Author Connie Willis has a fantastic interview in the Rocky Mountain News today, where she talks about her influences (including Robert Heinlein) and what it's like to be famous yet not a household name. She also has some thoughts about why science fiction authors are reactionary and obsessed with the past, and why she's pessimistic about the future: People are great at dealing with immediate crises like floods and disasters, but not so hot at dealing with "slow-moving crises" like global warming. Also, predictions from Willis' fiction have come true, but only the bad things. [Rocky Mountain News]