In der September-Ausgabe des Literaturmagazins Locus spricht Gail Carriger, Autorin der “The Parasol Protectorate” Bücher, über ihre Motivation zu schreiben und was ihre Ziele in der Zukunft sind. Gail Carriger ist bekannt für ihre spitze Feder, wie sie zum Beispiel in diesem Artikel über Bekleidung bei Science-Fiction-Cons unter Beweis stellt.
“There isn’t a lot of comedy in science fiction and fantasy. There are some big names, by and large male, writing a certain kind of humor that appeals to a certain kind of audience. I was interested in seeing if I could write the kind of humor that would appeal to female readers, because they are the majority of readers and I’ve always enjoyed reading women authors myself. Also, I started writing Soulless at the beginning of the economic recession, and I wanted something that would cheer people up. I don’t want to be gritty or edgy; I just want people to giggle when they read my book, and I want them to be smiling at the end of it. So that was what I went for.”