Category: Interviews

Author Interview: Caroline Yoachim

September 25th, 2018 by

Hugo and three-time Nebula Award finalist Caroline M. Yoachim is a prolific author of short stories, appearing in Asimov’s, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Clarkesworld, and Lightspeed, among other places. Her debut short story collection, Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World & Other Stories, came out in 2016. Caroline is the author of our […]

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Author Sunyi Dean

Author Interview: Sunyi Dean

August 28th, 2018 by

Sunyi Dean is a writer of speculative fiction, currently living in the UK. Some of her other stories can be found lurking suspiciously in the pages of FFO, Andromeda Spaceways, and Aurealis. Sunyi is the author of our August game, John Kills Jenny. This interview was conducted via e-mail in August of 2018. sub-Q Magazine: What […]

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Author Interview: dcsross

July 24th, 2018 by

dcsross grew up on the west coast of Canada. His poetry has been published in Matrix Magazine and The Scarlet Leaf Review. He is 31 years old. Learn more at his website http://www.dcsross.com. His twitter and instagram are @dcsross. This interview was conducted via e-mail in July of 2018 by Stewart C Baker. sub-Q Magazine: […]

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Author Guest Post, “IF in pop culture and back again” by Andrew Plotkin

June 26th, 2018 by

I just noticed an amusing synchrony. In the late 1970s, when Crowther and then Woods were writing the first parser game, a New Wave SF writer named George R. R. Martin was writing short stories about far-future humanity among the Thousand Worlds. I, very young, was a fan of both. (Nightflyers, 1980, is still a […]

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Author Guest Post: Hannah Powell-Smith

April 24th, 2018 by

Hannah Powell-Smith‘s interactive work focuses on fraught relationships, unreliability, and unknowable entities. As well as publishing interactive short stories in sub-Q, and self-publishing at hannahps.itch.io, she is developing a dark fantasy game with Choice of Games about a mob necromancer. She lives in the UK with her wife and son. In this post, she talks […]

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Jac Colvin

Author Interview: Jac Colvin

March 27th, 2018 by

Jac Colvin is the author of our March game, “Lost Ones,” which will be published on March 15th. Jac enjoys writing interactive fiction in the fantasy genre, and currently has two gamebooks published by Hosted Games with hopefully a few more on the way. Abysm’s Veil is set in the same universe as Lost Ones […]

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IF Riffs: An IFComp Postmortem

February 27th, 2018 by

Welcome to something new at sub-Q: IF Riffs! We hope this will become a recurring feature where a question will be posed to several members of the IF community on a particular topic. Our first blog collects some thoughts on IFComp 2017 by the top five winners. Please feel free to add your thoughts in the comments […]

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Author Interview: Gareth Damian Martin

February 6th, 2018 by

Gareth Damian Martin is the author of our February game, “Salt,” which will be published on February 20th. Gareth is a writer, game designer and artist. He is studying for a PhD in experimental literature and is currently developing a game about Xenobiology and alien oceans called In Other Waters. This interview was conducted over […]

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Author Guest Post: Natalia Theodoridou

January 23rd, 2018 by

“All Those Parties We Didn’t Cry At” was originally published in Daily Science Fiction–minus the interactive bits, i.e. the passages that address the reader directly and ask them to perform certain actions. The story itself was a response to a Rumi quote: You left and I cried tears of blood. My sorrow grows. It’s not […]

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Author Interview: Natalia Theodoridou

December 8th, 2016 by

Natalia Theodoridou is the author of this week’s story, “The Tunnel.” She is a Media & Cultural Studies scholar based in the United Kingdom. Her strange stories have appeared in Clarkesworld, Apex, Shimmer, and elsewhere. Occasionally, she tweets as @natalia_theodor. This interview was conducted in November 2016 via email. Kerstin Hall: “The Tunnel” is your […]

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Author Interview: Veve Jaffa

October 13th, 2016 by

Veve Jaffa is creative director at award-winning transmedia games studio Peardrum, producing interactive installations and playful art experiences exhibited around the world. Specializing in narrative design, FMV games and VR experiences, Veve’s work focuses on resurrecting and repurposing old and forgotten media as a basis for technical and emotional experimentation. Veve is the author of […]

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Christopher Brendel

Game Designer Interview: Christopher Brendel

September 1st, 2016 by

Christopher Brendel is an author and game designer dedicated to producing strong story-based titles. He is the owner of Unimatrix Productions, a couple-run independent game studio that has produced a platform for creating interactive fiction—Storycentric Worlds—as well as several adventure games.  This interview was conducted via email in August 2016.      Devi Acharya: To begin, tell […]

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Rick Stemm -- Heroic Games

Author Interview: Rick Stemm

August 18th, 2016 by

Heroic Games is a San Antonio game design and media company founded in 2015 by Rick Stemm. Their first project, Heroes Must Die, combines interactive theater and gameplay to create an epic transmedia tale based on the tropes of classic RPGs. The game is currently available for free on Steam, and more information about the […]

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Author Interview: Marie Vibbert

August 11th, 2016 by

Marie Vibbert is an IT professional from Cleveland, Ohio.  She is a member of the Cleveland science fiction writing workshop, The Cajun Sushi Hamsters, attended Clarion in 2013, and joined the SFWA in 2014.  She has ridden 17% of the roller coasters in the United States and plays for the Cleveland Fusion women’s tackle football […]

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Author Interview: M. Darusha Wehm

May 24th, 2016 by

Darusha Wehm is originally from Canada, but currently lives in Wellington, New Zealand after spending the past several years sailing around the Pacific. As M. Darusha Wehm she’s published five science fiction novels and many short stories. Without the M. she writes mainstream fiction. Find out more at http://darusha.ca. This interview was conducted via email. […]

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Lisa Shininger sub-Q interview Another Day in Seething Bay

Author Interview: Lisa Shininger

March 17th, 2016 by

A book-loving space nerd, Lisa Shininger hosts the Apex Magazine and Bossy Britches podcasts and reviews short fiction for Luna Station Quarterly. Despite their best efforts to convince her otherwise, she is also a Cleveland Browns fan. You can yell with her about pop culture (and everything else) at @ohseafarer. Kerstin Hall: Dinosaurs or robots? Lisa Shininger: Dinosaurs, […]

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