UnCommon Minds Q&A: Christopher Godsoe

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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 … Read More

UnCommon Bodies Q&A: Christopher Godsoe

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Pavarti K Tyler’s anthology, UnCommon Bodies , launches on Tuesday  (but it’s available for pre-order on Amazon right now) and to celebrate I’m running a series of interviews with the authors from the book. Today I’m talking to Christopher Godsoe, author of The Zealot. What attracted you to the UnCommon Bodies project? I’m a huge fan of short story collections in general, having read several from authors like Stephen King and Neil Gaiman, and I’ve long been a fan of the Future Chronicles anthologies by Samuel Peralta (featuring contributions from several of my favorite authors). Also, Karl Schroeder’s stories in the MetaTropolis audiobook series have heavily influenced my writing. I’ve always wanted to contribute stories to anthologies like UnCommon Bodies, so when Pavarti posted that she had begun accepting submissions, I immediately committed to writing something to send in. Tell us about your lead character, what makes them UnCommon? The main character in The Zealot is named Dru, and she is the new partner of Tobin Maldovan, the antagonist in my science fiction novel pre://d.o.mai.n. Dru and Tobin are both FBI Agents, with Tobin having transferred across the country following the events in pre://d.o.mai.n. I don’t believe in good vs. evil, I believe … Read More