Your first novel, Grey, is a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award. Has 2008 presented any developments that point to the future as you’ve depicted it? Unfortunately, yes. Especially with the writer’s strike, there’s more reality TV. My novel begins with a post-date press conference between the world’s most famous couple.
I understand sci-fi isn’t necessarily your usual genre. I started writing sci-fi years ago. Years ago. But then became dissatisfied with what I was doing and switched to more mainstream stories. I’m so glad I returned, and am writing a sequel to Grey, but sometime in the future I’d like to work on other ideas.
You also host a podcast interview show, If You’re Just Joining Us. When I recorded myself reading Grey and gave the whole thing away as a podcast novel, I enjoyed the experience and feedback so much, I bought a gizmo so I could record phone conversations and started with some writers and artists I knew.
Who would you love to interview next? Jad Abumrad of WNYC’s fabulous Radio Lab.