OK, Question For The Hive Mind
If, theoretically, you were going to do a radio interview with Lawrence Miles over the phone on Monday, and you’d never done an interview with anyone before, and you didn’t have a clue what to ask him…
What would you ask him?
I already answered this, but Tumblr would only let me pose one question, so here are a few more:
-“Apart from ‘What’s your favorite science fiction book?’ are there any questions that you don’t want to be asked?”
-“Did you write more scripts for the Faction Paradox comics than the two that were published? If so, will the extras ever make their way online?”
-“Have you written anything for pay that hasn’t been listed on your Wikipedia page?”
-“How do you feel about having a fanbase?”
-“Do you have any tips on how to survive on an authorial salary?”
-“What makes good fiction?”
-“What led to the creation of ‘The Adolescence of Time’?”
-“Are there any parts of The Book of the War or the Faction Paradox universe that you’re particularly proud of?”
-“Any advice for writers trying to wrap their heads around writing in the Faction Paradox universe?”
-“In This Town Will Never Let Us Go, you end the novel with a brief aside pointing out that all it takes to make culture horrifically bland and meaningless are self-enforced standards of good taste designed to keep it that way forever. Apart from waiting for the Earth to end, is there anything people can do prevent or reverse that?”
-“With Protocols on iTunes and the books on Kindle, do you think Faction Paradox’s new accessibility will bring in new fans?”
-“Faction Paradox has hung on to the world for twelve years now. What do you think the future holds for it?”
I want a hedgehog for a pet. That or a snake, but definitely not both, or else my home would be the stage for a tragedy or a Looney Tunes reenactment.
Anonymous asked: Andrew Hickey may or may not have an interview with Lawrence Miles. He has a thing on his tumblr he wants people to send him ideas for questions. I can't link it in anon asks, but you've had conversations via reblog with Hickey before. Thought you'd want to know. TTFN.
That is very useful information! I’ve been waiting for this kind of opportunity for quite some time now, in fact! Thank you kindly, my mysterious and helpful anon friend. Please, do drop by again.
On the subject of Doctor Who writers who we’d like to write for the Twelfth Doctor, I’d like to offer up Steve Lyons and Trevor Baxendale.
I only ever seemed to intersect with Power Rangers in near-collisions, brushing past it in VHS previews and catching the last two minutes of two different episodes of SPD in the dark hours of pre-dawn Saturday mornings.
I’ve suddenly been hit with something I’m reluctant to call an anxiety attack. I just accidentally researched the future history of Lisa Simpson- don’t ask, I don’t understand either- and for some reason I feel really, earnestly concerned for her. And my chest has a dull post-nightmare ache, my heartbeat’s above average, and the room seems a bit darker than it used to be.
I think it’s fading as I type this. My heartbeat has done some very unpleasant things to me in the past, and this isn’t nearly as bad. I don’t understand what led to it, though. Everybody’d better start tagging their posts “tw: simpsons wiki entries”.
I can tell that Cryptonomicon is a Neal Stephenson novel because “intermuros” and “Nipponese” appear in the same paragraph.
I think when someone asks me about my religious affiliation, I should respond with a Lovecraft deity. “Yes, I have faith in my savior, Nyarlathotep, who will take me to the blasted, maddening pipers around the Outer Gods upon my meatbody’s destruction.”