Monday, August 22, 2016

A. Lee Martinez

A. Lee Martinez's latest novel is The Last Adventure of Constance Verity. From his Q&A with Nicole Hill for the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy blog:

While each of your books is wildly different in the ground it covers, and the fantasy elements it incorporates, an A. Lee Martinez novel still feels very uniquely and wholly like an A. Lee Martinez novel. Outside of genre terms, how would you describe your style?

The stories share a common theme about finding our place in the world and relying on each other to get through this craziness called life. There’s also the offhand way the books deal with the strange and supernatural. In all the stories, the weird stuff is just part of life. For some characters, it’s literally there from the start. For others, it’s something they fall into and adjust to fairly quickly. The humor in the narrative and character interactions is probably another defining aspect. I don’t set out to write “funny” books, but my books do usually end up having heavy doses of humor. Most of that humor comes not from jokes, but from the peculiar way the characters see their world or the absurdity of the situations they...[read on]
--Marshal Zeringue