Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Victor Gischler

Victor Gischler's books include Gestapo Mars. From his 2015 interview at My Bookish Ways:

Gestapo Mars sounds like a ton of fun! Will you tell us a little about it and what inspired you to write it?

I’m a huge Kurt Vonnegut fan and was always fascinated by his “alter ego” Kilgore Trout, so I invented an old school dime novel author of pulp sci-fi named Emerson LaSalle. My ambition had been to write a series of over the top, pulp sci-fi novels under the LaSalle name, but there just was never the time to develop the idea fully. But one novel Gestapo Mars kept nagging at me like it really wanted to be written. So eventually I did write it but under my own name rather than LaSalle’s.

Why do you think Carter Sloan is a compelling character? Why do you think readers will root for him?

I think he is compelling because there is so much in his makeup that’s familiar. He’s part James Bond, part Buck Rogers, and Part Mike Hammer. Those readers who “get it” won’t have any trouble rooting for him.

Will you tell us more about the “world” of Gestapo Mars?

I guess technically it’s “alternate history.” Or maybe the future of an alternate history. It’s a universe in which the Nazi’s...[read on]
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