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I've been creative writing all my life, though with various haitus(es) along the way. IFrom 2010 I started this blog and enjoyed sharing writing and other information with everyone. illness and bereavement supplied the more recent hiatus.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Meet Sci-Fi Author Al Reynolds

I was introduced to the International Best Selling Sci-Fi author
Al Reynolds in April 2011. He happily chatted about writing with me and I
was delighted when he agreed to a blog interview. I've cut out the questions and left his answers for you to read. 

 In a future post, he'll answer those questions posed by 8 bloggers 
in the Burning Questions post  & ANSWERS HERE

For now a HUGE THANK YOU to him for giving his time and expertise so generously.


  1. What an interesting man! I love the comment that it would be boring if it ever got easier!

    Thank you both for taking the time to do this.

  2. It was just really enlightening reading this, thank you Madeleine and the amazing Mr Reynolds! My goodness - that's Alistair Reynolds. Wow. What a guy!! Thank you!! Take care

  3. It's always interesting to see inside the mind of an author. Excellent:-)

  4. Madeleine, what a scoop. I am really looking foward to reading 'Blue Remembered Earth', optimistic SF? Africa as a dominant world power? Sounds like just my cup of tea.

    Thanks for putting this together, and thanks to Al Reynolds for sharing his thoughts with us.

  5. Reynolds is one heck of a SF writer. I like what he says about his short story sales/contacts leading to his first book deal; that's my goal as well. Looking forward to his answering my "burning question" tomorrow!

  6. Wow! What a great interview!! So interested in his work now!

  7. Wow. This is a superb interview - thank you Madeleine and Al. I'm off to google his books!

    Ellie Garratt

  8. 'I know when I've written something that is good on my terms, but whether the world will agree with me is a different thing, entirely.'

    Sobering, if only because it is so resonant.

  9. This is cool thanks for the information. It's nice to know a little more about him.

  10. How very good of you to introduce us to authors we may have previously not heard of!
    my email is ape_hoyt@yahoo.com :D

  11. Ooo! I'm envious. Cool that you got to meet Al and great that he's sharing his wisdom with us.

  12. Great interview Madeleine and Al, thanks for making it sound less daunting :)

  13. Great interview - I really enjoyed reading this! 6-9 months for a book? That is impressive - I wish I could finish one that quickly!

  14. Love his answers! Especially with the last about it not getting easier in one sense, but in another the technical aspects do.


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