The Merlin Conspiracy interview on Bookseller

Otter Perry ottertee at
Sat Mar 1 08:09:46 EST 2003

somebody said:

> >That makes me think of that question authors really hate:  "Where do you get
> >your ideas?"  I think often what people want to know is "Where did the germ
> >of an idea for Book X come from?"

Margaret Ball wrote:

> Hmm. That's an interesting translation. I'll try to remember it.  "Where
> did the germ of an idea for Book X come from?" is an answerable
> question, and sometimes the answers are even interesting; whereas "Where
> do you get your ideas?" always tempts me to tell them about the Secret
> Idea Store in Poughkeepsie, accessible only to SFWA members.

My understanding from reading Barry Longyear is that they come
from Schenectady.
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