09-25-09: A 2009 Interview with Kirsten Imani Kasai: Ice Singer
Every world has an "in." Whether we meet a hobbit living in a hole in the ground or witness the arrival of a winged loner to the city of New Crobuzon, every writer of fantasy of science fiction has to usher the reader into their world. Kirsten Imani Kasai takes the reader into the world of 'Ice Song' with the shock of the new.
In my conversation with Kasai, I wanted to find out how she created this world, and we talked about her world-building process. But just as important are her character building skills; it’s a tribute to the writer that the two are seamlessly inter-twined in this layered, exotic novel. She'll be appearing this Saturday, September 26 at Borderlands Books. She's well worth your time to see, to meet and to talk to. You can get a preview of what's to come that is slightly less shocking than immersion in a sea of ice by following this link to the MP3 audio file of our conversation.