If you’re stuck inside with not much to do, take a look at the stories, essays, and interviews that have interested me this week:
Shimmer interviews my friend A.C. Wise, whose story “Tasting of the Sea” appears in issue #16.
Rose Lemberg collected speculative fiction poetry recommendations from various editors – read the list here.
Geoff Ryman’s famously sad novel, Was, is now available as an ebook from Weightless Books (their page has excerpts from the book).
Avi Steinberg talks writing and the Gilbert v Roth argument:
That’s the kind of a person it takes to be a writer: someone who’s zealous and ready to argue, someone who has Philip Roth tell him, “It’s torture, don’t do it,” and replies, “You had me at ‘torture.’ ” You don’t enter into it because it’s a great lifestyle decision—it isn’t—you do it because, for whatever reason, you believe in it, and you believe in it because, for whatever reason, you need to believe in it.
Discover News says readers grasp digital media (aka ebooks) just as well as print.
Eddie Huang (author, chef, and tv personality) talks to NPR about Asian-American food, family, and masculinity. (podcast/interview)
NY Review of Books talks about Wes Anderson as a writer.
Stupefying Stories put together a free ebook of shorts by authors eligible for this year’s Campbell Award.
Wonderful Chet Baker documentary “Let’s Get Lost” now on YouTube.
And… My latest appearance on the SF Signal podcast is now up: “2013 SF/F/H Conventions We’re Anticipating“. I mainly talk about how great Readercon is.