Today I am interviewing Trevor B. Williams, author of the new science-fiction novel, Eternal Shadow, first book in the Fall of Gods series.
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DJ: Hi Trevor! Thanks for agreeing to do this interview!
For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?
Trevor B. Williams: I’m very happy that you connected with me! I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, but soon followed a job to Washington, DC. Today I presently live in Oakland, CA with my wife and three-year-old girl. When I’m not writing, I’m working for a healthcare tech company as a Senior Salesforce Administrator. And when I’m away from computers altogether I tend to go hiking or exploring museums with my family.\
DJ: What is Eternal Shadow about?
Trevor: Eternal Shadow is a story about perseverance in the face of the unknown, passion toward the sciences, and learning about what drives humanity – both the individual and as a species. This story focuses less on the threat to Earth, but how humanity copes with first contact and the existential crisis that is forced upon them.
DJ: What were some of your influences Eternal Shadow and the series?
Trevor: The idea of a planet-destroying object was certainly molded by both cinema and TV shows alike, from the famous Death Star in Star Wars to the Doomsday Machine in Star Trek: The Original Series. I’ve found such devices to be truly fascinating concepts. I’ve gotten older, my appreciation for such ideas have only driven me to look deeper into the fantastical plot device. My studies in behavioral psychology, too, played a large role in my wanting to explore this particular “what-if.” Understanding human behavior can be simultaneously quite simple but also terribly complex. Continue reading