An excellent interview with Lew Shiner about Black & White and various other topics. A snippet: "I've always felt that any individual book of mine is going to have more in common with my other books than with other books in the same "genre." I think the emphasis on genre comes more from publishers than readers. The readers I talk to just want to read a good book (whatever that means). It's the big conglomerate publishers who want to turn books into predictable commodities so they can sell the largest number of units each of the smallest number of titles. That doesn't serve writers or readers, it just serves the publishers — and them only in the short term."
Also, note that the link to Greg's book is to IndieBound. I'm hoping to switch all my links over to Indiebound. (Except the ones in the sidebars, which self-generate to Amazon through Typepad's system. But I hold out hope that there will one day be code that enables me to do that too.)