Michael R. Underwood
Mike lives in Baltimore with his fiancée, an ever-growing library, and a super-team of dinosaur figurines and stuffed animals. He is also a co-host on the Hugo-nominated Skiffy and Fanty Show. In his rapidly vanishing free time, Mike studies historical martial arts and makes homemade pizza. He blogs at MichaelRUnderwood.com/blog and tweets @MikeRUnderwood.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Spider-Man -- a hero driven by responsibility, empowered by wit and knowledge.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Pizza. I would be very large, and very happy.
Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
A. Martian Chronicles -- Ray Bradbury
A Game of Thrones -- George R. R. Martin
The Hobbit -- J.R.R. Tolkein
A Wizard of Earthsea -- Ursula K. LeGuin
Frankenstein -- Mary Shelley
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Your first draft is allowed to suck.
August 07, 2015This book is amazing. Like, substantive addition to the canon of dystopian literature amazing. Low-tech cyberpunk late capitalist debt-and-credit-based toxic consumerist corporatist society amazing.
When I first heard about the idea I was excited, but the way HIT fleshed out the emotional journey and personalized the abstract is truly impressive. One of my favorite books of the last few years.