Tuesday, February 02, 2010


Robot 6 Interview

If you don't get enough of my blathering here or elsewhere online, Robot 6 has posted a new interview with me conducted by Tim O'Shea, in which we discuss Cinderella: From Fabletown With Love, iZombie, the Harvey and Terrytoons cartoons, and much more.


Friday, August 07, 2009


Another New Interview

Christian Berntsen Has Not Read My Book. And I can prove it.

Berntsen, one of the minds behind Blam! Ventures and it's forthcoming Planet of the Apes title, has interviewed me as part of his "I Have Not Read Your Angry Robot Book" interview series. We talk a bit about Book of Secrets (which he has not read) and some of my other stories and books (which he has), as well as cartoons, parenting, self-publishing, and such. Check it out, won't you?


Thursday, August 06, 2009


New Interview

I thought I mentioned this the other day but apparently neglected to do so. There's a new interview with me up over at Stomping on Yeti (nice blog name, no?), about process in general, the forthcoming Angry Robot publication of Book of Secrets, and (unexpectedly) unicorns.


Monday, August 03, 2009


Falcata Times on Book of Secrets (and me)

The Falcata Times has posted a new interview with me, about process in general and Book of Secrets in particular, as well as a review of the novel.
What is on offer in Chris Roberson’s book is a tale that investigates not only the emotional aspect of the principle protagonist but also manages to create a deep routed family history pulling the character more into line with the real world. Its cleverly done and with various different writing styles that whilst many would argue about the clashing aspect of them, does give a bone fide reference to which the character can relate. In my opinion, its incredibly well done and is a book that has to be applauded for its bravery in this new style of creation. Definitely a book that can spawn a series and one that I hope will continue to expand with each future release. Great stuff.

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Thursday, July 30, 2009


I, Zombie

Hey, internets! Remember me?

I'm back from San Diego, where I had the absolute best SDCC imaginable, on all levels personal and professional. Among the truly great things that happened (and one of the only ones I can talk about yet) is that the creator-owned book I'm doing at Vertigo with Mike Allred was formally announced, so I can finally share a little bit of the goodness that we've been cooking up with you.

Here's the promo image that Mike drew up especially for the con:

Nice, no?

The Vertigo blog, Graphic Content, has a brief description of I, ZOMBIE, which is the basic concept on a postage stamp.
Written by Chris Roberson and with art by Michael Allred, I, ZOMBIE is the story of Gwendolyn “Gwen” Dylan a 20-something gravedigger in an eco-friendly cemetery. Once a week she must eat a human brain to keep from losing her memories, but in the process she becomes consumed with the thoughts and personality of the dead person until she eats the next one. With a posse of vampires who play paintball, a smitten weredog, a swinging 60s ghost and a sexy but demented mummy, Gwen ‘zombie girl detective’ sets out to fulfill the dead person’s last request, solve a crime, or right a wrong.
And over on Comic Book Resources there's an interview with me and Mike about the book, and what you can expect. CBR also has a write-up about the Vertigo Panel at SDCC that includes some additional stuff about the book. And if you really want to get the whole scoop, you can listen to the podcast of the Vertigo panel (mp3 link) and hear Mike and I rave about how excited we are about the book (we get started right at the 36:00 minute mark).

I am ridiculously excited about this book, and can't wait for people to see what we've been working on. The ongoing series itself will launch sometime next spring, but if you can't wait quite that long (and who can?!), there'll be a seven-page preview short-story appearing in the House of Mystery Halloween Annual in October of this year.

So how was your weekend...?


Monday, June 15, 2009


Ynet Interview (in Hebrew)

I have it on reliable authority that this is an interview with me on the Israeli website Ynet, conducted by Ran Levi. We mostly discuss The Dragon's Nine Sons, lately released in Israel by Graff Publishing, and also alternate history, comics, influences, and the craft of writing.
הסינים והאצטקים במאבק שליטה על מאדים
בספרו "תשעת בני הדרקון", היוצא כעת לאור בתרגום לעברית, נעזר כריס רוברסון באחת הטכניקות המוכרות ביותר של סופרי המד"ב - היסטוריה אלטרנטיבית. רן לוי משוחח עם הסופר על גיבורי על ואיך לומד סופר לשפוט את הכתיבה שלו

I'm sure I sound brilliant and charming, even without the vowels, right?


Friday, February 27, 2009


Adventures in SciFi Publishing

The uncanny Shaun Farrell of Adventures in Sci Fi Publishing was kind enough to interview me for his most recent podcast to discuss, as he puts it, "End of the Century, Three Unbroken, multiple universes, comic books, Monkey Brain books, his literary inspirations, judging for the World Fantasy awards, his inclination to over-research, and much more."

You can listen to the interview online, or if you prefer there's an MP3 link. So what are you waiting for?


Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Me on Warhammer 40K

Over on the Black Library site there's an interview with me about working with the Warhammer 40K franchise for the first time, advice to new writers, and such like.


Tuesday, January 13, 2009


BookSpot Beat interview

Jay Tomio over at BookSpot Central has posted a new interview with me on various and sundry, focusing on fables and Fables.


Wednesday, December 03, 2008


Newsarama on Cinderella: From Fabletown With Love

Newsarama has just posted an interview that Vaneta Rogers did with me, discussing the forthcoming Cinderella: From Fabletown With Love, if anyone's interested in checking it out.


Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Gaslight Grimoire: Fantastic Tales of Sherlock Holmes

I haven't talked much about the Sherlockian anthology forthcoming from EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, have I? Edited by Jeff Campbell and Charles Prepolec, the anthology is entitled Gaslight Grimoire: Fantastic Tales of Sherlock Holmes, and "features 11 all-new short stories that combine Sherlock Holmes with elements of dark fantasy, pulp-style adventure, horror and the supernatural."

The book is due out in time for World Fantasy Convention in Calgary, but will be available through the various online retailers and through better specialty stores at about the same time, I imagine. My own humble contribution is "Merridew of Abominable Memory", and it appears alongside such worthies as Barbara Hambly, Barbara Roden, Kim Newman, and others.

Campbell and Prepolec have set up a blog to promote the book, and have been hosting a series of brief interviews on all things Sherlockian with the book's contributors. Today I'm the one in the barrel, answering "5 Sherlockian Questions."

They've also put together a "book trailer" for the antho, if you've got three minutes and 37 seconds to spare and would like to see some of the art commissioned to accompany the stories.


Wednesday, October 10, 2007


Podcast Interview

Gail Z. Martin, author of The Chronicles of the Necromancer, has done a podcast interview/conversation-type thingee with me, that's now online. There's a web-based player here, or you can download the file in MP3 format. We talk mostly about being historically accurate versus being historically evocative (and I somehow manage to mistake the beginning of the 16th century for the beginning of the 15th).


Thursday, August 23, 2007


New Interview

Ken over at Neth Space asked me five questions, and he got five answers. You can't say fairer than that.


Monday, August 13, 2007


New Interview

Sany Auden has interviewed me for the UK SF Book News site, all about Set the Seas on Fire, how I steal all my ideas from television, and the importance of my being a sad bastard in my younger days.


Thursday, July 26, 2007


SCI FI Wire on Set the Seas on Fire

The incomparable John Joseph Adams has done a brief interview with me for the good folks at SCI FI Wire, all about Set the Seas on Fire.


Wednesday, July 18, 2007


New Interview

Heidi Ruby Miller has posted the answers I provided to her Pick Six interview thingee. The idea is that she provides a list of 15 standard questions, and the interviewee selects six of them to answer. It's harder than it sounds.

(BTW, I mentioned in the comments yesterday that I might be posting a description of my current writing process, in case anyone was interested in seeing it, but looking back over these answers now, which I wrote a few months ago, I see that the response to question 12 is a pretty good capsule description of the way my process tends to work at the moment.)


Friday, July 06, 2007


New Interview

Iain over at Yatterlings has interviewed me about Set the Seas on Fire, about The Voyage of Night Shining White and the Celestial Empire, and about my work in general. Assuming you don't get enough of my blather over here, check it out, won't you?


Tuesday, January 30, 2007


Virtual Book Tour

Chris Dolley has posted a short interview with me over at his Astraldome, all about superheroes, superpowers, and serial killers. Or something like that...


Wednesday, November 29, 2006


More about Me

As if there wasn't already enough of me talking about myself on the internets, the good people at Waterstones have set up a page for me on their website, including an "online profile" (ie. interview). Some of my answers got reduced a bit in size, but the only one I'll point out in particular is my "top five books of all time." My original answer is prefaced with the following statement: "Yikes. Um, this is only a rough list, and would probably be completely different if you asked me again tomorrow, but here goes."

That was last week, and you know what? I was right. My list is totally different this week. But that was my answer on the day I did the interview, so I'm standing by it. Conditionally.

Anyway, if you really want to know what books made me laugh and cry, what writers I admire, whether I write longhand or on the computer, and boxers or briefs, this is your chance to find out.


Friday, July 07, 2006


Me, Me Therapy

A new interview with me has just gone up on Meme Therapy, in which I talk a bit about pulp, adventure, and some of my other usual obsessions.


Friday, June 02, 2006


New Interview

A new interview, of sorts, is up at Sci Fi Wire. Somehow, between my responses to the interview questions and the interview being posted, comments I made about George Sand, the crossdressing French novelist who inspired "Red Hands, Black Hands," and about Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin series, which inspired the dynamic between the two main characters in "The Voyage of Night Shining White," got conflated and mixed around, so that the article mentions "cross-dressing novelist Aubrey Maturin." Oh well, at least they spelled my name right...


Wednesday, May 10, 2006


New Interview

John Scalzi, author, raconteur, and class act, has done an interview with me for his AOL journal, By The Way. We mostly discuss Paragaea, but touch on things like process, science, and wearing different hats along the way.

In response, Jonathan Strahan, who's one of my four favorite Aussies, comments a bit about Scalzi's new interview feature, and has some nice things to say about Paragaea, to boot.


Monday, March 20, 2006


New Interview

The incomparable Tobias S. Buckell did an interview with me recently for his email newsletter, and he wrote this morning to let me know that it's been reprinted on The Eternal Night, a UK genre site. More of me nattering on about my outlining process, as usual, and a bit of insight into my zombie contingency plans.


Monday, March 13, 2006


Sci Fi Wire Interview

The inestimable John Joseph Adams has done a new interview with me for Sci Fi Wire that went live this morning, about the Celestial Empire sequence in general and the forthcoming Iron Jaw and Hummingbird in particular. One minor correction is that Iron Jaw is actually coming out initially in hardcover from Viking, with the follow-on paperback release being from Firebird.


Tuesday, February 28, 2006


infinity plus Robersonfest

Keith Brooke, the mind behind infinity plus, as well as author of Genetopia, has been kind enough to arrange for a full press Robersonfest on infinity plus this month.

First up are two bits of free story:
In addition to the fiction, there are three bits of related nonfiction.
That's more me than anyone could possible be expected to take. I've Keith to thank for this, so, Thanks Keith!


Tuesday, November 08, 2005


New Interview

The inestimable John Joseph Adams has done a new interview with me about Adventure Vol. 1 over on Sci Fi Wire. Check it out.


Wednesday, August 17, 2005


Interview and Review

The good folks at RevolutionSF have just posted a new interview with me, along with a review of Here, There & Everywhere.

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Tuesday, June 07, 2005


Barnes & Noble Explorations

An interview I did a while back with Paul Goat Allen of Barnes & Noble's Explorations is now online. There's also apparently a capsule review on the B&N.com listing for the book.

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Thursday, June 02, 2005


Dragon Page's Cover to Cover

The interview I did a short while back with the fine folks at Dragon Page is now available as Podcast and download on their website. We talk mostly about Here, There & Everywhere, a bit about time travel in general, about MonkeyBrain, and generallly just shoot the breeze for the better part of half an hour. It was quite a bit of fun.


Friday, May 27, 2005


Locus interview excerpts

Locus Online has posted excerpts from the interview with me in the May 2005 issue


Tuesday, May 17, 2005


New Interview

A new interview with me has been posted to the Sci Fi Channel's Sci Fi Wire.


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