Alexandra Duncan

Science Fiction. Fantasy. Feminism.


Those of you who know me recognize what an introvert I am, but lately I've been out in the world, interacting with other people and talking about my writing. 

First, I've joined a blog called Friday the Thirteeners, which is written by a small group of Young Adult authors who have books debuting in 2013. The idea behind the blog is that we're playing an extended, writing-related game of Truth or Dare. Anyone can submit a challenge, and each week, one of the Thirteeners or a special guest author tackles one of the submissions.

My first dare went up today, a challenge to read part of a story I had written when I was younger. I ended up sharing an excerpt from my attempt at a sci-fi novel when I was 11 years old. It involved evil aliens, angels, space dragons, and more. Pop over to the Thirteeners site to watch my vlog post about it, and while you're there, don't forget to send us a challenge of your own. We are gluttons for punishment ready for anything!

I also have an interview about my novella, "Rampion," up on Prime Books' site. "Rampion" is a historical fantasy based on the fairy tale "Rapunzel" and set during the fall of the Umayyad caliphate in early 11th century Spain. It first came out in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction last spring, and now it's being reprinted in The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2012 edition. You can read the interview here. The anthology is slated to come out Aug. 8, 2012, but it's available for pre-order now.

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