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Jad Smith

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780252037337

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252037337.001.0001

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Interview with John Brunner

Interview with John Brunner

Conducted by Steven L. Goldstein

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(p.128) Interview with John Brunner
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John Brunner
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Jad Smith

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037337.003.0006

This chapter presents the transcript of an interview with John Brunner conducted by Steven L. Goldstein. The interview covered topics such as where Brunner gets his ideas; how he goes about putting his ideas on paper; whether he believes that the future will be as bleak as he made it appear in The Sheep Look Up; whether he follows a set, daily pattern in his work; if he knew that his experimental novels such as Stand on Zanzibar and The Jagged Orbit would turn out the way they did; advice that he can give to aspiring writers; his views on the influence of mainstream writers on science fiction; and how he felt when he won the Hugo Award for Stand on Zanzibar.

Keywords:   interviews, John Brunner, science fiction authors, science fiction writers, The Sheep Look Up, Stand on Zanzibar, The Jagged Orbit

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