My new story, Sitala, has just been published in the UnCommon Minds anthology. To celebrate, I’m interviewing some of the authors about their stories. Today, I’m talking to Christopher Godsoe about LEGION Protocol.
What was the inspiration for the uncommon mind in your story?
I’ve always been fascinated by the concepts of artificial intelligence, mind uploading, and the digitizing of human consciousness. I can’t get too much more into it without giving away the plot of the story, but I think those ideas alone could be fodder for hundreds if not thousands of stories.
What are you most proud of about the story?
Hopefully, that it makes people think. There’s a twist that happens at one point in the story that is meant to encourage the reader to ask themselves some very difficult questions about themselves, and about the nature of life in general.
What uncommon mind would you like to meet and why?
There are actually three. Nikola Tesla, Albert Einstein, and Alan Turing. I think that the three of them each understood deeper truths to the nature of our reality, and human mortality robbed us of them having the time to answer more of the “big questions”. A big part of what intrigues me about mind uploading is that it essentially provides immortality, giving the great thinkers and creators of our society an eternity to do what they do instead of having their lives cut short would cause our understanding of everything to grow at an exponential clip. There are of course plenty of ethical questions about mind uploading, and there is very likely no way to answer them without first inventing the ability to do so, but in my opinion, it’s where our race is headed, and the potential for it is worth the risks.
Any plans to revisit the world of your story?
Absolutely. This story is written in my “do.mai.n” universe, and I have one novel (pre://d.o.mai.n), another short story (The Zealot), as well as two additional novels and many more stories in mind. This world isn’t going away anytime soon.
Which actor would you like to see playing your main character and why?
Karl Urban. I’ve seen him play cops before, and he does a spectacular job. I like casting the major roles in most of my stories as a way to maintain a consistent appearance and personality.
Once readers have read your story, which of your books/stories should they read next?
I would recommend starting with pre://d.o.mai.n, then reading the zealot, which is currently included in the UnCommon Bodies anthology, and will be released as a standalone ebook shortly.
Where can readers find you online?
I can be found online on Facebook, Twitter, and also at www.christophergodsoe.com
A big thank you Christoper Godsoe for taking the time to answer my questions. CLICK HERE to get your copy of UnCommon Minds from Amazon today.
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[UnCommon Minds Q&A: Christopher Godsoe by Philip Harris first appeared on Solitary Mindset on 25th January 2017]