Tired of reading me make an arse of myself?
Now you can LISTEN to me make an arse of myself, because I’ve been interviewed by Michael Stackpole, Summer Brooks and Michael Mennenga at The Dragon Page. I am really not so good at this spoken interview business yet … but conversation runs towards language, violence, and innovation in fantasy, plus an enormous amount of dithering and massive over-use of the meaningless phrases, “if you like,” and “kind of”. It starts about 15 minutes in, by the way, because Mike Stackpole takes that long to really rip a book to shreds (not mine, I’m relieved to say).
Not like me to link to the blog of another author, you would have thought, but in this case it’s OK to share the glory because the redoubtable Pat Rothfuss, stablemate at Gollancz, owner of the most exciting new beard in fantasy, and author of the vastly successful Name of the Wind, has been speaking about The First Law. A little quote:
“The books are good, really good. They pulled me in. Well-developed world. Unique, compelling characters. I like them so much that when I got to the end of the second book and found out the third book wasn’t going to be out in the US for another three months. I experienced a fit of rage, then a fit of depression, then I ate some lunch and had a bit of a lay down.”
I owe him a beer now if I’m ever in the States, but it’s OK because Marcus Sakey emailed me the other day promising me a beer if I’m ever in the States for giving his The Blade Itself a shout. Authorial karma.
Hey, maybe I could just get Marcus Sakey to drop off a beer to Pat Rothfuss…?