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Marisha Pessl’s ‘Night Film’ and Four Not So Fictional Infamous Directors


Marisha Pessl’s ‘Night Film’ and Four Not So Fictional Infamous Directors

In Marisha Pessl’s (Special Topics in Calamity Physics) new novel Night Film, journalist Scott McGrath is investigating the death of a young woman. The police have ruled it a suicide, but McGrath isn’t so sure. As his investigation continues, he begins to suspect the involvement of the woman’s father: Legendary cult horror film director Stanislas [...]

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SF & Fantasy

Liesel Schwarz on Steampunk, Magic and ‘A Conspiracy of Alchemists’


Liesel Schwarz on Steampunk, Magic and ‘A Conspiracy of Alchemists’

Liesel Schwarz joined us at San Diego Comic Con to discuss her novel A Conspiracy of Alchemists. We delved quite deeply into the novel’s rich background of magic and mysticism, as well as the inherent difficulties of writing about lead female character based in an era that wasn’t especially friendly to women.
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Suvudu

Interview with Rod Rees, Author, ‘The Demi-Monde: Winter’


Demimonde Rod Reees is the author of The Demi-Monde: Winter, the first novel in a series about the Demi-Monde, a virtual world ruled by history’s worst villains. Designed as a military training tool, the Demi-Monde is no place for a civilian: especially the teenaged daughter of the President of the United States. When she disappears inside this nightmare world, eighteen year-old jazz singer and reluctant hero Ella Thomas is sent in to rescue her. Rees recently spoke with me about history, Aleister Crowley and the real world’s answers to the Demi-Monde.

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