An essay by James Patrick Kelly on the writing of his short story ‘Monsters’.
When the gods make war only one side can win, and Joros is determined to be on the right side. He leads a disparate group: a lost and damaged swordsman, a drug-addled mage, and a pair of twins who have secretly survived the edict against them.
Fran Wilde is an author and technology consultant. Her first novel, UPDRAFT, debuts from Tor in September 2015. Her short stories appear in Asimov’s, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Tor.com. She also produces Cooking the Books.