An Interview with Walter Mosley on His Latest Science Fiction Story

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

How did you come up with the idea for Jack Strong?

I suppose I was thinking about Frankensteinyou build a body out of the parts, the arms, the legs, the eyes.

Fantasy and science fiction are populated with characters who commune with the dead or share a body with a spirit. But Jack Strong is more complicated than one person hosting one ghost or spirit. How would you describe this character?

I would say that Jack Strong is a receptacle of dozens, maybe hundreds of questions that were unanswered in people’s lives. Even though he has his own identity to work through, he also finds that he needs to solve these riddles, questions, last requests of people, who have kind of died but are now still alive in him.

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An Interview with Thaao Penghlis, author of Places

Monday, July 28, 2014

Thaao Penghlis enjoyed tea for two with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and fitted Robert Redford for a suit before landing career-defining roles on General Hospital and Days of Our Lives. His new memoir Places weaves his deep Greek and Australian heritage with Hollywood escapades and captivating journeys to places few visit.


What inspired you to write Places?
With so much knowledge gained along the way by visiting the different cultures of the
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