Q. In light of the current market, are you tempted to write one of those enormous fantasy epics which continue to be the most successful series at the moment?
A. Not just tempted. I have wanted to do so for a long time. But I love working with contemporary fantasy, where characters from our world have to deal with magic from other times and places, as in Magic Street and Enchantment. So ... look for something rather soon from my "Mithermages" universe (only "Sandmagic" has been published from that world, though a soon-to-come anthology edited by Gardner Dozois will include the story "Stonefather," which is one of the best I've written in years).
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Sandmagic is one of my favorite short stories, I'm very interested in his expanding that universe.