Interview mit Daniel Abraham

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      Interview mit Daniel Abraham

      Daniel Abraham, Autor von The Long Price Quartet, The Dagger and the Coin und (mit Ty Franck) The Expanse hat Tor.com vor einigen Tagen ein Interview gegeben. Anlass ist die Veröffentlichg des ersten Bandes einer neuen Fantasy-Triologie, die für 2021 vorgesehen ist. Abraham spricht auch kurz über eine geplante Space Opera, an der abermals Ty Franck als Co-Autor beteiligt ist.

      tor.com/2020/04/24/what-has-daniel-abraham-been-up-to/

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      AL: It’s been a few years since your last fantasy series has
      come out. Has your perspective on the genre changed at all in those
      years? How has it been to write solo?

      DA: My relationship with epic fantasy is very
      different than it was fifteen years ago. I came into the field wanting
      to do something that was really original and different, and I did The Long Price Quartet
      with that in mind. Then I wanted to try doing something that was as
      close to the middle of the genre as I could. It turns out I can only get
      so close to the middle. That was The Dagger and the Coin
      books. And then I wasn’t sure that I had anything else to say in that
      space. I’ve spent a lot of time with what is for me the central issue of
      epic fantasy: the great chain of being. The idea that with the
      righteous king on the throne, the land will prosper. Turns out I’m
      skeptical of that, which makes everything I do here more in the tracks
      laid down by folks like Moorcock and Martin. There was a while there I
      was thinking that I was done with epic fantasy. But I thought of
      something else that was interesting. So I guess I have one more in me.

      (...)

      AL: You and Ty have another James S.A. Corey project coming. Are there any details on that project?

      DA: That one’s going to be fun. We haven’t been given the go-ahead to share a lot of the details, but we’ve said that the way The Expanse
      was playing in the same part of the sandbox as Alfred Bester, Larry
      Niven, and Arthur C Clarke, the new books are reaching more toward Frank
      Herbert’s and Ursula Le Guin’s territory. One of the great things about
      science fiction is that it has so many projects that fit in the genre.
      There’s a lot of room to move.

      “I: You’re a communist then. S: Let’s say I’m old enough not to be dazzled by Ayn Rand.”

      Kameron Hurley, The Light Brigade