One of my fellow collaborators on These Broken Worlds is Pavarti K. Tyler. She is a maverick, a rebel’s rebel, and a teller of uncommon tales. She is a talented author and I’m proud to call her my friend.
The Kōsa Press team sat down with Pavarti for an interview where she discussed why writing science fiction scared her, the secret ingredient for successful creative collaborations, what it’s like to edit a story with qualities you’ve never attempted before, and the benefits of independent publishers. You will also discover that Pavarti is far from ordinary and has a unique voice and approach to telling her stories.
Here is an excerpt from the interview:
KPT: In February 2015, you published a blog post “Write What Scares You” in which you speak about some of your science fiction endeavors. You mention having high standards for this genre, but what else scares you about it?
PKT: For one, it’s a genre that when it’s done wrong is very hard to salvage. You know, in other genres you can just gloss over some stuff if you need to or if you get something wrong the audiences are willing to go with it. Sci-fi, not so much. Readers are very smart and very particular. Another part that is intimidating is the SIZE of sci-fi. At least the kind of sci-fi I love. These worlds are so huge and so interconnected. How do you tell a massive story without it all being just “and then, and then.” When you’re building a whole new world like this, with science and culture and religion and ecology, it’s sometimes really hard to see the forest for the trees.
You can read the rest of the interview here.