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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 - 04:24 pm:   

I realize that I should just have a general interview topic but I can't seem to change the subject on the old interviews and am afraid to start messing with moving them into one topic. Maybe when I'm really bored....
Anyway,
A new interview with me has gone up today at:
http://www.wildriverreview.com/2-profiles_datlow.html
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PM
Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 - 07:41 pm:   

No mention of zombies in the interview :-(

Zombies and the undead are popular aren't they?

While on the site I saw an article featuring someone that has to be a relative of someone I know. If you hadn't had your interview I would have missed it. Thanks!
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 - 08:01 pm:   

No with me, they're not ;-) I think they're usually pretty dull myself. However I did recently enjoy Monster Island.
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PM
Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 - 08:23 pm:   

Pep up the undead!

Your cat horror book sounds like fun. I'll have to chase down a copy...
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PM
Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - 10:03 pm:   

Reissue sounds great!

Do you know what the format will be: mass or trade?

There was a mention that other reissues were forthcoming. What will they be?
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 06:45 am:   

I belive it will be a trade paperback.

Wildside/Prime is interested in several more including Blood is Not Enough and A Whisper of Blood and another publisher (I don't want to say anything until it's definite) is interested in others.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 01:14 pm:   

John,
Nope. The following is on his website:

"Monster Nation is the second volume in a trilogy. The first volume, Monster Island, is still available. Monster Island tells the story of what happened to New York City after the rise of the dead."
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John Joseph Adams
Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 01:20 pm:   

The galley I have says "In this prequel to Monster Island..."
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 03:31 pm:   

I guess we won't know till someone actually reads the galleys of the second book.:-)
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Gordon Van Gelder
Posted on Friday, June 23, 2006 - 11:45 am:   

Or you could go to this website and read it now: http://www.brokentype.com/nation/
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Wednesday, September 06, 2006 - 09:34 pm:   

Paula Guran interviewed me several months ago for
CFQ/Cinefantastique, Vol. 38 No. 2--I never saw the final interview because the magazine didn't send me a copy--even though Paula asked (I'm not sure she got a copy). Anyway, Paula has now posted the interview on her website:
http://www.darkecho.com/darkecho/interview_datlow_cfq.html
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Thursday, September 07, 2006 - 01:30 pm:   

I was interviewed for a Balticon podcast:
I can't bear to hear myself being interviewed so I don't know how it turned out ;-)

http://balticonpodcast.org/wordpress/?p=62
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Chris Dodson
Posted on Friday, September 08, 2006 - 01:15 am:   

Cool! I'm not a convention-goer, so that's the first time I've heard the voices of you and some of the other interviewees. Bob Silverberg sounded exactly like I'd always imagined, but you and James Patrick Kelly sounded completely different -- go figure. :-)

That guy certainly wasn't the best interviewer in the world, though. I cut him a little slack because it was at a party that probably offered plenty of distractions, but still . . . the part at the beginning where you had to explain to him like 20 times what an editor does was pretty cringeworthy.

Good interview overall, though. INFERNO sounds like it has a (ahem) hell of a line-up -- can't wait to read it.
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Nathan Ballingrud
Posted on Friday, September 08, 2006 - 06:58 am:   

Oh my goodness ... "Ellen Datlow edits SciFiction magazine and anthologies ... so Anthologies is a print magazine?"

And he seemed so disapproving when you said that when you're commuting you read newspapers rather than listen to podcasts. "Ah ... does that give you a lot of eyestrain?"

Oh my goodness.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Friday, September 08, 2006 - 07:47 am:   

ummm. No comment, other than to say a lot of people do not know what editors actually do.

:-)
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PM
Posted on Saturday, September 09, 2006 - 11:24 pm:   

Just listened to the interview. It was hard not to laugh my ass off...but I also felt sorry for the poor guy.

Ellen, can you tell us in 250 words or less what a podcast is :-) ?

Well that's the danger of doing live interviews and even though it turned out rather unlike anything I would have wanted it to be it still seemed to ramble on not entirely unlike this sentence.

It's commendable that you're willing to put yourself in these situations with the ignorant and or inexperienced...
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Sunday, September 10, 2006 - 08:43 am:   

PM,
He approached me at the party, I had a drink or two and I'd thought why not. I assumed he'd actually know who I was and what I do--but when he congratulated me, I asked what for, and I think he said for winning the Hugo...I knew I was in trouble :-)
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PM
Posted on Sunday, September 10, 2006 - 11:07 am:   

When you said something along the lines of "should I be talking down?" I could have cried...even though it was intended literally it was too damn funny.

I greatly respect your restraint both here and in the interview.

I can't help thinking though that after the interview ended the poor guy lounged forward and threw his arms around you and cried, "Will you be my sci-fi mom?"
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Jason D. Wittman
Posted on Monday, September 11, 2006 - 05:38 pm:   

"And he seemed so disapproving when you said that when you're commuting you read newspapers rather than listen to podcasts. 'Ah ... does that give you a lot of eyestrain?'"

Ellen should have said, "Does listening to podcasts give you earstrain?" :-D
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Monday, September 11, 2006 - 06:57 pm:   

LOL. Or... "Doesn't listening to podcasts make you go deaf?" tsk tsk
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Wednesday, October 04, 2006 - 07:31 am:   

It's not bad (in fact it's pretty accurate) except for the fact that I did not "discover" any of the writers he mentions.
http://www.columbusdispatch.com/features-story.php?story=dispatch/2006/1 0/04/20061004-G1-04.html
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PM
Posted on Wednesday, October 04, 2006 - 08:16 am:   

Well we'll just have to start calling you "Christopher Columbus" :-T

Sheesh! Not only did those authors get the "discovery" but I can only imagine how they'll feel when they read the next paragraph and get contrasted with "prominent authors". That's a double slap.

It's a good thing that you didn't discover that Lucius Shepard fellow :-)
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Wednesday, October 04, 2006 - 10:30 am:   

He transmuted "worked with" to something else.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Monday, November 13, 2006 - 12:36 pm:   

I'm going to be chatting tomorrow in the Lost and the Damned chatroom

November 14th at 10 PM EST, 9 PM CST, 8 PM MST, 7 PM PST.


http://lostdamned.com/chat.htm

Come one come all and ask me questions!!!
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PM
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 08:26 am:   

Relieved that no one asked you, What's an editor?"

Thanks for the chat and the answers.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 09:12 am:   

Glad you enjoyed it-- So what was your nickname????
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PM
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 12:06 pm:   

Purrs demurely?

I'm glad other folk were present and willing to chat.

I keep hoping that others will join in around here as well. Surely I'm not the only one here...
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 01:22 pm:   

Unfortunately, I don't remember any cats there!!!and the transcript doesn't help ...it's up by the way...at:
http://lostdamned.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=1335
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PM
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 01:44 pm:   

Forgotten and expunged from the transcript...that's ok... a number of "us" were there just reading along.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 02:11 pm:   

LOL
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 12:28 pm:   

Ellen Datlow chats January 9th, 9pm ET

The Clarion Circle offers live monthly chats online with professional writers, editors, and publishers exclusively for Circle members. You, too, can take part in these fascinating and educational discussions about the craft and business of writing and the writing life by joining the Clarion Circle now!

http://www.theclarionfoundation.org/chats.htm

You have to be a member, but you can join by donating $50 to
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Monday, December 18, 2006 - 10:08 am:   

Ellen Datlow will be interviewed by Gregory Frost at a special January 26th meeting of P.S.F.S. (The Philadelphia Science Fiction Society). 9pm at International House, 3701 Chestnut St.
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Jeffrey Ford
Posted on Monday, December 18, 2006 - 10:13 am:   

That sounds interesting. And in Philly, no less.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Monday, December 18, 2006 - 03:38 pm:   

Cmon down (how far is it from you?) The group takes me to din din afterwards.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2007 - 07:32 am:   

New interview with me up at the Writers/ Block blog:

http://tinyurl.com/2pkpyv
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Michael Kelly
Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2007 - 07:45 am:   

Very nice, Ellen! Thanks for the link. Really enjoyed your thoughts on "voice" and putting together an anthology.
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PM
Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2007 - 07:59 am:   

From the interview:

"It depends on what you mean by “succeed” –there are some terrible writers who are successful, in that they’re books or stories always sell and that they make a living off their fiction writing."

There's an excellent point "there".

Well done interview! (Inquires about the alcohol factor...)

And visually well presented. I did detect an out of place period and an iffy capitalization though.

(By the way you've been rather "with it" with your use of tinyurl! Yah!)
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2007 - 08:38 am:   

Aighh. It should be "their" --I'll ask the interviewer to correct that.;-)

Tiny urls are FUN and make cutting and pasting so much easier. I highly recommend them ..
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PM
Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2007 - 10:19 am:   

An "iffy" capital.

"Even though It depends on whether I’m editing a reprint antho"

A period blocked.

"Life sometimes gets in the way, a writer is blocked. has too many other commitments, etc."

---proofin' pmx
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2007 - 01:20 pm:   

Right. I saw the second, but didn't think it important enough to bother the interviewer with a fix.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2007 - 07:02 pm:   

Btw, Nancy kindly fixed the errors you caught PM...
thanks for pointing them out.

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