Monday, August 08, 2005

Analog review

I tracked down the new issue of Analog today, and yeppers, there's a good review of Voices of Vision by Tom Easton contained therein:
The latest in the University of Nebraska's Bison Books series is Jayme Lynn Blaschke's Voices of Vision. Over the last few years, Blaschke has interviewed seventeen editors (including our own Stanley Schmidt), novelists (Robin Hobb, Patricia Anthony, Charles de Lint and Elizabeth Moon), comic book creators (including Neil Gaiman), and Old Masters (Samuel R. Delany, Gene Wolfe, Harlan Ellison and Jack Williamson). Those interviews are here assembled for your edification.

As usual in interview books, you get an assortment of views, comments, reflections and so on that can illuminate the persons behind work you enjoy. It helps when the interviewer asks intelligent questions and draws his subjects out, and that is precisely what Blaschke does. It also helps that the interviews are still fairly fresh; there's nothing here from before the late nineties.

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