I too have read a lot of Cliff Hardy with pleasure and admiration.

A lot of years ago, I read an interview with Peter Corris and as memory serves…

The interviewer said something like, it must be great to be a best selling Australian author.

Not really, Corris said. I make about $12,000 per book. This is great in the sense they only take about 6 weeks to write. But, the publisher will only publish one per year. Most of my year is battling to find a supplementary income.

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I felt much the same way about Iain Banks and John D MacDonald when they died.

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