What about the titles of your novels?
Daimones is a greek word. It gives root to both ‘gods’ and ‘demons’ but a daimones is beyond good and evil, it is necessity and fatality more than anything else. It marries well the tone of the novel. The sequel, “Once Humans”, refers to the remembrances of the new humankind when the old has gone for ever.
Are there any occupational hazards to being a novelist?
I’d say metacarpal inflammation and red digits in the savings account.
How many people have you done away with over the course of your career?
Characters? In each short story at least one. In the Trilogy about 6 billions.
Ever dispatched someone and then regretted it?
All the time. As a writer you love every character, even the minor ones. In a sense I understand why bad people do not vanish from Earth out of divine intervention. God could never kill his creatures, even the bad ones. If it happens, it happens, because of the law of nature, not because of its own intervention. The same happens with bad characters in a story. If the story evolves so that one dies, fine, the story dictates it. But as a writer I’ve never thought “Ahh, I’m so glad I’ve had this one killed!”
When were you last involved in a real-life punch-up?
Long time ago. A situation in a football pitch. But you realize soon wearing a helmet and shoulder pads are not conducive to a good punch-up
Mankind is undergoing rebirth, the new arrivals closely watched by the Selected: the transgenic beings created by the Moîrai. The new communities thrive with the aliens’ support and peace and security reign on Eridu, as the planet Earth is known by the Moîrai and in the galaxy.
But peace and security of the cradle are suddenly shattered by acts of sabotage set to disrupt the fragile balance of the fledgling communities.
From the coldest climes to the deepest ocean floors, a cosmic conspiracy full of betrayal and fear is being hatched with the hope of pushing the world perilously close to the brink of self-destruction.
It is up to Dan Amenta to journey through dark and deadly alleys–even into the depths of the planet–to unlock the shadowy logic of alien minds.
Genre – Science Fiction
Rating – PG-13