In his debut novel, Arif Anwar gathers stories in the manner that wind and waves build in a massive storm. The central character, Shahryar, not only survives the devastating 1970 Bhola cyclone in East Pakistan but also faces his family’s history leading up to that catastrophic event. Armed with talismans from the past, he confronts his…
One of the pioneers of military science fiction, David Drake has drawn on his combat experience in Vietnam and his education in history and Latin to create fictional worlds that feel vitally, immediately real. His latest series, Time of Heroes, takes the classic characters of Arthurian legend and transports them to a chaotic universe where humanity is attempting to build a better, safer future. The Storm, Drake’s second installment in the series, follows the heroic and goodhearted Lord Pal as he embarks on a quest for his missing mentor. We talked to Drake about his favorite fictional world, his ideal library and more.
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