An Interview with E.G. Wilson

Where did I find inspiration for the Voiceless Duology? What was my road to publishing like? What does a normal day look like for me? & more at Evan W.S. Morgan’s blog.

Evan W.S. Morgan

I had the chance to talk to E.G. Wilson, author of the New Zealand-based science fiction Voiceless Duology, about her debut novel(s), writing, and more!

  1. Where did the idea for the Voiceless Duology come from?

I was working as a Planner at the local council when I got the germ of an idea for what would become Voiceless. The whole concept sprang from a single sentence — a sentence that someone said in real life and a sentence I built the whole first book around. In context it’s not all that significant. But it’s actually there in the book if you know where to look.

Voiceless started as… let me find my early notes… The Little Mermaid meets Inception meets Inkheart. Obviously I developed it heavily from there, but the core of the three remained: a quest to regain a lost voice, a journey involving weird time flow and trippy…

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12-36 Film

This has been in the works for a while now, but it’s finally happening! Local company Rolling Ridges Productions are making a movie of my short story 12-36 (which was in At The Edge, a NZ/AUS SFFH anthology which came out earlier this year) — but they need your help. Follow the link to see the intro video and pledge to receive your own copy of the short film when it comes out!


The Kickstarter is closed, and we are officially funded for the first book in the Voiceless Duology! Thank you to all 110 backers, and to everyone else who supported in various ways!

Final backer numbers:
United States 56
New Zealand 31
Germany 5
Australia 4
United Kingdom 4
Sweden 2
Belgium 1
Brazil 1
Canada 1
Malaysia 1

I Talk 12-36 On Angela Slatter’s Blog

1. What inspired your story?

The short answer is: Joss Whedon’s Firefly.

The longer answer is Firefly, and Terry Pratchett, and the fact that I am very much in love with my tiny home country at the bottom of the world.

Truth is, I was in the middle of Camp NaNoWriMo when I saw the call for submissions…

Today on Angela Slatter’s blog, I talk about 12-36: what inspired it, why I like the project, and what’s next. Find the full thing here.