So, that was the serious interview. Now here is the silly interview to get to know the real you!
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Just three words? Damn, I’m out already.
If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
I know these are supposed to be silly, lighthearted questions, but as an ex-creationist, I shudder at the thought of “If… you were an animal…” As the whole concept of religious creationism presupposes that humans are different. Humans are supposedly exceptional, somehow exempt from inclusion in the animal kingdom. So on this question I’m going to have to go with: Homo sapiens because we’re a crazy lot, coming up with lots of crazy ideas. We just need to keep fact and fiction separate (and that’s rich coming from a science fiction writer!)
You’re hosting a dinner party and can invite four guests (real, fictional, dead, alive). Who would you choose?
-Charles Darwin – I’ve read most of his books, including his travel diary and letters to friends. He’d be astonishing to chat with in person.
-Albert Einstein – because, seriously, space-time??? How does someone come up with such a radical concept like that?
-Erwin Schrodinger – because quantum physics does my head in. Every time I think I’ve got it figured out, I realize how little I understand
-Erwin schrodinger’s cat – who may or may not be present depending on “stuff”
Great choices! Very clever!
Imagine that there’s a zombie apocalypse (quite fitting considering you’ve written stories about this!) and you can only use the first item to your left to survive. What is it and what do you think your chances of survival are?
The first item to my left is a spoon. With or without the spoon, my chances of survival are slim 🙂
Oops! That’s some bad luck!
What were you like in school?
A horror. The less said the better 🙂
If you had a superpower, what would it be and why?
Again, probably too serious an answer for a silly section, but… brains (and not in the zombie sense). Brains win over brawn and has done for thousands of years. Brains put us on the Moon, cured (some forms of) cancer, eradicated hideous diseases like polio and smallpox, and feeds billions with astonishing proficiency (although there’s much more to be done in this regard). Let’s see Superman top that!
Look at the world’s major problems. They can all be group loosely under one category—problems that exist because we’re not using our brains.
I could do with more brains, too!
If there was a movie made about your life, who would play you and why?
Firstly, it would be boring as hell. I really don’t know who would play me. Anyone, I guess. Two arms. Two legs. A bit of hair on top. That’s about all that’s needed as I’m no one special.
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