Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Orbit Interview With - Paolo Bacigalupi

"I’d had four novels rejected previously, and was pretty determined to only write short stories, ever after. So I took the most interesting aspect of the world and wrote a different story (one that really was a short story) called “The Calorie Man.” That story utilized some of the ideas about peak oil and agribusiness and GMOs that I was interested in, and that was that. Later, I was looking to write another story, and I’d always found the character of Tan Hock Seng interesting from that original short story, and so I went and wrote a piece of his back story, and that became “Yellow Card Man.”"

3 out of 5