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Steven Erikson
Steven Erikson

Over the last year, I’ve interviewed some incredible authors for Adventures In SciFi Publishing (where I am a co-host). You can see all the interviews I’ve conducted here. At the World Fantasy Convention in San Diego last month, I got in some long interviews with Steven Erikson, N.K. Jemisin, Joshua Bilmes, Michael Stackpole, John Jarrold, and Brian Hades, as well as short interviews with lots of authors, including Scott Lynch, Elizabeth Bear, Patrick Rothfuss, Connie Willis, Robert V.S. Redick, and Eric James Stone. We’ll be sharing those interviews over the next month or so at the podcast.

 

Although it’s been a thrill to talk to so many bestselling authors over the last year, I don’t think I’ve ever been a part of a better interview than this one with Steven Erikson. I truly respect him and his work, and I wanted to give his fans a chance to gain a deeper insight into everything he’s been doing with the Malazan Book of the Fallen. So it’s been really cool to see some of the people at the Malazan forums enjoying this interview.

 

Speaking of the interview, here it is: Steven Erikson Interview: Adventures in SciFi Publishing 151. I really hope you will enjoy it.

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Some of you already know that I’m a co-host at the Adventures In SciFi Publishing podcast. Last week, in honor of the release of my novel, my friends Shaun and Brent interviewed, well, me. We discussed my early background, how I got into writing fantasy fiction, my influences, The Black God’s War, and the state of publishing today.

Here’s episode 130 of AISFP. Thanks for listening!

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Patrick Rothfuss Podcast InterviewI’ve somehow managed to interview three #1 NYT bestsellers over the last few months for the Adventures In Sci Fi Publishing podcast (where I’m also a co-host): Brandon Sanderson, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and, now, Patrick Rothfuss.

Pat talked to me and fellow AISFP guy Dan/D.T. Conklin for about 90 minutes last week. Though it hurt to edit it down, I got the conversation down to a 65-minute audio interview.

Researching Pat’s success and talking to him left a righteous impression on me.

  1. For a #1 NYT bestseller, Pat’s a remarkably open and authentic guy. From all I’ve seen, there isn’t any question he won’t answer honestly. As someone who’s interviewed a lot of successful authors over the last year, I found that to be so refreshing.
  2. He’s a generous soul. Whether it’s raising around $600,000 for Heifer International in three years (with a lot of that money coming out of his own pocket), slaving away on his well-loved story for geeks everywhere, or putting in a lot of work on his hilarious blog, he seems to be all about making other people happier.
  3. He has incredibly high standards around writing and storytelling. Talking to him inspired me to be a better writer. Period. He talked about making every piece of your story exceptional, and doing all it takes to make your world believable in the context of the magic or the future that you imagine.

The Wise Man's Fear, by Patrick RothfussIn our interview, Pat tells us which scifi or fantasy author he’d spend eternity with on a desert island, who’d win if he were to wrestle Brandon Sanderson, and why he’s tired of questions about his mighty beard. He also discusses the somewhat subversive nature of his work, and tells us a bit about what we can expect from the conclusion of book 3. We even talked a little bit about Dragon Age 2, his love for John Scalzi, and the current state of publishing.

Here’s the full podcast interview with Patrick Rothfuss.

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