Timothy C. Ward, author of Scavenger, and Sarah Chorn, reviewer at Bookworm Blues, interviewed Hugo Award Winner, Will McIntosh about his career, full-time writing, and his latest novels Defenders and Love Minus Eighty.


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Discussed in today’s podcast:

  • The progression from selling his first short story to writing full-time
  • The difficulties of writing full-time
  • Military advice from his father, a Brigadier General, in research for Defenders
  • How he made the alien cultures realistic in Defenders
  • Writing stand alone novels versus series
  • His approach to writing mind-blowing fiction
  • The novel he is finishing right now and why he needed an astrophysicist to help him with the concept (which is incredible–sign us all up to read that one)

Spoiler discussion at the end, with clear notification, on the types of relationships explored in Love Minus Eighty.

Will’s bio:

Will McIntosh’s debut novel, Soft Apocalypse, was a finalist for both a Locus award and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award.  He is a frequent contributor to Asimov’s, where his story “Bridesicle” won the 2010 Reader’s Award, as well as the 2010 Hugo Award for Best Short Story.  His third novel, Love Minus Eighty (based on “Bridesicle”) was published by Orbit books in June, 2013, and was named best Science Fiction novel of the year by the American Library Association.  His upcoming novel, Defenders has been optioned by Warner Brothers for a feature film.  Will recently moved to Williamsburg, Virginia with his wife Alison and twins Hannah and Miles.  He left his position as a psychology professor in Southeast Georgia to write full time, and still teaches as an adjunct, at the College of William and Mary.  Will is represented by Seth Fishman at The Gernert Company.  Follow him on Twitter @WillMcIntoshSF

Books by Will McIntosh:

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LoveMinusEighty Defenders
Timothy C. Ward
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ScavengerTimothy C. Ward has been podcasting since 2010, first as AudioTim, and now with AISFP. His newest story, Scavenger: A Sand Diver Tale, is available on Kindle for $.99. His novel in progress, Order After Dark, is a Post-apocalyptic Fantasy set in the rift between Iowa and the Abyss. Sign up to his author newsletter for updates on new releases.

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