People What I Work With (part 1)

There’s an interview up on The Alien Online with my lovely publisher Jane Johnson* about the tenth anniversary of the Voyager imprint at HarperCollins. It’s always nice to see someone who’s really passionate about her bestest favourite genre -- SF and Fantasy -- and she’s not afraid to put the boot in either:

“Low points have been the media response to Tolkien winning Author of the Century and The Big Read (the literati proving themselves yet again to be a bunch of ill-read, bigoted snobs); the fall of the Net Book Agreement and the subsequent zombie-like retreat of the bookchains behind a wall of guaranteed crappy bestsellers...”

She has been known to kick some ass.

*Yup, that one – best selling novelist, rock climber, and all round good egg.