Mammals Underfoot! An Interview by Jeff VanderMeer! Excessive Use of "!" by Me!

Let’s try this again (after yesterday’s premature effort!) …

Jeff VanderMeer interviews some emerging authors, of whom I am apparently one, at the wonderful Clarkesworld. There’s also the gravy boat of awesome in the many and varied forms of Jesse Bullington, N.K. Jemisin, Tessa Kum, Meghan McCarron, Shweta Narayan, Jeremy C. Shipp and Genevieve Valentine. Huzzah!

“Every once in awhile, it’s good for a fool like me, entering mid-career, to check the pulse of what’s going on among the emerging writers who will one day call you a curmudgeon. Keeping tabs on this unruly, diverse lot not only lets you see the end of the road coming from much farther away and softens the often abrupt transition from “young turk” to “old fart”—it also re-energizes you and helps ensure that your reading patterns don’t get too predictable. Usually, I keep up via blogs and online fiction, but I thought it would be interesting to interview a few emerging writers about subjects like their connection to the larger community, where they see themselves in five years, what they’ve been reading, and their take on mammals versus large reptiles. A kind of core sample, if you will…”

Read the rest here: and find the photos here (look if you dare).

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