If we could visit other planets, what would we find? Would human expansion reveal the Universe to us or simply confirm what we already know about ourselves instead? How will we react at first contact, and what can technological advancements tell us about the human condition? The twelve stories in Interstellar Objects: A Science Fiction Anthology, which range from high-concept science fiction to noire, explore these questions and more. Motivated by real science and a pragmatic, often comedically cynical view of life, these stories traverse the past, present, and future to offer thought-provoking, inspiring, and sometimes harrowing tales of life throughout the cosmos and in our own backyard.
Targeted Age Group:: 18-65+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I wrote this book to try to do for others what so many amazing writers, filmmakers, and artists did for me: to share the weird, scary, awesome, horrible, amazing thoughts that keep me awake at night and fill my head during the day in a way thats fun and satisfying for others.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
I worked incredibly hard to make each and every character in my book's stories to feel like real people, that react and speak and think how a real person would in similarly crazy, harrowing, and awesome circumstances. I wanted every character moment, every conversation, and every joke to feel like it could come from your friend or your parent or that person you met in that coffee shop that one time.
You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t, at least at some point in their life, thought about the end. Not as in we all grow old and die so be nice to people and don’t forget to feed your cat in the meantime, but more like the end of times. You know, the apocalypse, Judgement Day, Armageddon (not to be confused with the dumb but shamefully enjoyable movie where Ben Affleck plays with animal crackers to the tune of Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”). It’s just one of those existential things that has plagued humanity for as long as humanity has been a thing.
Quite honestly, there has always been a pretty good business in end-of-the-world prophecies. Christians had The Rapture, the Norse had Ragnarok, the Mayans had 2012 (again, I mean the year, not the movie), the list goes on. The manner in which the end actually occurs varies from culture to culture and from apocalyptic story to apocalyptic story, but in the end, the capital-E end always happens.
Let me be clear: the world did end. I’ll preface this story, though, with “it didn’t happen any of the ways anyone expected.” Or at least, it didn’t happen exactly how anyone predicted. Sure, we were invaded by aliens, and so the “End is Nigh! Aliens walk among us!” guys were sort of right. But no one could have possibly predicted the strange, awful, just really and truly terrible things that happened at the end.
Although, you’re probably asking yourself, “but wait, thus-far-nameless narrator, the world couldn’t have actually ended, because you’re alive to tell us about it, right?” Well, yeah, okay, valid point. Our planet is still, mostly, in one piece, and it’s still in orbit around its star, and it’s still technically churning along like it always has been. There are still living animals and people and stuff. But let’s be honest, it’s about as close a world-ending cataclysm as most people will likely ever experience. And calling it the “end of the world” just sounds so much better than “sort of the end of most of the world kind of.” This isn’t really a story about how it happened, though. Instead, I’d like to tell you about why the invasion of the Arachnids sucked as much as it did.
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