Risingshadow has had the honour of interviewing Glynn Stewart.

Glynn Stewart is the author of Starship’s Mage, a bestselling science fiction and fantasy series where faster-than-light travel is possible - but only because of magic. His other ongoing works include science fiction series Duchy of Terra, Castle Federation and Vigilante, as well as the urban fantasy series ONSET.

Writing managed to liberate Glynn from a bleak future as an accountant. With his personality and hope for a high-tech future intact, he lives in Kitchener, Ontario with his wife, their cats, and an unstoppable writing habit.

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- Could you tell us something about yourself in your own words?

I’m a former accountant who’s lived in half a dozen places around the world. I have half an engineering degree, providing the background in physics and science that’s useful in this genre.

- What inspired you to become a speculative fiction author?

Growing up reading science fiction and fantasy for my entire life.

- Have any authors, novels or stories been a source of inspiration to you?

A lot of different authors and stories were fed into the voracious appetite of my younger reading years, but David Weber and Ian Douglas are certainly at the top of list of inspirations.

- Your latest novel is Interstellar Mage. Could you tell us something about it? What kind of a novel is it?

Interstellar Mage is a space opera adventure novel, following the crew of a single ship as the Captain and Ship’s Mage get dragged into a million and one misadventures and trouble.

- What can readers expect from Interstellar Mage?

An energetic ride and hopefully a good read!

- Is there anything you can tell us about the characters in this novel?

The two major characters are David Rice, who was the Captain of the Blue Jay in the first Starship’s Mage book, and Maria Soprano, the new Ship’s Mage.

David is a pretty stoic man, focused on his crew, trying to keep himself and his crew out of trouble. Unfortunately for him, he also has a soft spot a mile wide for people in trouble.

Maria, on the other hand, is an ex-Navy officer who did the wrong thing for the right reasons and was semi-dishonorably discharged. She’s trying to find herself a new place in life, and a merchant ship seems like the best way to do so.

- What is the target audience of this novel?

Readers of science fiction and fantasy looking for something a little bit different, a bit more optimistic, as well as my own readers looking for something of a bit smaller scale than many of my books.

- What are you currently working on? What can readers expect next from you?

I’m currently working on the sixth and final Castle Federation novel, Operation Medusa, but the next book after Interstellar Mage will be Changeling’s Fealty, the beginning of my second foray into Urban Fantasy.

- Is there anything you'd like to add?

We keep a pretty up to date listing of upcoming titles on my website at www.glynnstewart.com, but I’m most active on my Facebook author page these days.

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