David Liss on 'Randoms'
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Anxiety makes everything better.
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. A senior starship officer. Not captain. That's too much responsibility.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. Musicality. I can't sing, dance, or play an instrument.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. That I get to make a living doing things I love.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. I'd go with Rabbi Judah Loew ben Bezalel, the creator of the legendary Golem of Prague. Mainly I'd ask him to walk me through the ins and outs of golem manufacturing.
May 26, 2015My forthcoming novel, Randoms, is not only my firstbook for younger readers, it’s also my first science fiction novel, and in someways it is long overdue. I grew upreading almost nothing but science fiction, fantasy, and horror – and while I’vewritten in those other genres, Randoms is my first time indulging inspace ships, aliens, space battles, futuristic technology, and ray guns.
Sometimes you don’t know how you become interested insomething, but once in a while you can nail down the precise moment. For me, it was when I was about six yearsold, watching Star Trek reruns with my step brother. It was the... see more