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Who are you?
I’m Chris, and I’ve been writing for more than 30 years. I started out writing my own storybooks with crayons and construction paper when I was a kid (right down to the hand-drawn UPC codes on the back covers), and I’ve been doing it ever since. I get paid to write stuff now, but it’s not the kind of stuff I enjoy writing, typically. As for what I do enjoy writing, I have a novel coming out later this year called “The Big Leagues,” which is an all-ages story about baseball with a serious sci-fi/fantasy angle. I’m also working on another novel that deals with more mature issues like identity and coming to terms with mortality…which is set against the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic war between cyborgs and mutants. Maybe “mature” isn’t the right term for that one, we’ll see.
What is Cyborg City 3000?
This is my personal blog for writing about whatever the heck it is I feel like writing about. That means I’ll be sharing some of my fiction work in the form of short stories or segments of works-in-progress, but it also means I’ll be posting stuff I’ve written on subjects I’m truly passionate about.
What are you passionate about, then?
My tastes have changed a lot as I’ve gotten older, but I still have a warm, mushy spot in my heart for the same things I loved as a kid. Those things include comic books, video games, baseball, bad movies, good movies, TERRIBLE movies and lots of other stuff.
Why is this blog called “Cyborg City 3000?”
That’s a fair question, whoever you are. Lots of writers just use their name as their website domain, and that’s a very practical idea. But, as my wife can tell you, a lot of times I’ll toss the practical idea aside in favor of something that sounds cool. In this case, I was trying to capture a very specific kind of cool, a sort of “sun-bleached VHS tape in the sci-fi section of Blockbuster Video” kind of cool. It’s a “Sega Genesis game you play in your best friend’s living room for three hours because the noise it makes when you die is hilarious for some reason” kind of cool. It would take a scientist to explain.
Okay, that’s everything I wanted to know.