10/10/12

The Enquiring Hitchhiker Interviews Dr. Gregory Benford

  This week the Enquiring Hitchhiker has several new interviews. The first of these is with  Dr. Gregory Benford. Dr. Benford is one of the leading authors of hard science fiction working today. His novel In the Ocean of Night was one of my first introductions to the idea of artificial intelligence.   The Hitchhiker asks... Question 1. Ben Bova has commented that there is too little science fiction about scientists, their lives and the work that they do. Clearly, you are an exception Read more [...]
09/20/12

The Enquiring Hitchhiker Interviews Dr. William Forstchen Author of “One Second After”

            Last weekend I visited the "Self Reliance Expo" in Hickory North Carolina. My main goal in coming to the convention was to meet Dr. Forstchen and hopefully interview him for the Freehold. The interview happened but was not conducted under the best of circumstances.  I taped the interview but it was conducted in the convention hall and the sound quality is not the greatest. Below is a transcript of the interview and I will make available an audio Read more [...]
09/17/12

The Enquiring Hitchhiker Interviews Daniel Knauf Creator of the TV Series Carnivale

  This week we are proud to bring you an interview with Daniel Knauf. You may remember Daniel as the creator of the hit HBO show Carnivàle. He is currently working to recreate the story telling genre with his Bxx internet format. Bxx presents a non-linear method of telling a story in which the viewer can follow the story from multiple angles, out of sequence, or even follow specific characters through the story.   The Hitchhiker asks... Question 1- Tell our readers Read more [...]
09/11/12

The Enquiring Hitchhiker Interviews L. Neil Smith

      L. Neil Smith is a writer, and libertarian political activist. He  is the founder of the Prometheus award for libertarian fiction and has written volumes of libertarian centered science fiction. He has also given us what I consider our most thought-provoking interview to date. It is my pleasure to bring you L. Neil Smith.   The Hitchhiker asks... Question 1. You are the creator of the Prometheus award can you tell us why it was needed? I've been a student of social Read more [...]
09/10/12

The Enquiring Hitchhiker Interviews Michael Z. Williamson

This morning the Enquiring Hitchhiker brings you an interview with military science fiction writer Michael Z. Williamson or as some call him "Mad Mike". Mr. Williamson was brought to my attention when this site came online because he had written a novel called Freehold. The reader who brought him to my attention thought we had named the site after that novel (actually we named the site for Heinlein's Farnham's Freehold).   The Hitchhiker asks... Question 1. Our reader base runs from the Read more [...]
09/4/12

The Enquiring Hitchhiker Interviews J. Neil Schulman

We had the pleasure to interview J. Neil Schulman last week. He is the author of the Novel Alongside Night and has twice won the Prometheus award for his work. Currently Mr. Schulman is working on a movie based on Alongside Night.   The Hitchhiker asks... 1. I have asked this of several authors and in your case I think this question is even more pertinent. Tell me about the influence Heinlein had over your work and life? I wrote an entire book to answer this question: The Robert Heinlein Read more [...]
09/3/12

The Enquiring Hitchhiker Interviews Larry Niven

Larry Niven is one of the old guard of hard science fiction writers. His ringworld Novels are some of the most widely read science fiction novels of all time. It was our pleasure to interview him for the site. The Hitchhiker asks..... Question 1- I asked this question of Dr. Pournelle but I also would like your opinion on the same question. The modern trend in speculative fiction is away from hard science fiction and has moved towards a melange of vampire eroticism, mystical children, and medieval Read more [...]
08/28/12

The Enquiring Hitchhiker Interviews Writer Mike Baron

Mike Baron is the Creator of the comic Badger and co-creator of Nexus. He has worked on Marvel's Punisher and is a contributor to Big Head Press. I have always been a fan of your work. I first discovered Badger back in the late 1980s. I even painted Badger on a t-shirt because it was impossible to find t-shirts of comic characters back then that weren’t one of the top four spidey, hulk, superman, or batman. I think I was drawn to Badger because of the internal struggle between his personalities. Read more [...]
08/27/12

The Enquiring Hitchhiker Interviews Author John Ringo

This week we interview author John Ringo. He has had several books on the New York Times best seller list and he has over two million books in print. Ringo's specializes in military/science fiction.  The Hitchhiker asks... Question 1- After reading There Will Be Dragons I had a sense that Heinlein had influenced your writing. Are you a fan of his work? Very much so. Heinlein is the absolute sine qua non of science fiction authors. While I haven't read all of his works, I've read most and Read more [...]
08/20/12

The Enquiring Hitchhiker Interviews Dr. Jerry Pournelle

We have a special treat for our readers this morning. One of my all time favorite authors Dr, Jerry Pournelle.  Having co-authored my third favorite book Lucifer's Hammer (1 and 2 are both Heinlein works) I was a little nervous to contact him and more nervous to actually ask for an interview. Luckily I got over that  and I am very proud to present this interview for our audience here at the Freehold. Normally we like to ask four questions about the person's work and a fifth question being about Read more [...]