Today I am interviewing Peter Clines, author of the new science-fiction, time-travel novel, Paradox Bound.
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DJ: Hi Peter! Thanks for agreeing to do this interview!
For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?
Peter Clines: Hey. Most everything about me is pretty boring and cliche. Sorry. I’m from a really old New England family. After college I moved to California, one of those out of nowhere decisions that freaked out my family a bit. I did concert and theater work for a little bit, and that led to the film industry where I worked as a crewperson for years. Then I got out and wrote about the film industry for a few years. And now I just write.
I mean, there was a lot of writing before then. I’ve been trying to do this since I was ten or eleven. But that’s when fiction became my full time occupation.
DJ: What is Paradox Bound about?
Peter: Paradox Bound is about a young man, Eli Teague, who’s never gone anywhere or done anything, until he takes the plunge and tries to help this mysterious woman who keeps showing up in his little town every few years. And this gets him drawn into a sort of cross-country treasure hunt. So it’s kind of a time travel/road trip/adventure novel with some creepy edges on it. Hopefully.
DJ: What were some of your influences for Paradox Bound?
Peter: There were a couple. The thing that started me first thinking of it was re-reading Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere and wondering what an American version of that very-London story would be like. There were also some classic sci-fi roadtrip stories I remembered, like Roger Zelazny’s Roadmarks and Alan Dean Foster’s To The Vanishing Point. And there was some movie when I was young about a time-traveling car… Continue reading