Today I am interviewing Bethany C. Morrow, author of the new science-fiction novel, MEM.
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DJ: Hi Bethany! Thanks for agreeing to do this interview!
For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?
Bethany C. Morrow: I’m a speculative literary writer, writing both adult and YA market fiction; I’m a recovering expatriate originally from Northern California, but I’m not particularly invested in recovering so I wouldn’t be entirely surprised if it doesn’t take.
DJ: What is MEM about?
Bethany: MEM is about an imagined past in which scientists were able to extract unwanted memories, and those extractions resulted in…beings identical to the people who had the memories taken out. Typically those extractions simply housed the memories, but then along came one Mem who was a lot more. MEM is about what it would be like to be her.
DJ: What were some of your influences for MEM?
Bethany: I don’t know if there are influences for MEM, other than my recollection of the spectacle of Dolly the Sheep. Once I know my character, my desire is to follow their trajectory in the world in which I’ve both placed them but which also has to inform them. In the sense that none of us are born or formed in a vacuum, what doesn’t influence us? Continue reading