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Today I am interviewing Seb Doubinsky, author of the new science fiction novel, Missing Signal.
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DJ: Hi Seb! Thanks for agreeing to do this interview!
For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?
Seb Doubinsky: Hello and thank you for having me here on this great site! I am a French bilingual writer who lives in Denmark. I lived in the States when I was a child and English is practically my first language, and American culture (of the early 60s) my first culture. I consider myself therefore a “Eumerican” writer, with a foot on both continents and cultures.
DJ: What is Missing Signal about?
Seb: It is about fake news, government propaganda and a possible alien invasion, all wrapped up around a love story.
DJ: What were some of your influences for Missing Signal?
Seb: Actually, the biggest influence comes from 1960s and 1970s movies, like Antonioni’s “Blow Up” or “Zabriskie Point”. I love the questioning contained in these films about identity, society, sexuality. They give me a good background to work with and create a new form of storytelling esthetics.
DJ: Could you briefly tell us a little about your main characters? Do they have any cool quirks or habits, or any reason why readers with sympathize with them?
Seb: There are two main characters in the novel, Terrence and Vita. Terrence works for a government agency based on disinformation in UFOlogy and is their greatest specialist – he has numerous identities and personas. What makes him human, I think, is his loneliness and sincerity, in spite of his job as master deceptionist.
Vita is, well, a mystery – and I guess that’s what makes her attractive. Continue reading