Into the Mind of Robert Liparulo

Greetings Realmies!

Today we are welcoming Robert Liparulo to share with us a peek into his mind. Are you ready? Let’s go!

 

If you could spend the day with one spec fic character, who would it be?

Robert Neville from Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend. That’s the novel that made me, at age twelve, want to be a novelist, as opposed to a writer of other things. And Neville is simply a fascinating character, someone who had to learn to live and survive in a world of monsters. He struggles with loneliness, grows empathetic toward the creatures who want to kill him, and ultimately comes to realize—and this blew me away as a kid—that in a world changed overnight, he had become the monster. The story is right up there with Lord of the Rings in terms of using speculative fiction to convey deep truths about the human condition, our strengths and flaws. I would love to pick his brain about his thoughts on the meaning of being human, the hope that gets him through each day (all of my stories are, at their core, about hope), about his appreciation for the simple things in life (a family a picnic, a child’s laughter) after they were taken away. I’m glad you said, “spend the day with one spec fic character”; the vampires in Neville’s world come out at night.

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Into the Mind of David Farland

Hello, Realmies! We are pleased today to sit down with David Farland. We know you’re going to love this interview, so let’s delve right in, shall we?

 

If you could spend the day with one spec fic character, who would it be?

I’d love to take a long walk through Kew Gardens in England with Gandalf Grayhame

 

You have a free weekend. What do you do with it?  

Work out, go hiking, and maybe spend a day fishing.

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Into the Mind of Steve Laube

Greetings once again, Makers of Realms! We have here with us today Steve Laube, and we can’t wait to share this interview with you.  Welcome Steve!

 

How many books do you own? 

Over 5,000. My office library has 33 six-foot tall bookcases that are full. We have about the same number at home.

 

If you could spend the day with one Spec Fic character, who would it be? 

Aslan. … Oh wait, I get to spend every day with Him for the rest of eternity!

 

What is your favorite food? 

Popcorn.
Steak

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Into the Mind of Lisa Mangum

Greetings Realmies!

We are very excited to begin our Into the Mind series on our Faculty for this year’s conference. Today we are sitting down with author and editor Lisa Mangum. So pull up a chair and make yourself comfortable, we’re delving right in!

We’re so glad to have you, Lisa!

 

If you could spend the day with one spec fic character, who would it be?

The Doctor. (Specifically the Tenth Doctor.) And the best part would be that, in the TARDIS, that one day could last a very long time. (more…)

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