Lawrence Watt-Evans published his first novel The Lure of the Basilisk at age 24, and has since written more than 30 novels, more than 100 short stories, more than 150 published articles and contributed to several previous Smart Pop titles. He has been an active member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America since 1982 and also belongs to Novelists Inc. He was a 1987 nominee for the Nebula Award for short story and a 1988 winner of the World Science Fiction Society’s Hugo Award for best short story. He has been a full-time writer and editor for more than 25 years, and has also worked as an instructor of Viable Paradise on Martha’s Vineyard, and at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Md.
I’m in Love with My Car
from Neptune Noir
This is one essay from the anthology Neptune Noir
More than just a high school drama, “Veronica Mars” is a smart and savvy teen detective show that offers complex mysteries and rapier wit, engaging social commentary, and noir sensibilities—with the occasional murder thrown in for good measure. This collection, edited by the creator and executive producer of the show, offers supreme insight into the class struggles and love stories of the series. Essays by top writers intelligently address a multitude of questions such as: Is Veronica a modern-day vigilante? Why is a show that features rape, potential incest and a teen girl outsmarting local authorities so popular with America’s conservative population? and Why is Veronica and Logan’s relationship the most important story-driving factor in the show?
About the Author
Rob Thomas is the creator and executive producer of the critically acclaimed drama “Veronica Mars.” Thomas also produced and created the short-lived television series “Cupid,” wrote scripts for television shows “Dawson’s Creek” and “Space Ghosts” and the film “Drive Me Crazy,” and has written several novels for young adults.