05/20/14

Interview: Godzilla Fan and Writer Armand Vaquer

With the new Godzilla film scorching up the box office and also proving to be a surprising critical hit as well, we thought this was a good time to consult an expert in the field. Armand Vaquer, author of The Monster Movie Fan's Guide to Japan, has long been a fan of Godzilla and other Japanese giant monsters, and has been active in G-fandom for years. He was kind enough to answer a few questions about his time in fandom and shed some light on an often-misunderstood genre and fan subculture.   1.Thanks Read more [...]
07/25/13

The Enquiring Hitchhiker Interviews Author Sarah A. Hoyt

The Enquiring Hitchhiker brings you an interview with Sarah A. Hoyt. She is the author of the award winning Darkship Thieves which won the Prometheus award in 2011. Question 1 - You are a prolific writer in many different genres. Is it very hard to switch back and forth from historic romance, to fantasy, and then to science fiction? It's very, very difficult. I think I'd get bored if I did only one thing, but I could stand to kick back a little. Actually I haven't done historic romance -- not Read more [...]
06/3/13

The Enquiring Hitchhiker Interviews David Gerrold

David Gerrold has long been on my personal list of the best science fiction authors. Other than Robert Heinlein, I doubt there is another writer who had more influence on me during my childhood. David Gerrold was not only the author of the classic Star Trek episode The Trouble with Tribbles, he was also the creative force behind Land of the Lost. If you are a longtime reader of this site, you know I sing the praises of the that show whenever I get the chance. We even have an entire hour long podcast Read more [...]
05/10/13

The Enquiring Hitchhiker Interviews Author C.J. Cherryh

The Enquiring Hitchhiker is proud to bring you this interview with multiple Hugo award winning Author C.J. Cherryh. 1. I discovered your writing in 1985 with the publication of Cuckoo’s Egg. I really loved the detail you put into the world building, and "fish out of water" stories are my favorite type of fiction. Where do you find your inspiration for these unique cultures? I'm a linguistics major with a specialty in Roman Law and Bronze Age Greece, and I've knocked around the world quite a Read more [...]
04/17/13

Interview: Silent Film Historian Steve Joyce

If you've been around the Internet long enough, you quickly learn that every genre and era of the cinema has its fans, and if you're curious enough to read up on them, you learn to appreciate just why they have gained their adherents. For those curious about fantastic cinema of the silent era, an indispensable new book, American Silent Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Feature Films, 1913-1929, provides what is not just to date the most comprehensive collection of original reviews of American Read more [...]
03/28/13

The Enquiring Hitchhiker Interviews Captain Capitalism, Aaron Clarey

I discovered Aaron Clarey's work when I watched this you tube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EO5Gayz4NNw The video intrigued and and I purchased his book "Enjoy the Decline".  I don't agree with everything Aaron has to say in the book but I do believe he is on the right track when he says that we have to modify our thinking about this country and to modify our behavior to match this new reality.  We have rarely interviewed people outside the speculative fiction community for this site Read more [...]
03/19/13

The Enquiring Hitchhiker Interviews Author Larry Correia

This week the Enquiring Hitchhiker is proud to bring you the New York Times bestselling author of the Monster Hunter series Larry Correia...   Question 1. You broke into writing by self publishing your first book. How did you market the novel and what experiences positive and negative did you have with that first book?   After getting rejected everywhere I decided to self publish. Since I was already well known in the internet gun community, I concentrated my efforts there. Specifically Read more [...]
02/14/13

The Enquiring Hitchhiker Interviews Chad Byers of the World of the Weird Monster Show

This week The Enquiring Hitchhiker interviews Chad Byers who is better known as Undead Johnny the host of World of the Weird Monster Show. The World of the Weird Monster Show is a horror host/sketch comedy show that premiered on Halloween Night 2004. It airs on Comcast Cable in Chicagoland as well as on The Monster Channel (monsterchannel.tv) The show is currently on hiatus on The Monster Channel but will be back soon with all new shows showcasing up and coming independent film makers featuring Read more [...]
01/23/13

The Enquiring Hitchhiker Interviews Author Kevin J. Anderson

This week the Enquiring Hitchhiker is proud to bring our readers an interview with Kevin J. Anderson author of many of the Star Wars extended universe novels, the extended Dune universe, and many of his own science fiction works as well. Question 1. You are a very busy writer and able to produce what to me seems like a massive amount of material in a short period of time. What is your secret?   I love to write. I also write by dictating into a recorder, rather than sitting Read more [...]
12/19/12

The Enquiring Hitchhiker Interviews New Author Trey Garrison

Our first interview after our short hiatus is with Trey Garrison. Mr. Garrison is one of the newest authors with Harper Collins ebook line. I believe his book comes out today and I also believe this is his first interview. We wish him a long and fruitful career in SF. The Hitchhiker asks.... Question 1- Your new book Black Sun Rising revolves around Nazis, and magic in a Dieselpunk setting I have been interested in learning more about Dieselpunk and it seems you are just the person to ask. Tell Read more [...]