Interview with Isaac Petrov, Author of Advent of Dreamtech
06 Jul 2022
What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Advent of Dreamtech?
Ah, when I was a kid, I remember thinking up this story about this very lonely boy that lived with his abusive uncle, bullied by the world. He learned to use dreams to escape his hellish existence. And then learned to “share dream” to get his revenge. A kid story, thought up by a kid. That old story has always been there in the back of my mind, and when I decided to write a novel (a trilogy, no less!), it was my main inspiration. The book turned out to be very different, but that old story was its seed.
If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of Advent of Dreamtech, what would they be?
Oh, I’m sure Edda would love Guns ‘n Roses and the sort… In their future time they didn’t have their own culture, so they were very much exposed to the surviving culture of the “golden age” (i.e. ours).
What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?
Science Fiction. Is there anything else?
What books are on your TBR pile right now?
I still have some scifi classics to read, like Starship Troopers, but I think my next book is a scifi far-future saga by M.C.Cooper, which also features strong female characters, like my stories.
What scene in your book was your favorite to write?
The darkest one of all. A scene from book 2, actually. It was very risky, but my readers totally loved it. Sorry, won’t spoil it here.
Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)
Nope. I’m a pretty normal dude – if you’d see me working, you wouldn’t know if I’m fixing software bugs (my day job), or writing.
Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?
Live and let live.
If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?
Truth matters. A lot.
Isaac Petrov is the author of the new book Advent of Dreamtech
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