An Interview with Clarke Winner MacLeod

I was really thrilled to hear recently that Ian R. MacLeod had won the Arthur C. Clarke Award. Not only is he a great writer, but he’s also pretty hilarious in person. Ann and I have had the pleasure of talking to him both at Utopiales in France and Parcon in the Czech Republic (not to mention, at the beer bath we also shared with a messianic-looking Hal Duncan, heh). Ann still chuckles over some of the things Ian said.

Anyway, I’ve just posted an interview with MacLeod over at Omnivoracious. Does it bother you that Neal Stephenson apparently cried when he heard he’d lost?
Ian R. MacLeod: He was obviously expecting to win, which challenges the Gods, and is asking for tears before bedtime and all other sorts of trouble.


  1. DC Black says

    Great interview. Though I haven’t read ‘Song of Time’ yet, I’m sure the award is well deserved. His novel The Summer Isles turned me on to the alternate history genre.