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The Usual Questions Project

For those who haven't seen it yet, The Usual Questions came out of a series of interviews conducted for the Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Fans Resource Book.

Interview questions are tailored to the interviewee and their work, which means that reading different interviews with different people doesn't give the reader any real comparison.

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Yes, sigh, authors and film-makers are continually asked, "Where do you get your ideas?", but such questions are tiresome for the poor interviewees, and it is the more particular questions that are more interesting to answer and to read.

Which brings us back to The Usual Questions. They do ask a little about influences and goals, but mainly they ask questions that tell us a little about the interviewees.

Who do we include?

Anyone who is a professional can be part of the project: authors, illustrators, film-makers, performers.

The Usual Questions index page has a list of the authors and actors participating in the project.

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book cover, The Cat Who Read Backwards by Lilian Jackson Braun; 83x139 This issue we've updated the bibliography pages of Lilian Jackson Braun, author of The Cat Who books. Braun's latest book The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers (SPOILER!!!) is very controversial, introducing a new love interest for the wealthy bachelor Qwill, and ending in the destruction of his much-admired but difficult-to-envisage converted barn home.

The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers is the 28th in the series of this prolific author. The series has become less of a crime/mystery series and more a series about a quirky little place 400 miles north of everywhere in the United States. The book has been panned on the web, however it is still the LJB style, and Koko and Yum Yum are as catly as ever. Much of the reaction to the book can be put down to the sudden changes the Ms Braun has made, and the possibility that she is deliberately closing down the series to prevent others from taking up the storytelling.
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