Beyond Victoriana, which I’ve been meaning to plug, has a great interview with Karin Lowachee, author of The Gaslight Dogs. I think she says some very wise and useful things in the interview, some of which echo my own experience growing up overseas (although I wasn’t born overseas). It’s a very different thing to be exposed to other cultures from within those cultures, and coming back to the U.S. felt very odd at first.
More importantly, I’m also about one-third of the way through her novel, and I have to say this book is thus far really awesome. Tough-minded, unique, specific as to detail, and, in general, evidence of a really great writing talent. I don’t know when I’ll get to finish the book, given deadlines, but I’m impressed!