Thanksgiving Advent, Day Two: My Colleagues

Continuing the post-WFC theme: I don’t exactly work with anybody, per se — writing being a fairly solitary task and all — but man, my fellow writers are pretty damn cool people.

Sure, not all of them; some are boring blowhards or unrepentant jerks. But the percentage of them with whom I can have cool conversations is remarkably high. It’s a function of the job, really: writers in general, and sf/f writers in particular, are prone to knowing random nifty things, and “random nifty things” is one of my favorite things to talk about. As mrissa and alecaustin and zellandyne and I were commenting at lunch on Sunday, we don’t do the small talk thing very well; introduce us to somebody new, and if we get our way, within five minutes we’ll be riffing on archaeology or exoplanets or historical methods of smallpox vaccination.

I may go months at a time without talking to any of them in person, but I look forward to those occasions when we all get together.

0 Responses to “Thanksgiving Advent, Day Two: My Colleagues”

  1. mrissa

    I did tell you about the blanket octopus, yes?

  2. tltrent

    I would have much preferred archaeology or exoplanets or smallpox vax to small talk, so feel free to ply me w/that next time! 🙂

    • Marie Brennan

      Oh, just try to stop me. <g> I’m sorry I didn’t get more time to chat with you, on any topic. There just isn’t enough con for all the people I want to hang out with! (Of course, if the con was longer, I’d only meet more new people, thus compounding the problem for the following year…)

  3. genarti

    That is GLORIOUS, and my life is happier to know this fact. Wow.

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  5. la_marquise_de_

    One of the things that perpetually delights and astonishes me is how nice and how interesting so many sff writers are.

  6. time_shark

    Pssst! Checketh thine Inbox.

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