Author Interview & Book Giveaway: The New Death and Others By James Hutchings

Welcome to Author James Hutchings.

Bio:

James Hutchings lives in Melbourne, Australia. His work has appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Enchanted Conversation and fiction365 among other markets.

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INTERVIEW:
If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?
I’d invite five supermodels. They wouldn’t want their dessert, and there’d be all the more for me.

If you were a superhero what would your name be?
Poetic Justice.

If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose?
Someone who didn’t believe in life after death, just so I could say “I bet you feel pretty silly now.”

One food you would never eat?
Since I’m vegan, most of them.

When you were little, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?
I wanted to be a lawyer for many years. I was a dull child.


What’s the craziest writing idea you’ve had?
“Hey, I could probably make a living from writing.”

Which authors have influence you most how?
JRR Tolkien and Jack Vance for the elaborate dialogue. Robert E Howard for the general atmosphere. Terry Pratchett for the humour. Lord Dunsany for the use of Fame, Time and so on as characters.

If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?
Accidental Life of an Anarchist.

Harry Potter or Twilight?
I’ve actually started a book in both series, but didn’t read more than a few pages. I haven’t read any of the Game of Thrones series either. Even though I mostly write fantasy, I have hardly any experience of fantasy that’s around now.

The New Death and others by James Hutchings

Death gets a roommate…
An electronic Pope faces a difficult theological question…
A wicked vizier makes a terrible bargain…
44 stories. 19 poems. No sparkly vampires. There’s a thin line between genius and insanity, and James Hutchings has just crossed it – but from which direction?

Giveaway Details
5 Ebook copies of The New Death
Open Internationally
Ends 12/6/11

Winners
Jason S.
Kait M.
Barbara W.
Stephanie
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