When asked about Barzak, here is what Bowes said:
Chris Barzak is a better dancer than any other novelist in the world. And he’s a better novelist than any dancer in the world.And:
Chris Barzak’s car just broke down, which is a sin and a shame. I think it would be lovely if a rich patron who wished to keep his or her identity a secret would buy Chris a new car. Nothing too ostentatious or sporty (because he’ll be driving it in Youngstown, after all).Something Japanese would be good. He likes that.