Kaolin Fire's background has long been fantasy and science fiction, but through Scrawl and Night Train he's received a better understanding of and even a desire for a more literary bent. He has had a subscription to F&SF; for several years, and is especially interested in trends of technology, ritual, consciousness, dreaming, artificial intelligence, the nature of intelligence, the meaning of life, reincarnation, religion, programming (of all sorts), and much more besides. He generally prefers dark and unsettling to light and fluffy, but appreciates quirk wherever it's found. Kaolin loves comic/serial art. See GUD for examples of his editorial tastes.