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Ask me no questions, I'll tell you no lies. [May. 3rd, 2012|09:02 am]
Marissa Lingen

Prime Books is doing interviews of some (or possibly all? I don't want to misrepresent either way) of the authors in their upcoming Year's Best SF volume. So you can see what I had to say.

[User Picture]From: alecaustin
2012-05-03 03:51 pm (UTC)
You were eloquent and intelligent, as ever.
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[User Picture]From: marshallpayne1
2012-05-03 03:59 pm (UTC)
Fine interview, Marissa!
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[User Picture]From: akitrom
2012-05-03 05:10 pm (UTC)
What a strange set of questions.

I mean, your answers were eloquent, but I probably would never have asked that set of questions. They're almost banal, but in enough of an off-kilter way to provoke some interesting responses.

And in any case, I never offered congratulations for having your work accepted into that collection. So, overdue congratulations.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2012-05-03 05:15 pm (UTC)
I have no idea what I would have asked if I was given Jennifer's job and had to interview an entire anthology full of authors about stories of theirs I hadn't selected. Off-kilter enough to provoke interesting responses is a good result, I feel.

And thanks!
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[User Picture]From: cathshaffer
2012-05-03 06:18 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: pameladean
2012-05-03 08:45 pm (UTC)
You sound so like yourself!

I don't know why I'm surprised. And it certainly made me want to read the story.

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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2012-05-03 08:54 pm (UTC)
Is it matociquala who had the "this is my professional persona" tagline for awhile? Um. Yes. It's very nice to pick a profession where "HELLO I AM A GIANT NERD" is something I can highlight rather than playing down for professional interviews.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2012-05-04 02:57 pm (UTC)
Bracelet, not necklace, but yes.

As for the floors, if so, it was a conversation next to me that filtered into my subconscious, not one I was part of. Which absolutely happens to people, so very cool that it happened to me.
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[User Picture]From: rmnilsson
2012-05-04 04:20 pm (UTC)
Nice interview.

And I totally want that restaurant in my neighborhood.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2012-05-04 07:37 pm (UTC)
I want it in your neighborhood, too! Your neighborhood would be convenient!
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