Tuesday, January 8, 2013
I need to state too that I'm not changing my writing style or trying to. I've written a lot of serious books in the past but I always figured they were either too radical for public consumption or they were just poorly done compared to my later stuff. Cruel New World started out as a project called "Mitch After the Bomb" and was actually a little on the goofy side. After someone said that this was the one I ought to publish, I hardened it up a little and gave it a more serious name. Mike Kiser suggested that I make it a series so I re-wrote the final chapter to allow for such. I also had written the book to entertain a buddy who was doing time but he kept telling me to hold off sending him parts of it since he was sure he was about to be released. Anyhow, about two years later he did get released and I sent him a published copy. We lost touch after that. I feel like retelling that story every couple of years.
There is a little more politics in the second Cruel New World book too. I'm mulling over that now. In some ways I wanted to keep politics out of the books, Marxist and Zionist included. However, some of the people in the books have political leanings just like people do in real life. I don't want to tone that down just to keep things objective. Most of the political expression in the book has been laid out in a debate format. I offer both sides of a lot of touchy debates but the left will naturally whine because I'm presenting an alternative perspective to their own. Either way, it is going to be a fun time for everybody!