Way, way back in the mists of time—last October, at the World Fantasy Convention in Columbus, Ohio, to be precise—I sat down for a wild, wide-ranging, and totally serious conversation with Brent Bowen for Adventures in SciFi Publishing.
The full recording of our conversation can be found here.
I think it came out pretty well, even if our conversation was completely dour and not at all lighthearted or frivolous.
I met Brent at ConQuesT in Kansas City last May. (Where I also had a chance to catch up with expat New Mexico SF writer Terry England. Hi, Terry.) He was incredibly kind, and actually went to the trouble of driving into town and joining the convention for a few hours in order to come to my signing. (Things like that stick out in my mind. Because, you know, when I do signings at conventions the lines are SO VERY LONG.) And it turned out we know some of the same folks online (even though, as Brent politely points out in the interview, I am a complete failure at social networking).
Our conversation took place just after I had returned from Australia, where I had spoken with my editor during Worldcon. So the information I gave during this conversation about the publication delay for The Coldest War was up to date at the time, but it was quickly superseded by more recent developments from February/March of this year.
This is the second podcast conversation/interview I’ve done, and I have to say I really enjoy these. Both Tom and Veronica at Sword and Laser, and Brent with AISFP, were really fun and easy to talk to. It’s to their credit that I find myself fairly relaxed in these situations. (No less socially awkward than normal, of course. But at least I’m relaxed about it.) I enjoy the format where we basically just have a conversation. It feels like I’m just hanging out with new friends, rather than trying to sound halfway intelligent.
Anyway, check out the podcast. We had a good time with it.