Thursday, June 9, 2011
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011
No politics, no pitching, just questions about craft, writing, etc. #sffwrtchtTonight’s guest is the founder/editor of MBrane SF magazine. He also edited an anthology of queer SFF “Things We Are Not” Chris Fletcher is a professional chef for his dayjob and edits/writes at night. Welcome to #sffwrtcht @MBraneSF!
Hi there #sffwrtcht
RT @pattyjansen: @BryanThomasS can we have link to the FB page? #SFFWRTCHT http://on.fb.me/ew2cCH
First things first, is St. louis still alive and kicking? #sffwrtcht
We are doing OK. Had a lot of hail and storminess a couple hours ago, but not too much trouble where I am #sffwrtcht
Let’s start with the basics: where did your interest in Science Fiction and Fantasy come from? #sffwrtcht
As long as I can remember reading (which is my whole life) I was drawn to the speculative and weird. First book I could read by myself when I was like 4 was Seuss's "Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now." Later I got into classic stuff like wells and Verne by way of those kid versions. And the it went from there into a whole range of writers as I got older. #sffwrtcht
Who were some of the authors whose work most thrilled and inspired you? #sffwrtcht
When I was in high school I discovered Ellison and other New Wave writers and they are huge influence. Ted Sturgeon, Delany, James Tiptree, many others. Also read tons of Asimov, Heinlein. Then I had spell of loving cyber for while, especially Sterling. #sffwrtcht
@mbranesf Last year saw a great story in Crossed Genres, the debut of Aether Age, the first issue of Fantastique Unfettered..HOW? #sffwrtcht