David Liss on 'Randoms'
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Anxiety makes everything better.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Jane Goodall -- scientist, advocate, author. Pretty much the whole package.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. People saying "less" when they mean "fewer." Also, while were at it, "incentivize." Can people actually believe this is a word?
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. Musicality. I can't sing, dance, or play an instrument.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. James T. Kirk. The first one.
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