is about communication and how we—meaning anything alive—manages it, and why. Most of Esen’s predicaments, and solutions, come about through failure to understand one another. Incompatible plumbing. Often literally. There could be slime. Continue reading

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Author Interivew: E.C. Ambrose

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Today I am interviewing E.C. Ambrose, author of the new historical fantasy novel, Elisha Daemon, final book in The Dark Apostle series.

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DJ: Hi E.C! Thanks for agreeing to do this interview!

For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?

E.C. Ambrose: I dropped out of art school, where I was majoring in sculpture, to found my own wholesale gift sculpture business and focus more on writing. Alas for me, the business broke up a few years ago, but the writing took off around the same time. I live in New Hampshire with my family, and work part-time as an adventure guide.

DJ: What is Elisha Daemon and then The Dark Apostle series about?

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E.C.: The Dark Apostle follows the harrowing journey of Elisha, a barber-surgeon in 14th century England who discovers he has an unnatural affinity with Death. As his power grows, he confronts a gritty world full of injustice and tragedy—and discovers the shadowy necromancers who profit by the fear of others. Magic, intrigue and medieval surgery!

Elisha Daemon takes place in 1348: Europe has become a bottomless well of terror and death, from which the necromancers drink deep as the citizens sink into despair. If there is to be any chance of survival, Elisha must root out the truth of the pestilence at its unexpected source: the great medical school at Salerno.

But as he does, his former mentor, the beautiful witch Brigit, lays her own plans. For there may be one thing upon the face of the planet more deadly than the plague: the unfiltered power of Death within Elisha himself. Continue reading

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