Today is my stop on The Invisible Mind tour, and I had the opportunity to ask the author, M.T. Bass some questions. Check it out.
The Invisible Mind (Murder by Munchausen #3)
By M.T. Bass
Genre : Sci Fi, TechnoThriller, Police Procedural
WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION FOR WRITING THE MURDER BY MUNCHAUSEN SERIES?
Most times, a scene magically pops into my mind that grabs my attention around the throat and starts squeezing hard—and I just know there is a story in it so I chase it so I don’t get strangled to death. For Munchausen, it was the police takedown of the android in a warehouse, which became chapter one of the first book. I saw the whole thing in my mind like it was a futuristic version of Cops. That being said, my subconscious mind is constantly being loaded up with a lot of muda (a Japanese word meaning “futility; uselessness; wastefulness”) and around the time I started writing the series, there was an awful lot of dire hand wringing in the news by famous tech guys like Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Stephen Hawkings about how artificial intelligence is going to be the end of mankind as we know it…yada, yada, yada. It was also around this time that I must have read the third or fourth submission of a zombie apocalypse story in the writers groups I’m in and I distinctly remember thinking that, you know, this zombie thing has been played out and there’s got to be a new villainous apocalyptic threat to mankind somewhere out there. Not too long after that, Jake and EC are chasing synthoid hitmen and serial killers.
DO YOU LIKE AUDIOBOOKS, PHYSICAL BOOKS, OR E-BOOKS BETTER? WHY?
I definitely like physical books better. Kind of an old school thing. And I buy into the theories I’ve read about how there is a much more intimate reading experience with wood pulp and ink because you are interacting with a genuine physical object, not only physically turning pages and all—but besides a width and height, there is depth, so that scene or phrase or character you met that you really, really like has a three dimensional location out in “meatspace.” And then honesty kicked in…But I almost exclusively read eBooks anymore. Why? Well, I can carry around my entire library in my iPad Mini without renting a U-Haul truck. Which means, I can read two or three or four books at the same time like I used to do in my college days. And ever since I bought one of the very first Sony eReaders, my reading throughput has skyrocketed. It’s just too easy. As for audiobooks, I actually just recently tried them out with The Devil in the White City and Slaughterhouse Five. But I get a brain cramp when I stop and ponder that I could be visually reading Plato’s Republic while at the same time listening to Huckleberry Finn.
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