The wonderful Rob H. Bedford interviews Infoquakeand MultiRealauthor David Louis Edelman for SFFWorld today.
In light of old discussions about writing for the opposite gender, I particularly appreciated this bit:
Did you find Jara’s voice more difficult to capture than Natch’s, considering, well, you are a man and Jara is a woman?
Honestly, I feel like I understand Jara better than I understand Natch. He’s somewhat difficult and remote, and he’s not really like me at all. Jara is much easier to relate to. She’s approaching middle age, she’s fed up with her career, she’s sexually unfulfilled, and she’s hit a romantic dead end. I know plenty of people, male and female, who fit those descriptions. So I didn’t worry too much about gender differences. I just tried to make her a well-rounded character.
And this bit made me laugh:
If you could take any pre-existing fictional character and plunk them into the events of the Jump 225 trilogy, who would it be?
Dr. Strange. He’s a guy who hops dimensions all the time. He ought to know how to handle MultiReal.
But you should read it all, right?