Through Glass Darkly: Episode One
Today’s Free Kindle eBook: Through Glass Darkly: Episode One
‘On the brink of destruction A once elegant airship of unknown design appears in the storm riven night sky above New York.But this is not the city or the world that it left, and these are not the people that dispatched their best and bravest on a desperate mission to stop an enemy of unimaginable strength and ferocity.How can the crew get back to their own world in time, when the mighty airship that has been their home now lies in ruins, and when the enemy that has nearly destroyed their own world appears to have followed them to the city that has taken them in?’ Author website – www.knytewrytng.comFrequently asked questions – answered by the author.Question: Where did the inspiration for the Glass Darkly series come from?Answer: For the main-part the inspiration came from two sources: My lifelong love of great science fiction, and the well-established steam-punk scene which has really started to flourish in the UK and other countries over the past few years.Question: What about other authors, your website mentions that you’ve enjoyed reading Jules Verne, H.G. Wells and numerous other writers of classic fiction, but are there any more recent authors you consider to be an influence on your writing?Answer: Mark Hodder is one of my current favourites, his Burton and Swinburne books are pure genius, crazy genius most of the time, but fantastic with it. Jim Butcher is another great outside the box author.Question: Both your Glass Darkly and your Flames of Time stories are set in the 1930s, is there something about this period that you find particularly interesting and will we continue to see your stories in this period?Answer: I’d like to say there’s some great and convoluted reason for setting my stories in the 1930s, but in actuality I set my Flames of Time series in the 30s because of a simple plot device relating to when the narrator is telling the story. Once I’d decided on the time period and started doing my research I realised there was so much about those inter-war years that seemed so similar to how we live today, while there were obviously other aspects which are almost un-recognisable. It’s this blend of the familiar and alien that I thought would make a great setting for the low-fantasy type of stories that I like to tell.
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