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Oct 05, What books have most influenced your life? From a science fiction perspective I would say two books I read as a youth opened by eyes to the genre. The most influential books, however, were history and anthropological works. Although not science fiction, they really helped in the creation of the Gateway Universe and the cultures involved.
I think my early fascination with science fiction, combined with my academic history in social science and history, really help me to look at what creates situations that cause cultural and societal change and then examine how the individual responds.
And of course science fiction is the ultimate canvas to do this. How do you develop your plots and characters? In further developing the plot, I relied on a combination of old school plot mapping, outlines, and flowcharts, punctuated by flashes of inspiration.
The inspiration can come from anywhere…a landscape I see, a song, or even a random encounter with someone. As for characters, I try to create characters that carry the plot along and do so in an interesting way. In other cases, some characters seem to write themselves.
A perfect example is Captain Emily Martin. Halfway through writing Gateway, I think I lost control of her and it just seemed like the character made her own decisions that I happened to be writing down.
Tell us about your Space Opera Fans book? Gateway, I hope, will be entertaining on multiple levels. At face value, it is a military-political space drama with the requisite explosions, fight scenes, spacecraft, and hopefully believable science.
Below that is an examination of cultures in conflict with themselves and others. The most fun for me, however, is looking at the individuals dealing with these conflicts-examining how they became who they are and what drives their perspectives of their own culture and society.
From that point, I try to bring the individual into conflict with their own socially and culturally ingrained perspectives of themselves and their society. And I blow stuff up-a lot of stuff.
We all need a hero! Tell us about your protagonist s? Was there a real-life inspiration behind him or her?
Tyler Stone see question 3 is the main protagonist and is modeled after a combination of military leaders I encountered in my 23 years of service. He is also named Tyler after a very close family friend that lost his battle with cancer at the age of Near the end, I promised him I would name a character after him and after I watched him so bravely fight his disease, the least I could do was name the lead character after him.
Two other characters give Stone a run for his money in Gateway. Martin is the decisive, make-a-decision- and-forget-about —it character without the post-action self-doubt of Stone. A good villain is hard to write. How did you get in touch with your inner villain s to write this book.
For the villains, I also looked at some military leaders in my past-this time the bad ones.
The Cataline character is obsessed with titles, wealth, and status and will do whatever is needed to maintain the status quo as long as he is at the top."Question authority" is a popular slogan often used on bumper stickers, T-shirts and as graffiti.
The slogan was popularized by controversial psychologist Timothy Leary, although some people have suggested that the idea behind the slogan can be traced back to the ancient Greek philosopher Socrates.
Questioning the author is a strategy that engages students actively with a text.
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