Here he shares some ideas for casting an adaptation of Arctic Rising:
Idris Elba to play Prudence Jones, the Caribbean secret agent. He has a sense of easy gravitas. He might overpower it a bit, but the actor himself I think could bring that down a bit to fit the role just right.Learn more about the book and author at Tobias S. Buckell's website and blog.
Genevieve Nnaji as Anika Duncan. She's one of Nollywood's leading ladies and judging by the movie Ije, I think would do well.
And Jewel Staite for Violet! She has that friendly, mid-west sort of thing going on. The dissonance of her being a cheerful drug lord with her headquarters over a dance club made out of a greenhouse would be terrific.
Writers Read: Tobias S. Buckell.