Iain M Banks, Peter F Hamilton and China Miéville

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Pixel, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. Pixel

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    Morning, folks -


    I manage to get across here so rarely these days, but I realised I'd been negelecting my buds, and I miss you!


    Last year I had been posting links to the interviews I had been doing for my website, but things got busy, so with apologies for my tardiness, our recent science fiction authors -

    Iain M Banks, creator of the Culture series, which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year with The Hydrogen Sonata -

    http://www.geekchocolate.co.uk/inde...ltured-interview&catid=47:interview&Itemid=68

    Peter F Hamilton, creator of the Commonwealth saga, whose last novel was the standalone Great North Road -

    http://www.geekchocolate.co.uk/inde...the-commonwealth&catid=47:interview&Itemid=68

    And China Miéville, three time winner of the Arthur C Clarke award for Perdido Street Station, Iron Council and The City & The City, who most recently recreated Moby Dick on a distant planet in Railsea and is currently writing Dial H -

    http://www.geekchocolate.co.uk/inde...of-the-new-weird&catid=47:interview&Itemid=68

    All of them were fantastic guys to interview, so I hope you enjoy.

    And now I need to start making arrangements for the next batch of interviews...
     
  2. RAMA

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    Thanks!
     
  3. Pixel

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    Totally welcome - hope you enjoyed them!
     
  4. Greg Cox

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    Hamilton's "Greg Mandel" trilogy, about a private eye in a near-future transformed by global warming, are also worth reading.

    (Full disclosure: I was involved with publishing the original American editions. And once had a very nice dinner with Peter at a Worldcon in Glasgow.)
     
  5. Pixel

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    Peter was very nice both times I've met him - just wish I had more time to read more of his books!