The Resnick is a science fiction creature, displaying a propensity for accumulating Hugos and Nebulas. Has a marked fondness for cheese blintzes and half to three-quarter naked pirate queens. His publication list must be viewed to be believed and may cause the expression “Holy snapping ducksh*t” to exit the mouth of the viewer. May be found in the collaborative company of Campbell award nominee, Lezli Robyn.
1. What are your writing fetishes, i.e. what can’t you write without?
I’m inclined to say a keyboard, but I assume you want a minimally less facetious answer. I can’t write without music playing – the same music over and over and over, because if I change it I listen to it, and if I listen to it I don’t concentrate enough of the writing.
2. How many Hugo award winners does it take to change a light bulb?
I don’t know about Hugo winners, but I know how many publishers it takes to screw in a lightbulb: Three. (Two to hold the writer down, and …)
3. A story can always be improved by the addition of …
A. A lusty half-naked pirate queen.
B. A massive alien attack on Springfield, Missouri. (I was stranded in their damned airport for 5 hours. It has to be their primary target.)
C. A hero named Lance Sterling.
D. References to Mike Resnick as the great literary artist of the 20th and 21st Centuries.
E. A lusty three-quarter-naked pirate queen.
4. I hate being a writer when …
I love being a writer every minute of the day. If I was ever going to hate it, it would be when publishers are 4 months late (or more) paying me what they owe me – but then I would have hated every minute of it for 45 years.
5. Donuts or danishes?
His webpage is here.