Salman Rushdie and author danger: a cautionary tale

Last week’s attack on Salman Rushdie underscored, for me, one of the harder realities of being a writer. You get hated by total strangers. And sometimes they go berserk. Its sad that authors get targeted, physically or otherwise. One might argue that Rushdie was a special case; but on my experience it’s a risk all … More Salman Rushdie and author danger: a cautionary tale

George R. R. Martin won’t license his world. Quite right too.

George R. R. Martin reportedly said this week that he wouldn’t license his fantasy world. He also apparently told fan fiction writers he’d prefer they didn’t borrow his world. Both points are interesting, and I basically agree. I won’t get a chance to ask him about that in person – he’s in Wellington late next week, … More George R. R. Martin won’t license his world. Quite right too.