Welcome to a conversation with Malazan series authors Steven Erikson and Ian Cameron Esslemont! The two will be chatting back and forth about various elements in the Malazan books, starting after the cut and continuing in the comments.
Steven Erikson: Hello to all readers, oh, and to Cam who is now sitting opposite me overlooking the hotel lobby. It’s horking cold out (that’s a Canadianism, by the way). We’ve been sitting around discussing what we’d talk about here; one thing I noticed, on the Malazan forum, was a thread on the the world map, to which one thing needs saying. Cam is left-handed and I am right-handed and this has led to confusion again and again on how we internally visualise things. As an aside, the opening line in Lees is wrong, and “west” should read “east.” (I think, I don’t have the map with me at the mo.) Anyway, Cam’s written something so I’ll pass it over to him now…
Ian Cameron Esslemont: Hello everyone from WorldFantCon.
Firstly, thank to everybody for opening up this re-read to the wider Malaz world beyond the Book of the Fallen. Steve and I are here side by side to chat and answer questions.
I understand Steve started talking about maps. We have a world map from way back that showed the continents and their relationships, etc. When life took us to separate cities and then countries I believe the world map got buried, and Steve ended up adding a new continent. That complicated things but I believe we worked out that one. Anyway, perhaps some inconsistencies can be blamed there. (On him! Ha.)
The conversation continues in the comments!