In the Dragon’s Den: Interview with Steven Erikson Part 2
TCD: So carrying on then from the other day, you also have The Fiends of Nightmaria about to be released, a new Bauchelain and Korbal Broach novella. For those not familiar with this series of Malazan novellas how would you describe them?
SE: They’re just stories following two evil, insane heroes. Nothing unusual there, really. Oh, and it’s a lighter side of the Malazan world, assuming one can characterise ‘lighter’ as darker. The whole Malazan Book of the Fallen is just the necessary frame for my Bauchelain and Korbal Broach novellas. Most people have got that the wrong way round. Everything important and vital that I feel the need to say shows up in the novellas. Like, breasts with mouths instead of nipples and men who use beard trimmings to insulate their houses. I understand that most of my readers are proceeding under a misapprehension about all of this, but I expect Fiends of Nightmaria to put them straight.