Favorite Book Genre(s):
Least Favorite Book Genre(s):
Five Favorite Books of all Time:
Mythago Wood, by Robert Holdstock
A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle
A Gravestone Made of Wheat, by Will Weaver
The Rise of Endymion, by Dan Simmons
Saving Lucas Biggs, by Marisa de los Santos & David Teague
Three Least Favorite Books of all Time:
How to Save Your Own Life: A Novel, by Erica Jong
Ashenden, by Elizabeth Wilhide
Favorite Literary Quotes:
“Rage. Sing, O Muse, of the rage of Achilles, of Peleus’ son, murderous, man-killer, fated to die, sing of the rage that cost the Achaeans so many good men and sent so many vital, hearty souls down to the dreary House of Death. And while you’re at it, Muse, sing of the rage of the gods themselves, so petulant and so powerful here on their new Olympos, and of the rage of the post-humans, dead and gone though they might be, and of the rage of those few true humans left, self-absorbed and useless though they have become. While you are singing, O Muse, sing also of the rage of those thoughtful, sentient, serious but not-so-close-to-human beings out there dreaming under the ice of Europa, dying in the sulfur ash of Io, and being born in the cold folds of Ganymede.
“Oh, and sing of me, O Muse, poor born-against-his-will Hockenberry, dead Thomas Hockenberry, Ph.D., Hockenbush to his friends, to friends long since turned to dust on a world long since left behind. Sing of my rage, yes, of my rage, O Muse, small and insignificant though that rage might be when measured against the anger of the immortal gods, or when compared to the wrath of the god-killer Achilles.
“On second thought, O Muse, sing nothing of me. I know you. I have been bound and servant to you, O Muse, you incomparable b*tch. And I do not trust you, O Muse. Not one little bit.” – Dan Simmons, Ilium
“In the beginning was the Word. Then came the f*cking word processor. Then came the thought processor. Then came the death of literature. So it goes.” – Dan Simmons, Hyperion
Coffee or Tea:
Tea, preferably green.
Reading and writing.
If you could interview any author, living or dead, who would it be and why?
Dan Simmons. He has the most extraordinary way with words – his gift is used in the most magical, clever, sometimes humorous ways.
A Lil’ Something Extra:
I’m one of the few people who probably actually got to be what they wanted to be when they were children. Of course, most children probably didn’t dream of being librarians.