Sunday, June 04, 2006
Kim Newman Speaks
Rick Kleffel has posted an interview he did with Kim Newman at the recent World Horror Convention in San Francisco, available in MP3 and Real formats. I've just now finished listening to it, and it's well worth the time. Kim talks a bit about The Man from the Diogenes Club, about the course of his career, about his influences and inspirations, and about how he relates to genre fiction and the various genre communities in which he moves. He name-checks Philip Jose Farmer and Michael Moorcock as influences, and has a lot of fascinating things to say about the use of popular culture in his own work and that of Moorcock, which I found of particular interest.