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In Liesel Schwarz’s Clockwork Heart, warlock Hugh Marsh’s heart is replaced by a mechanical device that transforms him into a zombie-like being. While clockwork hearts are purely works of the imagination, there are plenty of odd and even frightening stories about the human heart in fable and fact. Here are a few of them!
Take Heart, [...]
One of my favorite things to ask writers is what music – if any – they listen to when they’re writing. I’ve gotten all kinds of answers. You’d think that a lot of them would prefer silence, but the fact is that there are more than a few who not only enjoy some music while [...]Read More
Liesel Schwarz is the author of A Conspiracy of Alchemists and its sequel, A Clockwork Heart, which was released this week. Both novels are set in a fantastic version of the 19th Century that blends fact and fantasy. As Schwarz is a scholar of the era, I thought I would ask her where her inspiration [...]Read More
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.
I apologize sincerely for [...]
Liesel Schwarz is the author of A Conspiracy of Alchemists:
In a Golden Age where spark reactors power the airways, and creatures of Light and Shadow walk openly among us, a deadly game of Alchemists and Warlocks has begun.
When an unusual cargo drags airship-pilot Elle Chance into the affairs of the mysterious Mr. Marsh, she must [...]