M. Darusha Wehm is the Nebula Award-nominated and Sir Julius Vogel Award-winning author of the interactive fiction game The Martian Job, as well as over a dozen novels including the Andersson Dexter cyberpunk detective series and the humorous coming-of-age novel The Home for Wayward Parrots. Darusha is a member of the Many Worlds writing collective and their short fiction and poetry have appeared in many venues, including Strange Horizons, Fireside, and Nature. Originally from Canada, Darusha lives in Wellington, New Zealand after several years sailing the Pacific. Find them online at https://darusha.ca.
Today they tell us about their Six Books!
1. What book are you currently reading?
2. What upcoming book are you really excited about?
3. Is there a book you’re currently itching to re-read?
I read The Dawnhounds by Sascha Stronach when it first was published in New Zealand in 2019, and I loved the rich worldbuilding and lush prose. I’m really looking forward to seeing the changes to the 2022 Saga Press edition, and get to spend some more time in this wild, fungal, queer, piratey world.
4. How about a book you’ve changed your mind about – either positively or negatively?
5. What’s one book, which you read as a child or a young adult, that holds a special place in your heart?
I first read The Color Purple by Alice Walker as a teen, and it is the book I’ve reread the most times in my life. I’ve never not owned a copy. On every reread it reminds me of the empathic power of storytelling to allow us to experience a taste of another life, which is the thing I love most about fiction.
6. And speaking of that, what’s your latest book, and why is it awesome?
NB: A review of Hamlet, Prince of Robots, will be forthcoming from NOAF later this month.
POSTED BY: Paul Weimer. Ubiquitous in Shadow, but I’m just this guy, you know? @princejvstin.