Thursday, September 19, 2013

Author Interview – Voicu Mihnea Simandan

Who designed the cover of The Matrix and the Alice Books?

The cover was designed by C.L. Smith (, a talented British computer designer who, after listening to what I wanted to say through the cover of my book, came up with this brilliant design: Alice looking up at the Cheshire Cat who smiles down at Alice from a tree while, in the background, the binary coded Matrix digital rain invites the readers to a world where dream and reality are one.

Who is your publisher?

The Matrix and the Alice Books was initially published as a paperback via Lulu Books in 2010 while the ebook release was made though Amazon’s KDP program.

If you could leave your readers with one bit of wisdom, what would you want it to be?

I would quote what Morpheus told Neo in The Matrix, “Neo, sooner or later you’re going to realize, just as I did, that there’s a difference between knowing the path, and walking the path.” Regardless of your dreams and ambitions, just wanting to do something is not enough. Getting down to doing it and facing the challenges life puts in your path is a journey we all have to take in order to become successful.

Do you plan to publish more books?

For 2013, I’m planning to release the following titles: Riding the Cylinder, three science fiction short stories set in Thailand; Taking the Seas, a book of adventure stories for the young ones; Angelee, a collection of short stories and, of course, my pièce de résistance would clearly be The Buddha Head, a suspense thriller set in Ayutthaya in Thailand.

At the same time, I am at various stages of completion with three other books of non-fiction which have the working titles of Thailand from A to Z: Sports, Activities, and Martial Arts; 10 Destinations In & Out of Bangkok, and Archery from A to Z. Also, I have started work on The Ancient Sword, the second novel in “The Ayutthaya Trilogy,” which started with The Buddha Head.

Do you have any upcoming appearances that you would like to share with us?

For the next academic school year (2013/2014), I have been invited to a few international schools in Bangkok to speak to their students about The Ironman. A Play, a book for children I wrote and published in 2009.

The Matrix & The Alice Books

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Genre – Non-Fiction/Movie Studies/Literary Criticism

Rating – G

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