Daily Archives: December 20, 2006

Are Short Stories Necessary?

Justine Larbalestier is thinking about short stories and whether they are a necessary part of every writers’ writing diet: Given that I can’t write a decent short story to save my life and have sold three novels I don’t think short stories are not necessary to build a career as a novelist. Short stories and […]

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On Carl Sagan

When I was eleven, I thought Carl Sagan was the coolest guy in the world. And that was because he was speaking right at me. At the age of 11, in 1980, I was a kid utterly convinced that he was going to grow up to be an astronomer — I loved the stars, I […]

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