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Q&A with Fantasy Author Gail Z. Martin

Q:  For readers who haven’t met you, tell us a little about your books. A:  I write the Chronicles of the Necromancer series for Solaris Books and the Fallen Kings Cycle and Ascendant Kingdoms Saga for Orbit Books.  I’ve also … Continue reading

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After Apocalypse

By Gail Z. Martin Maybe it’s a sign of the times, but we seem to be obsessed with the end of the world. Sure, such fascinations, both literary and religious, have come and gone in times past.  It’s just our … Continue reading

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A Hero for the End of the World

By Gail Z. Martin Who do you want to have your back when the world ends? When I first came up with the concept for my Ascendant Kingdoms Saga and its first book, Ice Forged, I envisioned a post-apocalyptic medieval … Continue reading

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The Beginning of The End (Of The World)

by Gail Z. Martin BookLifeNow asked me about the story behind the first chapter of Ice Forged, so here we go! Ice Forged begins with a murder. Blaine McFadden murders his father for molesting his sister. Ian McFadden has had … Continue reading

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Breaking In A New Pair of Boots—Or a New Fictional World, As The Case May Be

by Gail Z. Martin Ever buy a pair of boots—or shoes or jeans—and while they fit, they don’t really “fit.” Not yet. They haven’t molded to your contours. You haven’t broken them in. As a writer, there’s a “breaking in” … Continue reading

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It’s the End of the World as We Know It (Again)

by Gail Z. Martin What is it about an impending apocalypse that captures the imagination? Having just survived the “Mayan Calendar” apocalypse, the idea is pretty fresh in everyone’s mind. Thanks to the Internet, warnings of immanent doom seem to … Continue reading

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