Curbing curiosities with Fran Wilde author of Horizon (and a giveaway)



Horizon (Bone Universe #3)

By: Fran Wilde

Publisher: Tor Books

Publication Date: September 26th, 2017

A City of living Bone towers crumbles to the ground and danger surrounds. Kirit Densira has lost everything she loved the most―her mother, her home, and the skies above. Nat Brokenwings―once Kirit’s brother long before the rebellion tore them apart―is still trying to save his family in the face of catastrophe. They will need to band together once more to ensure not just own survival, but that of their entire community.

1) Writing a sequel and returning to an already created world, what is it like and was it easier or harder to do?

It’s both! I know that sounds strange. There are a lot of details to keep in mind when returning to a world (character eye color, the names of different towers). But the world is already familiar also, and telling stories within a familiar landscape is great fun.

2) Do you have a special story, a discovery you made while doing research, or an innocuous thought that grew into something bigger that is behind your inspiration for the book or the series?

I was very interested in how characters could move around the towers, so I went into a man-made wind-tunnel and “flew”. At the time there weren’t many, and the West Point skydiving team was training just before me. I got to watch them dance in the air and it was so cool. Also I got to fly too!

3) Who was your favorite character to write and who gave you the most trouble? If you could ask a character of your choice from HORIZON one question what would it be?

Oh gosh, Kirit, both questions. She’s super headstrong.

I’d ask Dix why.

4) What scene from the book are you most proud of (because of how you handled the atmosphere, characters, dialogue, etc)? Is there a scene that you had difficulty with and just had to “power through” to finish the book? Or a scene that made you very emotional?

The last scene of Horizon. It makes me cry every time.

5) What is next for you? What are your currently working on?Curbing curiosities with Fran Wilde author of Horizon (and a giveaway)

I’ve just finished a middle grade novel – that was exciting! I’m now working on two novellas for publishing, some short stories, and another novel!


Fran Wilde’s novels and short stories have been nominated for two Nebula awards and a Hugo, and include her Andre Norton- and Compton-Crook-winning debut novel, Updraft (Tor 2015), its sequels, Cloudbound (2016) and Horizon (2017), and the novelette “The Jewel and Her Lapidary” ( Publishing 2016). Her short stories appear in Asimov’s,, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Shimmer, Nature, and the 2017 Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror. She writes for publications including The Washington Post,, Clarkesworld,, and You can find her on Twitter, Facebook, and at

Photo Credit: Steven Gould

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