QOTD: On Research

As far as research goes, I go about it in the standard painfully boring way, and then, at some point, cut the cord and actually start having some fun. I developed the following M.O. while writing my first book, The Right Hand of Sleep: gather information assiduously until the magical moment when you find that you feel comfortable making stuff up. Then you can really begin.

–John Wray, on his new book Lowboy

Read the entire interview by SFist (and find out where he’s reading tonight) here.


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