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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:43 am 
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I'm not in any danger of running out of authors to feature in Case Notes just yet, but wondering how long it should be before we reprise people we've done before?

For example, we had Michael Marshall Smith in #1, and that was two and a half years ago, so would readers like to see him interviewed again when his next book comes out, or is it too early?

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I think you just have to play it as relevant: obviously we don't want to read about the same old authors issue after issue, but if you feel there's something new an author might say regarding a new publication (that's more than just "buy my book" hype) then I don't see any problem in giving them a second/third/fifth/tenth appearance in the magazine. Like you say, with Michael Marshall Smith it's been two and a half years - if he has something new to say then why not feature him again? Black Static often features STORIES from authors who have featured in it before, but because each story is different and new, it never feels like repetition.

Ultimately, I think that's the distinction: you never want to truly REPEAT yourself in the magazine, but if a repeat appearance from someone brings us something timely and new - new questions; new answers - then why not feature them again?

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I think there's no harm in having the same person twice so long as there is something new to say.
Or alternatively drop the case notes occasionally and get another story in?


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What would be nice is a feature on James P Blaylock, who is my favourite writer of recent times, if that is possible?
His novels seem tp hurl about on a jolly old rollercoaster
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Years since I read any Blaylock, though once I used to pick up his books religiously. Whoever publishes him now, they don't send me review copies.

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His latest pubs are from Ace Books and Subterranean Press. I remember reading Homunculus back in my student days.

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He just done a new one called Knights of the Cornerstone which I've got lined up to read. And I believe its a take on the Knights Templar.


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How about a James Cooper Interview to coincide with his new collection that features several BS stories?

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He's someone I'll keep in mind for future, but not going to happen with this book I'm afraid. Slots for the next three issues are already pencilled in.

Suggestions for future interviewees are welcome, but I won't respond to them as I don't want to get anyone's hopes up (or crushed).

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