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    Once you've thrown an idea in the "For Later" bin, does it ever just disappear?

    Nope. All filed in a folder called LOOSE IDEAS as text files, or logged in notebooks that are dated and reviewed periodically.
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    What do you think of the work of, and the overall impact that other New Worlds writers like Michael Moorcock and M. John Harrison?

    Oh my god, what a huge question. (Also, weirdly phrased.)


    The Moorcock-edited period of NEW WORLDS... I wish I'd been around at the time.

    I still think -- as troubled and cash-strapped as it was -- it's still the model of what a science fiction magazine should be. As Moorcock says, it was "the first British publication to run the work of M.C.Escher." That right there is what a science fiction magazine's territory should be, right? Eduardo Paolozzi lent his name to them. Look at a Paolozzi piece:

    The impact of the writers? Look at Ballard. Everything looks like Ballard now. Norman Spinrad -- not only did he prefigure future tv just as clearly as Paddy Chayefsky, but he wrote a science fiction series that led to questions being asked about it in the House of fucking Commons. Is that even imaginable now? It's hard to think of a writer associated with New Worlds who wasn't influential in some way - Pamela Zoline, John Sladek, Brian Aldiss, Harlan Ellison, THOMAS FUCKING PYNCHON...
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    Favourite whisky?
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    Actually, the biggest thing was this: explaining to them that we don't need meetings.

    HAHA! Yeah thats quite ingrained.
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2011
    What is your favorite tea?

    And thank you for the community you've given us.
    • CommentAuthorJECole
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2011
    I wonder if anyone else here has a clue what we're talking about.

    I do. And you've got, what, fourteen years on me?
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2011

    Man, Big Daddy Vs Giant Haystacks was always worth watching.
    • CommentAuthorJECole
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2011
    Man, Big Daddy Vs Giant Haystacks was always worth watching.

    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2011
    When you leave the place where you sleep, do you go out and seek entertainment? If so, what exactly is it that entertains you (other than music, I would wager you've made your musical appreciation apparent enough on here)?
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    How would you feel about writing for a mobile comics? Do you think there would be any constraints that would cause you issues?
    • CommentAuthorIsaacSher
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2011
    Do you have a favorite fight scene? Any medium, any context, any genre, that took your breath away? If so, what about it made it work for you? You once said a good fight was all about The Posing, for example.
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    The BBC comes to you and says "We'd like you to write and episode of Doctor Who". How happy are/aren't you? What do you think you'd want to do with the story?
    • CommentAuthorAdam K
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2011
    Any new music you're specifically looking forward to in 2011?
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2011
    What's the best thing about getting older? What's the worst?
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2011
    1. Darren Aronofsky backs truckload of money up to your front door, asks you to write screenplay to "Supergod". Arse eels or invited in for a cup of tea?

    2. Is your ratio of used to discarded writing ideas increasing or decreasing?

    3. Is there an all ages comic book inside you somewhere?
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    Whats been the most interesting development in music in recent years in your opinion? Not from a technical POV (eg distribution etc) but creatively. Any bands of genres that make you go "Fuck me I didn't see that coming, but I like it!"
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2011
    I like Sizer's questions.
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2011
    Writing advice?

    Books on writing?
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    What's your favorite personal anecdote that you incorporated into one of your works?
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    Were/are you at all inspired by the post-WWII American Beat writers, Kerouac, Burroughs, Ginsberg, Soloman, Cassady, etc? If so, how were you inspired by them? I see these figures/themes in some of your work... perhaps I'm waaayyy off though. Ha.