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2005-09-28 22:54:10.869414+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

Time interviews Neil Gaiman and Joss Whedon:

TIME: Let's talk about your respective fan bases. A lot of them self-identify as kind of on the geeky side.

NG: I think the fan base is literate. You need to be reasonably bright to get the jokes and to really follow what's going on. That, by definition, is going to exclude a lot of people who will then get rather irritated at us for being pretentious and silly and putting in things they didn't quite get. But it's also going to mean that some of the people who do get the stuff will probably be fairly bright.

Speaking of which, I'm in the process of re-reading the first three books of George R.R. Martin's series to be up on the story when A Feast For Crows[Wiki] comes out on November 8th. Yeah, I know, I may not actually get out to see Serenity or MirrorMask this weekend, but that sucker's already on order at the bookstore.

If you're into long sweeping soap opera with lots of characters and lots of squabbling with those you thought were the good guys becoming bad guys and vice-versa, I can recommend the series. Just be warned.

[ related topics: Language Books Movies Neil Gaiman ]

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