Short Story or Novel

I’m currently reading Gene Wolfe’s “Castle of Days” and came across this quote about the difference between an idea for a short story and one for a novel.

“If what interests you most is what’s going to happen, that’s a short story. If it’s the people or the scene, that’s a novel.”

This is one of those neatly packaged clarifications that really help me sort out my own ideas. Thank you, Gene!

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Tor.com Posts Excerpt of “The Land Across”

Tor.com Posts Excerpt of “The Land Across”

A nice chunk of the story if I do say so myself. Looks to be even more than what I listened to Gene read when I attended MadCon nearly three years ago. I’m looking forward to seeing what I can remember and what he might have changed. It feels like we’ve been waiting forever for this one to finally arrive and I can’t wait to get my hands on it at the end of November!

UPDATE: Cory Doctorow posts about the excerpt here.