Bill Gates and the man who blew up the moon | Summary and Q&A

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July 8, 2016
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Bill Gates and the man who blew up the moon

TL;DR

The author discusses writing, science fiction, and their current projects.

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Questions & Answers

Q: How long did it take the author to write their novel "Seven Eves"?

It took the author a couple of years to write "Seven Eves," as they had the whole story in their head and decided to finally sit down and write it as a novel.

Q: What is the author's favorite genre to read and write?

The author mentioned that they used to read a lot of science fiction when they were young, but as they got older, they leaned more towards nonfiction. However, they still occasionally feel the need to create fiction.

Q: What is the author currently working on?

The author just shipped a manuscript of a historical time travel book that they co-wrote with Nicole Gallant.

Q: How does the author approach making the science in their books realistic?

The author mentions that they know where the seams are and occasionally hear from readers who find those spots. They try to make the science as realistic as possible, but acknowledge that there may be some areas where it is not perfect.

Q: What does the author think about the cooperative mindset portrayed in their book "Seven Eves"?

The author finds it hopeful that even in a negative situation (facing the end of the world), there was enough cooperation depicted in the story. They aimed to present a hopeful picture of how things might work out in such a scenario.

Q: How does the author describe the setting in "Seven Eves"?

The author explains that in "Seven Eves," Earth is portrayed as the settled old civilization, while space is depicted as the wild frontier. This reversal creates an interesting dynamic in the story.

Q: What did the characters in "Seven Eves" discover when they went down to Earth?

The author doesn't provide specifics but mentions that the characters found something interesting when they went down to Earth.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • The author shares their inspiration for writing and the process of writing their novel.

  • They discuss their love for science fiction and the challenge of making the science in their book as realistic as possible.

  • The author mentions their current project, a time travel book co-written with Nicole Gallant.

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