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Ann Leckie

American,  Author
Total Quotes : 58
Andre Particularly Norton

I'd say my biggest influences are writers like Andre Norton and, particularly when it comes to the Radch, C.J. Cherryh.

- Ann Leckie

Failure Science Fiction

Any attempt to list the ten best science fiction novels is doomed to failure.

- Ann Leckie

Through Pace Unfortunately

Fortunately or unfortunately, NaNoWriMo requires you to write at a breakneck pace, so I got used to just pushing on through.

- Ann Leckie

Always Kind Imagine

Does getting an award make you happy? When you imagine yourself at the ceremony, you're always so eloquent and gracious. In reality, it's kind of awkward.

- Ann Leckie

Idle Imagine Fantasies

I didn't ever imagine, except in the most idle, obviously wish-fulfillment, ego-gratification fantasies, that anything I wrote would ever win awards, let alone so many.

- Ann Leckie

Grow Chips Potatoes

I can't see potato chips being popular where there's not land to grow potatoes in or where frying in lots of oil isn't easy or convenient.

- Ann Leckie

Sword Which Picked

'Ancillary Sword' picked up the Locus and the BSFA, which surprised the heck out of me.

- Ann Leckie

Think Away Right Away

I don't think anybody submits their first story and sells right away.

- Ann Leckie

Fountain Reasons About

'Fountain of youth' is actually kind of ambiguous - does it mean a way to make everyone healthy and let them live indefinitely? Or are we talking about something that would reset you physically to the way you were in your youth, which for various reasons not all of us would be enthused about?

- Ann Leckie

Worry Bad Sophisticated

I don't really have guilty pleasures. I like what I like, and I don't worry too much about whether it's supposed to be cool or sophisticated or show that I have good or bad taste or whatever.

- Ann Leckie

Art Strong Classify

I do realize the impulse to classify people by the food and art they consume is strong - sometimes I have to remind myself not to do that.

- Ann Leckie

Old About Stories

After about fourth grade, I do remember borrowing my mother's old portable Olivetti and typing stories out on the back of photocopies of journal articles.

- Ann Leckie

Been High Fan

I've been a fan of Jack Vance since before I was in high school.

- Ann Leckie

Excellent Like Very

Food is an excellent way to do very elegant worldbuilding - the kind that can make a fictional world seem real, like it extends way past the edges of the frame.

- Ann Leckie

Going Will Considered

Junk food's not going anywhere. The specifics of what's being snacked on, and what's considered 'junk' and what's 'healthy' will change, of course, depending on what's available.

- Ann Leckie

Gender Been Using

I've been surprised at the number of people who were really angry that I tried to convey gender neutrality by using a gendered pronoun.

- Ann Leckie

Love Deep Very

I love science fiction, and one of the things I love about it is that it's so very different. You can read stuff that's just fast-paced adventure, and the characters are cardboard, but who cares, because they're heroes, and we love it. And you can read stuff that's really deep character, and everything in between.

- Ann Leckie

I Think Maybe Reader

Occasionally, I hear grumbles about everything being a series or a trilogy, but apart from the question of them maybe selling more books, I think that there's a real problem in trying to introduce a new world or a new concept while also getting your reader to pay close attention to your characters and themes.

- Ann Leckie

Book Big Mr

'Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell' by Susanna Clarke is a big, thick book. About a thousand pages in paperback. I've heard several people say the size alone intimidated them.

- Ann Leckie

I Think Very Use

I do think that narrative is very important - I think that we use narrative to organize the world around us, and so it does matter a lot what kinds of narratives we have in our inventories and which ones are reinforced so often and so strongly that we habitually reach for them without thinking.

- Ann Leckie