Today is all about links, links, links!
First up is Neil Gaiman, whose interview at Powells I found, courtesy of crankywriter. One of her fave parts is the same as mine:
Stephen King talks about the “boys in the basement” in our writing. As a writer, you learn to rely on “the boys in the basement.” You trust them. One always has to be prepared to follow any thought into the realms of the unthinkable, just in order to see where it goes. As a writer, I think that’s sort of our job.
::sigh:: I love that man. I cannot wait for Anansi Boys.
Next up is from John Scalzi’s blog, where he writes about Amazon.com’s new feature: selling short stories from published authors for $.49 a pop. Pros and cons are addressed. Personally, I’m with John on this one. If you aren’t already famous, the chances of you making any significant money are close to none.
BoingBoing.net gave me Klingon Fairy Tales (such as, “Little Red Riding Hood Strays Into the Neutral Zone and Is Never Heard From Again, Although There Are Rumors … Awful, Awful Rumors”), as well as celebrity women who some artists have rendered in Muslim clothing as part of a series of greeting cards in Tehran. Which is…odd, but interesting to look at.
Finally, this isn’t a link, but a plug. I just finished reading Naomi Mitchison’s book of wonder, Travel Light, which has been brought back into print by Kelly Link and Gavin Grant’s press, Small Beer Press. Travel Light is one of most whimisical, evocative, and profound books I have read in a long time. Could be I’m the only one who feels that way, but that’s fine. I love it, and highly recommend the book to others.