05-11-2011: MilSciFi.com interviews author Bud Sparhawk, contributor to the anthology, By Other Means, book three in the Defending The Future series.
MilSciFi: "Welcome, please tell us about your
story, and what was the inspiration for it?"
Sparhawk: "This story was sparked by
considering what would motivate a marine to choose to become a fighting
MilSciFi: "Is it a part of a larger universe?"
Sparhawk: "This is part of the Shardie cycle
that started with BRIGHT RED STAR and continued with GLASS BOX."
MilSciFi: "Any plans to continue with this
Sparhawk: "There will be at least four more
episodes before the cycle completes."
MilSciFi: "How did you become involved with
the By Other Means project?"
Sparhawk: "By invitation after a reading at
MilSciFi: "What tips would you given an
aspiring military science fiction author?"
Sparhawk: "Deal with the moral issues - they
MilSciFi: "Is military accuracy important to
you, or can one simply 'fake' it?"
Sparhawk: "Accuracy of behavior and attitudes
is important. Don't be mislead by simplistic movies."
MilSciFi: "With your growing success as an
author, do you plan to continue writing for the Defending the Future series?"
Sparhawk: "So long as I get good reviews, I
MilSciFi: "Are there any upcoming projects
you would like to tell us about?"
Sparhawk: "Publishing several eBook and
Kindle collections and previously unpublished novels."
MilSciFi: "And what events do you have in the
Sparhawk: "Conventions in Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Washington, Rockville, and Reno."
MilSciFi: "How can our readers find out more
about your work?"
Website: http://www. sff.net/people/bud_sparhawk
MilSciFi: "Thank you for your time."