Today, they tell us about their Six Books
1.What book are you currently reading?
I just finished & This Is How to Stay Alive, by Shingai Njeri Kagunda, which is profound and lovely. I had to take it slow since the subject matter's quite close to home.
2. What upcoming book am I really excited about
Some Desperate Glory, Emily Tesh's debut novel. I love Tesh's novellas, and this sounds like it has an utterly terrible female protagonist (morally speaking), which is my very favourite thing.
3. Is there a book you're currently itching to reread?
Ann Leckie's Ancillary Justice! Wild that I've only read it once when it's so full of tea and gender feelings! Seivarden, my beloved!
4. A book that you love and wish that you yourself had written.
Sarah Gailey's American Hippo duology, River of Teeth especially. We love a buck wild premise taken to its logical conclusions. Also, hippo heist with a lively ensemble cast and a m/nb romance? Absolutely the kind of thing I would write.
5. What's one book, which you read as a child or young adult, that has had a lasting influence on your writing?
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss! Both in terms of having a lot of the things I like to explore-beautiful prose, unreliable narrators, fae, bards-and because it's the book I read at sixteen that crystallised me: I had been someone who wrote as a hobby for fun, and after that, I knew I wanted to be an author. I wanted to tell stories as lovely as that.
6. And speaking of that, what's *your* latest book, and why is it awesome?
Wolfpack is set to release in early January, completing the duology that began with Foxhunt. The series is my queer solarpunk imagining of a better world and the price paid to get there, full of ecoterrorist assassins and glimmering greenery-covered cities.
Without spoiling the first book too much, Wolfpack features conservation, rewilding as a romantic gesture, and a young man finding friendship after he escapes from a cult. Ensemble cast! A gene bank heist! Every terrible decision one woman can make! I love this book passionately, I hope you do too, and I'm proud of all the work we've done.
Thank you, Rem!
See also Elizabeth Fitz's interview with Rem here at Nerds of a Feather.
POSTED BY: Paul Weimer. Ubiquitous in Shadow, but I’m just this guy, you know? @princejvstin.