Podcast on Adventures in SciFi Publishing

There’s an interview about Blackdog online now at Adventures in Sci Fi Publishing. I talked with Shaun Farrell about a lot of things, including the Silk Road, Mikki with his clothes off, things to avoid in writing epic fantasy if you don’t want medievalists, historians, etc. to groan, but we also talked about the manga a bit. You can listen here. I also wrote a post to go alone with it, about “Five Things You Should Never Do in Epic Fantasy”.

Now, while you’re listening, go back one post and look at that great sketch of Mikki and Moth some more. I know I promised a post on why Mikki, who’s a nice guy and relatively normal, really, as wer-bears go, would fall in love with Moth, who was, to put it baldly, quite dead at the time. Not, you know, coolly dead in any sort of pale and interesting Goth way (nor Visgothic, Vandal, or Burgundian either). More skeletal. I think that’ll have to wait till next week now.


About K.V. Johansen

The author of Blackdog, The Leopard, The Lady, and Gods of Nabban, epic fantasies from Pyr, I also write for teens and children, including the "Torrie", "Warlocks of Talverdin", and "Cassandra Virus" series, and the "Pippin and Mabel" picture books, as well as a couple of short story collections and two works of adult literary criticism on the history of children's fantasy literature. I have a Master's degree in Mediaeval Studies, and read a lot of fantasy, science fiction, and history. Blog at thewildforest.wordpress.com
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One Response to Podcast on Adventures in SciFi Publishing

  1. KV Johansen says:

    Vaguely related to this post: I noticed someone had come across the blog using the search “Is there graphic sex in K.V. Johansen’s Blackdog?” I’m not sure if they were hopeful or worried, so, assuming that it’s more likely someone is thinking of buying it for their teenager, the answer is that there is sex, but not very graphic. It’s nothing I would be embarrassed about a fourteen-year-old nephew or niece (or my mother-in-law!) reading. I tend to think that in writing about sex, something impressionist and more about what’s going on in people’s minds is more interesting than anything that reads like an instruction manual, the “insert tab A into slot B” kind of thing.

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