“Greetings, most honoured representatives of the citizens of the planet Earth. I have journeyed ten thousand parsecs to meet with you today.”
Shit! thought Margaret.
Writing is a notoriously solitary business. What keeps you at it?
What was it that inspired “Helping Hand”?
Wondering how the authorities would really react if confronted by a super-hero. And the depressing answer I came up with … regulate the poor bastard!
People these days seem obsessed with pigeonholing everything which, of course, means the pigeonholes are getting progressively smaller and more confining … maybe we should rechristen it wrenholing (or more fittingly, arseholing). I thought Pulp Fiction was a pastiche of the reassuring naïve style of the 20s and 30s, so I’m not sure if a pastiche can be anything other than retro. Nu-Retro-Pulp, anyone? Sounds suitably stupid …
What sort of fiction do you prefer to read? Which are your favourite TV shows and movies?
Don’t read much fiction these days so all my picks would be a little retro (which seems to be my mot de jour). Don’t watch much TV either. Favourite films … Top Hat; Some Like it Hot; High Noon; Dr Strangelove; 12 Angry Men; A Clockwork Orange; French Connection; Prestige. Worst film of the last year: Pacific Rim. Never has a film been more aptly titled.
What can you tell us about future projects?
Working on a story inspired by reading about the decipherment of the Proto-Indo-European language. De-complicating it at the moment.
Tell us something about yourself no one knows (don’t worry – no one is ever going to actually read this).
published by The Alchemy Press