BookBanter Episode 23 with Guy Gavriel Kay


This Episode of BookBanter features the last of my recorded interviews live from the World Fantasy Convention. Guy Gavriel Kay first made himself known co-editing with Christopher Tolkien on The Silmarillion, and then wrote and published his first fantasy series, The Fionavar Tapestry. Since then he has gone on to write a number of brilliant fantasy novels that are partly historical fiction based but with a fantasy twist, including Tigana, The Lions of Al-Rassan, and The Last Light of the Sun. His new novel, Under Heaven, due out April 27th, 2010 is set in China.

Featured in the episode are my reviews for By Blood We Live, a vampire anthology edited by John Joseph Adams, The Court of the Air by Stephen Hung, Stephen King’s The Stand, Volume 1: Captain Trips by Roberto Aguire-Sacasa, and The Customer is Not Always Right by A. J., Adams; to purchase any of these books, click on the covers below :

By Blood We Live The Court of the Air Stephen King's The Stand: Captain TripsThe Customer is Not Always Right

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I would like to thank Cheryl Morgan one final time for getting me all set up at the World Fantasy Convention.

After enjoying this episode, why not check out the new BookBanter Blog, where you can find out about everything related to BookBanter, books, writing, and whatever else I feel like writing about .

I’ll see you next time, on January 15th, 2010, where I’ll be interviewing author S. G. Browne, and we’ll be talking all about his great and fun tongue-in-cheek zombie book: Breather’s: A Zombie’s Lament .

Until then, keep reading!

Alex C. Telander.