David Liss on 'Randoms'
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Anxiety makes everything better.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. Abyssopelagic, Frumentarious, Nychthemeral.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Getting up hours before anyone else, sitting in a dark room with a great book on my e-reader, a hot cup of coffee, and at least one cat for company.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Reading. Seriously. I am exactly that dorky.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. That I get to make a living doing things I love.
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