As we struggle to the end of all the required ‘stuff’ required to get a book out into the world, we thought we’d share some of our less-than-successful requests for cover quotes. Note: none of this may have happened.
George R.R. Martin: Who the FUCK are these people?
Neil Gaiman: If I ever find this pair on my lawn again, I’m calling the cops.
The Brothers Grimm: These stories will be GREAT with a few tweaks…
H.G. Wells: I just don’t get it.
China Miéville: Listen. Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.
J.R.R. Tolkien: Moar orcs!
Ursula K. Le Guin: Somebody get me an ansible; these tales communicate nothing.
Kelly Link: Please stop sending me mermaid tails, we are no longer able to leave the house due to the mound outside the door where the postman leaves them.
Margo Lanagan: No, officer, I’ve never met them before – those Clarion class lists are faked!
Liam Neeson: I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.