Today I am interviewing Rich Larson, author of the new science-fiction short-fiction collection Tomorrow Factory.
◊ ◊ ◊
DJ: Hi Carl! Thanks for stopping by to do this interview!
For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?
Rich: Hi DJ, I’m not actually Carl. I snuck in using his badge. My name is Rich Larson and I write speculative fiction. I was born in Galmi, Niger, have studied and worked in a variety of places, and now live in Ottawa, Canada. Besides writing, I enjoy playing soccer, watching basketball, learning languages, shooting pool, and dancing kizomba.
DJ: What is Tomorrow Factory: Collected Fiction about?
Rich: The stories in Tomorrow Factory are about humanity’s interaction with technology and the strange places it might lead us.
DJ: What were some of the inspirations behind Tomorrow Factory: Collected Fiction?
Rich: Glancing through the table of contents I see stories inspired by:
-LEGO’s Bionicle toys
-an article about muti, the trade in albino body parts for folk medicine
-a walk to the gym in winter under a perfectly blank sky
-vacationing in Thailand
–Dead Space and that one Halo 3 level with all the sphincters
-NBA lottery hype and He Got Game
-the 90s Spider-Man cartoon
–Mario Kart 64
-Penny Arcade’s Automata webcomic
-a vivid dream I had during a hot night in Seattle
-Instagram and my time in Portugal
–Superbad Continue reading