Author Archives: MaryV

Interview with Helen Lowe

I discovered the work of New Zealand author Helen Lowe some six years ago, and was immediately hooked by her first book, Thornspell. I later discovered and enjoyed her epic Wall of Night series, including The Heir of Night, The Gathering of … Continue reading

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Helen Lowe interview coming up!

I will soon be posting an interview with Helen Lowe about her new book in the Wall of Night series, Daughter of Blood. Watch this space… 🙂

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Interview with Gillian Polack

I first met Gillian Polack at Worldcon 2010, in Melbourne, where she impressed me with her knowledge of medieval history and seemingly endless store of chocolate. I later had the pleasure of discovering her speculative fiction, which turned out to be … Continue reading

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Interview in the coming days…

Just a heads up that I will be doing an interview with Gillian Polack in the coming days, partly to celebrate the release of Gillian’s new book (she is prolific!) and partly because chatting to Gillian is fun (she is … Continue reading

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BC jive

My cousin recently reminded me of this wonderful piece, dating from around 2000 years ago. (Ah, how well I remember those nights in old Ephesus… The feasting… The ladies in piled-up headdresses… The minotaurs… Those were the days.) Anyway. As … Continue reading

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Conversation with Roger Kupelian: links

This post brings to a close my conversation with artist and film director Roger Kupelian. I hope readers of this blog enjoy it as much as I did. Roger, thank you for participating! You may find each section in the … Continue reading

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Conversation with Roger Kupelian: Part Three

ROGER: How about you? If Aladdin gave you a lamp… MARY: I enjoyed your collaborations with Serj Tankian. I’d like to see more of that. If the genie visited me, I would probably make the same tired wish that all … Continue reading

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Conversation with Roger Kupelian: Part Two

ROGER:  Looking at your characters from both your Tree series and especially Cyprus, who’s your pocket favourite? And regarding the dejected People of Anatolia and the Caucasus, What’s the way forward for us? MARY: Let’s see… I feel strongly for all … Continue reading

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Conversation with Roger Kupelian: Part One

As anyone who follows this blog will know, Roger Kupelian is an up-and-coming film director, graphic novelist and Hollywood VFX wizard who also happens to have done some superb artwork for Tymon’s Flight. Roger and I met in New Zealand … Continue reading

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Frank Victoria’s new website

A quick note to say: Frank Victoria, concept designer extraordinaire and cover artist for the Tree books, among many other things, has a new website! This is a treasure trove for anyone who loves fantasy and science fiction, or simply … Continue reading

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