Picked this up from Sean’s blog this morning:
“New site Clarkesworld Magazine has to date published mostly fantasy, in spite of its title, and rather sexually explicity fantasy at that, but is attracting high-level professional writers, and is another site to watch.”—Gardner Dozois
This comes from the current issue of Locus, which I haven’t picked up from my PO box yet. I am amused.
“in spite of its title”
My name is Neil Clarke. Though it would be cool if Arthur C. Clarke was related in some way, as far as I can tell, he isn’t. The name of the magazine comes from the name of the bookstore. The name of the bookstore came from the name of the domain we owned. That domain was originally purchased as a site for my family, the Clarkes. So, as much as I admire his work, he wasn’t in my mind when any of this happened.
“rather sexually explicit”
Wow. The first six stories do contain some sex or sexual references in them. I’d certainly like to hear what other people have to say. In my opinion, that phrase is a bit too strong. Reminds me of porn. Either way, it wasn’t intentional and not one of our goals.
“and is another site to watch”
All is forgiven. You are a wise man Mr. Dozois. Thank you!