From the start, mine had been less a clinamen than a wrecking project and as such unattractive to the audience. But I still didn’t want to see it misread as something it wasn’t and corrected marketward. I could have marketised it myself if I’d been interested. The New Weird was contested territory from the start. Everyone wanted a slice, Babel ensued … My longterm experience, from New Worlds and elsewhere, is that the best move in those circumstances is to maintain your distance, take care of your core ideas and aims, make sure you know the exact difference between what you do and anything else that’s going on, and move along quietly to the next thing.