I just ran across this gem at io9. It’s a collection of twenty photos of science fiction authors and the spaces they work in, and many of their four-legged companions. The photos include Fredrick Pohl, Samuel R. Delany (in what appears to be a claustrophobia-inducing closet lined with books, viewed from above with a fish-eye lens), Margaret Weis in an unforgivably beautiful, spacious house, Joe Haldeman writing by the light of oil lamps, by hand with a fountain pen. The project isn’t finished, and will yet include photos of Neil Gaiman’s writing space, and Lois McMaster Bujold. The whole thing is being compiled as a book:
Where I Write will be featured as eight pages in the 2009 Worldcon program guide. A much larger collection is being compiled into a book featuring Neil Gaiman, Lois McMaster Bujold, and many others along with interviews about their spaces.
You can visit the photographer’s project site at Where I Write. Since I haven’t got his permission to post any of the photos here I won’t.
Tangentially, Chris Baty of NaNoWriMo sent out the first e-mail of the season inviting NaNo participants to upload photos to the NaNo site of their own work spaces. I haven’t yet, but I probably will. First I have to put away the laundry basket…