Interviewed by Superversive Livestream

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As I’m sure my regular readers know, I’ve been actively promoting some of my latest work, which includes my first self-published novella Ice as well as Time’s Abyss, a novella published by Black Hare Press.

To that end, I reached out to some folks I know and Ben and Anthony at Sunday Superversive Livestream agreed to interview me last night.

Here’s the direct link to the interview on YouTube.

Frankly, I have no idea what the image is, but I did have a lot of fun chatting with Ben and Anthony for about an hour. Of course, I mentioned my novellas, but also the Cloaked Press published anthology Meteor Fall: An Anthology of The Collective. I have two stories in that one. Oh, “Cloaked” also accepted my short story “That Which Burns” in their upcoming anthology Winter of Wonder.

meteorI also had the opportunity to talk about other upcoming projects such as writing in another shared universe and getting back to my roots by submitting a short story for an open call recently.

I have to admit, I did most of the talking, but now, on the other side of the interview, I’m not sure I want to listen to it. I certainly hope you do though.

Sunday Superversive does address things in science fiction and fantasy that you might not see in a typical livestream or podcast. Superversive is a perspective on art, writing, and humanity that takes an uplifting approach, striving to find the best in people, especially under difficult circumstances.

We got to talking about the spirituality of characters, writing from a Christian perspective, and the nature of “bad guy”, particularly, what is “bad.”

I hope a lot of people listen and become curious about my writing, but I also hope people listen and consider a different perspective in science fiction than what we often see in the 2020s. If you choose to listen, let me know what you think.

P.S. I don’t know why text wrap isn’t working for the word “livestream” in the title.

2 thoughts on “Interviewed by Superversive Livestream

  1. Enjoyed listening to the interview. One aspect I found both intriguing and frustrating, in part because you all were addressing the subject of villains ad hoc rather than as a pre-planned well thought out notion. So you didn’t or couldn’t address all its aspects, ranging from doing wrong believing it to be “right” from within a faulty worldview and philosophy, to narcissism, to psychopathy and sociopathy, to merely selfish apathy. Even with this list, I’m not sure I’ve captured all the options or causes of human evil, just as surely as your own conversation failed to do. Some writer has probably done better to address the “problem of evil” and to define its parameters, but I’m not sure who that might be. Hannah Arendt addressed “The Banality of Evil” in the context of the era of Nazism, but that probably limits the consideration too much. But if one is trying to invent believable villains, it might be worthwhile exploring such notions.

    CS Lewis complained in his preface to “The Screwtape Letters” about the period of its writing as particularly unpleasant, because of having to immerse himself into a “diabolical” frame of mind in order to express the minds of his devils — that, despite numerous requests for a sequel, he could not bear the thought of re-entering that mindset. I imagine a similar degree of torture might await any writer trying to explore a villain’s mindset.

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    • I wasn’t sure if they’d have scripted question and apparently they didn’t, so we all “winged it.” However if you and others comment either here or on the YouTube channel, there’s the opportunity to extend the conversation.

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