Michael R. Underwood

Michael R. Underwood is the author of Geekomancy, Celebromancy, Attack the Geek, Shield and Crocus, and The Younger Gods. By day, he’s the North American Sales & Marketing Manager for Angry Robot Books. Mike grew up devouring stories in all forms, from comics to video games, tabletop RPGs, movies, and books. He has a BA in Creative Mythology and East Asian Studies, and an MA in Folklore Studies. Mike has been a bookseller, a barista, a game store cashwrap monkey, and an independent publishers’ representative.

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.

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Mantra: "Dude, it's okay."

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. Who are your favorite authors?

A. China Mieville, George R. R. Martin, Ursula K. LeGuin, Octavia Butler, Ray Bradbury

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

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