Happy book day to Shan Chakraborty’s City of Brass, a lush epic fantasy about a con artist whisked off to an enchanting world to discover who she really is. There is magic, sword fights, and political intrigue sprinkled throughout and finely woven together. As the book is also Shan’s debut, I invited her to take time to talk about world-building, process, critique groups, and publishing. Shan and I are also part of the Brooklyn Speculative Fiction Writers group together, an excellent community of writers working on projects in science fiction, fantasy, and everything in between.
This October was one of the best for new releases. I read a healthy balance of early releases and books out now. My reading speed wasn’t quite the same (yay classes and textbook), but hoping to keep momentum going as the year rounds out. Also, it’s the anniversary of Reading Recap!