Well, one idea would be to ask Brian Aldiss to reflect on the recently late Harry Harrison, a personal favourite of mine and - I believe - an industry stalwart.
Not long now ‘till Brighton SF on Thursday evening with Brian Aldiss, Lauren Beukes, and Jeff Noon. I’ll be the host for the evening so I should make sure that I’ve got lots of incisive questions for the three authors…
What the hell am I thinking‽ I have no idea what I’m doing. Damn it, Jim, I’m a sci-fi fan, not an interviewer!
I could do with your help. If you have anything—anything at all—that you’d like to ask one or all of these luminaries, please share it with me. We’ll be taking questions from the floor on the night too, but I’d feel a lot better if I had a nice stack of good questions to get the ball rolling.
So please, leave a comment and let me know what I should be asking these three masters of sci-fi.
Lauren Beukes— In Zoo City you wrote: In pagan/wiccan/shamanic circles the world over, it is agreed that you don’t choose your power animal, or familiar. The animal chooses you.
Do you believe this and if so what is your power animal? And is there a story behind this?
Lauren Beukes—-Zoo City: Correction in my above post. You didn’t write that. But there are power animals in your novel.
What is your favourite truth about humanity’s past to consider when writing about it’s future?
Jeff Noon didn’t have a novel published between 2002 and 2012 yet before that gap he was producing some fascinating work. Was he still writing novels when he wasn’t publishing? And, if so, what did that feel like.
Also, please could ask him where I can find a cheap copy of Cobralingus.