George Mann is the author of the Newbury and Hobbes and The Ghost series of novels, as well as numerous short stories, novellas and audiobooks. He has written fiction and audio scripts for the BBC’s Doctor Who and Sherlock Holmes. He is also a respected anthologist and has edited The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction and The Solaris Book of New Fantasy. His latest book is a collection of Newbury and Hobbes short stories titled The Casebook of Newbury & Hobbes, out now from Titan Books.
We had the opportunity to ask George about Newbury and Hobbes, his influences and the treatment of women in Victorian times and what’s next for the series.
SF SIGNAL: Hi George. For folks who do not know what the Newbury & Hobbes stories are about: give us the elevator pitch.
GEORGE MANN: Oh, blimey! I tend to think of them as ‘fantastic Victoriana’. Mystery novels with a supernatural or occult twist, furnished with the trappings of the steampunk genre. How’s that?
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