One of the nicest people just made the New York Times list. Congratulations, Lynn!
Via Mediabistro, this discussion on whether Science Fiction is going the way of the dinosaur:
Bantam senior editor Anne Groell ran with that ball, talking about her own experience seeing fantasy titles cross over to romance audiences. “There’s a lot of freedom in how you can cross genres today in ways you couldn’t before,” she said, to which Spinrad countered that he believed it was harder for established SF/fantasy writers to make that crossing than writers from other fields who added fantastic elements to their writing. “Science fiction creates a floor,” he insisted, “but it also creates a ceiling.”
There’s also the genre ghetto to consider, which some writers – and readers – will never cross.
From Dear Author, a very interesting interview with Heather Osborn, a former Ellora’s Cave editor who is now working for Tor.