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Naomi Novik

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An avid reader of fantasy literature since age six, when she first made her way through The Lord of the Rings, Naomi Novik is also a history buff with a particular interest in the Napoleonic era and a fondness for the work of Patrick O’Brian and Jane Austen. She studied English literature at Brown University, and did graduate work in computer science at Columbia University before leaving to participate in the design and development of the computer game Neverwinter Nights: Shadow of Undrentide. Over the course of a brief winter sojourn spent working on the game in Edmonton, Canada (accompanied by a truly alarming coat that now lives brooding in the depths of her closet), she realized she preferred writing to programming, and on returning to ...more

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Naomi Novik I think Temeraire dragons would hate airplanes and would conversely be utterly delighted by balloons and zeppelins, although not to the satisfaction…moreI think Temeraire dragons would hate airplanes and would conversely be utterly delighted by balloons and zeppelins, although not to the satisfaction of the passengers, since the dragons would try and play with them. Also the interaction between firebreathers and any hydrogen-based aircraft would be short and lamentable.

My suspicion is that in the Temeraire universe, the future of aviation looks very different than in our own -- I haven't worked out in my head exactly what it would be, but I suspect that aircraft would at least initially end up built up *around* dragons, out of progressive enhancements that would allow dragons to carry more people, fly further distances, work in concert to fire bigger weapons, etc. Smaller incremental changes are easier to make, so if you've already got a dragon to start with, you'd probably worry less about getting off the ground, and more about being more effective in the air. You might eventually get around to "replacing" the dragon inside, but I suspect not until roughly the same time we get around to replacing the people inside cars. (less)
Naomi Novik It's coming! I'm about halfway through and having a good time, which hopefully translates into readers having a good time too.
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Naomi will be visiting a few stores and a few conventions for the release of Spinning Silver, her new fantasy novel publishing July 10, 2018!


Here are the details!


June 15-17, 2018

Denver Comic Con

Colorado Convention Center

https://denvercomiccon.com/authors/naomi-novik/


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Time: 7:00PM

Book Culture

450 Columbus Ave.

New York, NY 10024

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Lucinda Dear Naomi,
Thank you so much for accepting my friendship request here on Goodreads. Your epic fantasy novels are truly spectacular!
Kind Regards
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