Geek Life Interviews Paul S. Kemp

August 13, 2012 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Interview | Leave a comment
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Geek Life posted an interview with author Paul S. Kemp on Friday. The interview asks twenty questions that vary from “If you were a beer, what brand would you be and why?” to ‘Paul, other than roleplaying, what is the geekiest thing about you?” Of course they also cover Paul’s latest novel The Hammer and the Blade.

Did you establish magical cannon in the novel, or did you just MSU (Make Stuff Up) as you went along?

PSK: I did establish some canon, but I want (and did) keep it very loose. Magic systems are fine and work well in lots of books. But I personally love the idea of magic as this kind of nearly inscrutable force/tool utilized by practitioners in many different ways. Think of Howard’s Conan stories, or the Thieves’ World anthologies: In those, magic and sorcerers come in all kinds of shapes and flavors. I really like that as an approach. Gives the world a real sense of wonder.

There’s a pretty good spectrum of questions, so it’s worth checking out. Click here to read the full interview.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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