"... Bisson’s novel is less an alternate history than a kind of shadow history, explored in a way that only SF can explore it. On his website, Bisson modestly says the novel is 'not exactly science fiction; and not exactly not.' In fact, it’s both – and neither aspect would be nearly as compelling without the other. What it is, I thinkTerry Bisson read an excerpt of Any Day Now, followed by
it’s fair to say, is the major work of one of our most talented and underappreciated writers, in or out of the SF fold."
Karen Joy Fowler interviewing Bisson at Capitola Book Café, which was recorded by Rick Kleffel and made available through his Agony Column Podcast. (follow here)
I recommend Rick Kleffel's podcast. He provides a steady stream of author readings and interviews both within and without the science fiction genre. Just in the past 30 days these included Rudy Rucker, K. W. Jeter, Jay Lake, Ayize Jama-Everett, and Matt Ruff.