American writer Ian Tregillis knows his science: he holds a PhD in physics for his research into supercomputer simulations of radio galaxies. He also likes making things up and was described as “a major new talent” by A Game of Thrones author George RR Martin.
His two trilogies, the Milkweed Triptych (Nazi X-Men vs British warlocks during WWII) and The Alchemy Wars (a Dutch-ruled 1920s with clockpunk robots, exploring faith and free will) are rip-roaring, page-turning fantasies that delve into deep issues. Both subvert genre expectations and explore issues of faith, free will and human equity with powerhouse female characters.
Go deep into fantasy, science, religion and history with the man dubbed “a major new talent” by A Game of Thrones author George RR Martin.
Ian Tregillis speaks with Tom Moody.