Interviews With The Fantastic
InterGalactic Interview With James P. Blaylock
by Darrell Schweitzer
James P. Blaylock is certainly one of the pioneers of Steampunk. Whether he invented it or not is
under discussion in this interview. He was in any case born in 1950 and is noted for decidedly
strange, often humorous novels such as The Elfin Ship, The Stone Giant, The Digging Leviathan,
Lord Kelvin's Engine, Zeuglodon, The Last Coin, The Paper Grail, All the Bells on Earth,
Knights of the Cornerstone, etc. He won the World Fantasy Award for the story "Paper Dragons"
in 1986 and "Thirteen Phantasms" in 1997.