Cheryl Morgan talks to author Ian McDonald at the P-Con convention in the Central Hotel, Dublin, Ireland. They are both on black coffee after the superb Irish hospitality the night before. Ian talks about his current hit novel, The Dervish House, and his plans for future books.
Here are some links to items mentioned in the interview:
- The Coode Street Podcast
- Clarion West
- Wikipedia has articles on the legend of the Mellified Man
- and on Long QT Syndrome
- The comic character with the radio-controlled toys was General Jumbo
- Ian got to play with Muppets on Sesame Tree
- The Clock of the Long Now
- and of course, The Dervish House [Purchase]
About the Interviewee
Ian McDonald burst onto the science fiction scene in 1988 with Desolation Road, which won the Locus Award for First Novel. He has gone on to win a raft of other awards including the Philip K. Dick Award for King of Morning, Queen of Day, The British Science Fiction Association Award for both River of Gods and Brasyl, and a Hugo for his novelette, “The Djinn’s Wife”. His current novel, The Dervish House, is a nominee for the British Science Fiction Association Award and Arthur C. Clarke Award. Ian lives in Belfast where has has a parallel career in television. You can follow him on LiveJournal.