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Writing SF/F short stories - useful for novelists?

John Jarrold

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Iain Banks hasn't written short fiction since around 1990. He told me that the only ideas he has now are novel-length...
 

Ian Whates

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Iain Banks hasn't written short fiction since around 1990. He told me that the only ideas he has now are novel-length...
When I approached Iain at the tail-end of last year about writing a story for Celebration, the BSFA's 50th Anniversary anthology, he told me he hadn't written a short story in nearly 20 years and had no intention of doing so.

He then went on to say that with the line-up I had in place for the book, he'd definitely be buying a copy, which I suppose is better than nothing. :)
 
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