Featured Interview With Ben Krieger
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I’m a third generation Washingtonian. I’ve moved away a few times, but never for more than a year and I always came back. I lost my one true love, a 100lb swamp mutt named Morrison to cancer a few years ago. Now I love vicariously through my best human friend’s pupper Pierogi.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I have always loved to read sci-fi, but I let learning disabilities including dyslexia convince me that I couldn’t write until recently. Three years ago I started drafting Under the Shadow of the Plateau, and even thought that is just coming out now, the sequel, Blood Beneath Water, and the graphic novel prequel, Regenesis, will also be out this year.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
Frank Herbert, easy question. His ability to weave social issues into his worldbuilding and characters elevated science fiction to a whole new level for me. Until then I’d really loved B paperbacks and didn’t know what science fiction was capable of.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
The whole Frontier Forever series is about marginalized communities. Most of it is focused on how people interact with governance and technological dependence, but there are also core bits about gender and neurodiversity, and what it means to be human. With no modesty, I’ll say that it’s very well worked into a fast paced adventure through a terrifying prediction of what the future might look like.
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