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I think new writers everywhere need opportunities to get published.
– Greg Egan
A story in Asimov’s is read by hundreds of thousands of people.
Widespread caffeine use explains a lot about the twentieth century.
Australian SF book publishing has undergone a boom recently, and sometimes it’s easier for new writers to sell a book to a local publisher first, which then makes a US edition more likely.
Being rewarded for anything other than the quality of their work is the fastest way to screw-up a writer-and it isn’t only new ones who suffer from that.
Diaspora starts about a thousand years from now. Most of human civilisation has moved inside computers; essentially, a major branch of our descendants consists of conscious software.
I don’t have any structured grand plan; I just intend to keep writing about the things that interest me-some of which change, some of which don’t.
I’m rarely grabbed by anything the way I was when I was 10 years younger. About the only relatively new artists whose albums I own are Beck, and They Might Be Giants.
I admire David Lynch so much, and I think he made some bad decisions with Lost Highway.
Fandom is about fandom, it’s a great big social club.
I’ve been taking longer to write stories lately.
I’ve supported myself by writing since 1992, and I’m probably very nearly unemployable by now because employers are likely to be put off by the long gap.
I hadn’t given much thought to the prospect of a Hugo nomination at the time it happened, but obviously once you’re nominated, winning one seems a bit less far-fetched than before.
Pop science goes flying off in all kinds of fashionable directions, and it often drags a lot of SF writers with it. I’ve been led astray like that myself at times.