Joel Shepherd is interviewed over on Pat's Fantasy Hotlist concerning his hot new novel Crossover. They talk about his heroine Cassandra Kresnov, the "android cliche," awards vs readers, genre vs literary snobbery, Masamune Shirow, and what's wrong with Superman.
On the subject of writers he admires, Joel says: "CJ Cherryh was a big influence on me growing up, she was the first writer who demonstrated to me that head-burstlingly intelligent, and wickedly entertaining, were not mutually exclusive concepts."
And thanks to Pat for this comment: "Pyr Books are slowly but surely establishing themselves as a quality outfit in the publishing world. More and more, the Pyr logo is associated with quality products and great reading experiences."
Thank you - that's very nice to hear.