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’s your greatest fear?
A. Being burned alive while cockroaches laugh at me.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Reading. Seriously. I am exactly that dorky.
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