| Being rewarded for anything other than the quality of their work is the fastest way to screw-up a writer-and it isn't only new ones who suffer from that.
| Widespread caffeine use explains a lot about the twentieth century.
| I've been taking longer to write stories lately.
| Pop science goes flying off in all kinds of fashionable directions, and it often drags a lot of SF writers with it. I've been led astray like that myself at times.
| A story in Asimov's is read by hundreds of thousands of people.
| I don't have any structured grand plan; I just intend to keep writing about the things that interest me-some of which change, some of which don't.
| Diaspora starts about a thousand years from now. Most of human civilisation has moved inside computers; essentially, a major branch of our descendants consists of conscious software.
| I think new writers everywhere need opportunities to get published.
| Australian SF book publishing has undergone a boom recently, and sometimes it's easier for new writers to sell a book to a local publisher first, which then makes a US edition more likely.
| I admire David Lynch so much, and I think he made some bad decisions with Lost Highway.
| I've supported myself by writing since 1992, and I'm probably very nearly unemployable by now because employers are likely to be put off by the long gap.
| I hadn't given much thought to the prospect of a Hugo nomination at the time it happened, but obviously once you're nominated, winning one seems a bit less far-fetched than before.
| I'm rarely grabbed by anything the way I was when I was 10 years younger. About the only relatively new artists whose albums I own are Beck, and They Might Be Giants.
| Fandom is about fandom, it's a great big social club.