Children of Artifice is about falling in love with someone you shouldn’t.
It’s about identity, and finding out who you are, and knowing who you want to be.
It’s about harsh parents, and their expectations. It’s about facing your family’s judgements, and winning.
It’s about being man, and facing an abusive relationship. It’s about being devoid of emotion, yet falling in love anyway.
It’s raw, and molten, and sensual. It’s an urban fantasy, a fairy tale, a metallurgical, magical love story.
It’s also between two young men – but that kind of wasn’t the point.
And it’s eligible for a Hugo.
Go on, you know you want to… —