Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Here's an interview with me over at The Book Depository.

Here's another one over at Next Read.

There was another one I did recently but I can't find it. These things tend to get a little samey anyway.


Anonymous said...

I'll keep that comment about samey questions in mind for when I try and get an interview with you for your next release. I'm sure I can think of a few things to ask that you wouldn't have been asked before ;)

Neal Asher said...


Sean said...

Heh, you got a nod in the following blog link.

He says the creatures in Avatar are almost "Asher like". I'd take it as a compliment. :)

Jebel Krong said...

"It turns out that the demographic seems to be mainly males between the ages of 20 and 40 who work in IT -- or at least that's the way it was last time I enjoyed a beer with some fans."

made me chuckle :D

vaudeviewgalor raandisisraisins said...

2/3rds thru Orbus, but have felt a need to draw the spike eyed or octo sprined flopper. have a feeling that Orbus might get into collecting art since he doesnt have a bullwhip anymore. if he survives all the shit being thrown at him that is. great ride so far!

gav(NextRead) said...

Samey :( Damn! Must have been too easy on you!

I'm hoping Mark really gets his thumb screws out :D

I really loved your answers though - thanks for doing it.

Neal Asher said...

I didn't mean to sound offensive, Gav. But generally, for an interview, the same questions are asked: what are you writing now or next, how do you do it, what's your routine. This is of course understandable because that's what most people want to know. From my side it's difficult to put a new slant on it to make it interesting for me. And of course there's a huge temptation to just cut and paste from previous interviews.

gav(NextRead) said...

I wasn't offended, it was more like thinking you did a great essay only to get it back and find out you got a D.

I guess the challenge for an interviewer is that you have to present an author as if you've are introducing them to a new audience rather than treating an author like the audience knows their body of work and doing into a deep discussion.

I can see how this gets boring for an author. It's a balancing act between introduction and exploration.

Will have a think for the next interview I do how I can get a better balance.

Any ideas as an author how you'd like to be introduced and challenged at the same time?

vaudeviewgalor raandisisraisins said...

give Neal all the weapons used in his books and have him review each one in compatability and handling. rail gun vs cassette with clogged dirty tape inside. screaming shuriken vs lacey silk nightgown.

ok what??