Interview in Locus Magazine (1999).
It seems to me, magic in its most important sense is about those truths of two and one. It has to have some transformative, powerful relationship to the people doing it. Science does not. The whole point about science or technology is that once it’s engineered out, it doesn’t matter if you turn on the light switch or I turn on the light switch. Magic shouldn’t be like that. It isn’t reproducible, isn’t the same for everyone. It’s intensely personal, and speaks to those more personal and subjective truths.