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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Michael Marshall (Author, Killer Move)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Michael Marshall (also known as Michael Marshall Smith) is an award-winning British novelist, screenwriter and short story writer. AMO recently reviewed his latest novel Killer Move, describing it as an “engaging thriller written by a heavyweight of the genre.” Nearly two years have passed since Michael first joined us for an exclusive online interview. Today, we are delighted to welcome him back to AMO once more!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Cliff McNish (Author, The Hunting Ground)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed a chilling book entitled The Hunting Ground, noting that “Cliff McNish writes with confidence, intent on telling his own unique ghost story rather than simply falling back upon genre conventions such as slow build-ups and excessive gore.” It is therefore a pleasure to welcome Mr McNish to AMO for an exclusive online interview!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Marcus Sedgwick (Author)

By Marty Mulrooney

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I recently read a wonderful novel entitled White Crow, describing it as “a scary, heart-warming, intelligent book” in my AMO review and awarding it a perfect 10 OUT OF 10. Quotes from my review have even appeared on the book’s Amazon.co.uk product page! I was therefore understandably delighted when award winning British author Marcus Sedgwich agreed to let me interview him about White Crow and his other novels in an exclusive online interview.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Michael Marshall (Author)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Michael Marshall (also known as Michael Marshall Smith) is a British novelist, screenwriter and short story writer, currently living in London, UK. His groundbreaking first novel, the science fiction thriller Only Forward, won the Philip K. Dick and August Derleth awards, as well as much critical acclaim. He built on this success with two more sci-fi novels that soon followed, Spares and One Of Us, before switching genre and his writing name with the release of The Straw Men (as Michael Marshall.)

This was my first introduction to Michael’s work, and one I shall likely never forget. I was 15 years old, reading a book about child kidnappings, murder and secret societies deep in the heart of America, the summer light fading fast as I lost track of time. No doubt some extremists, who likely think the Harry Potter books promote witchcraft in children, would have balked at this series of events. Still, I was totally enthralled and I have read every book Michael Marshall has published since.

He has a strange power to take real life and twist it totally on its head, whilst still retaining a strong sense of reality. If you have never read Michael’s work, I urge you now, go and grab one of his books. His earlier sci-fi works such as Only Forward, or the later reality-based endeavours such as The Straw Men (my personal favourite) all offer a great place to start. It’s the type of storytelling that grips the reader and won’t let go, and you will not be disappointed. His fans can certainly attest to this already. So now, without further ado, it is an absolute privilege and a pleasure to be able to say that Michael Marshall (Smith) has taken some time out of his busy schedule to talk to us here today at Alternative Magazine Online…

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