Liesel Schwarz on Steampunk, Magic and ‘A Conspiracy of Alchemists’


Liesel Schwarz joined us at San Diego Comic Con to discuss her novel A Conspiracy of Alchemists. We delved quite deeply into the novel’s rich background of magic and mysticism, as well as the inherent difficulties of writing about lead female character based in an era that wasn’t especially friendly to women.

I apologize sincerely for the sound quality in this video. It was extremely loud on the convention floor, I’m afraid, and while you can hear Liesel perfectly, my own voice is a little muted. I’ve corrected what I could, and I hope that you’ll still find the final product enjoyable.