Archive for the ‘interview’ Category

Interview + Book Giveaway

April 30, 2013

The The Emoticon Generation blog tour is drawing to a close, with a new interview and book giveaway at the Dab of Darkness blog.

This interview is all about how some of the stories and books and film I’m writing came to be.

Plus, you have a chance to win a free electronic copy of The Emoticon Generation.

Read the entire thing here.

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An Interview with Newton, My Personal AI

April 14, 2013

The Emoticon Generation blog tour continues! This time, with an interview by My Bookish Ways. Unfortunately, I wasn’t at home during the interview, and so my personal AI (artificial intelligence problem) answered the questions for me. The AI’s name is Newton, and he doesn’t like me very much. Here’s a little taste:

Guy, will you tell us a bit about yourself and your background? Have you always wanted to be a writer?
I’m sorry, Guy isn’t here right now. My name is Newton. I am the AI Guy created in order to help him deal with anything that might come up while he’s away. I answer his phone when he’s in the bathroom, I do interviews when he’s not home, and I drive while he texts.

Read the entire interview with Newton here.

Interviewed by Little Red Reviewer

April 3, 2013

The Little Red Reviewer’s interview of me now appears on her blog, launching The Emoticon Generation book tour.

 

From her intro:

Guy Hasson writes near-future science fiction, intimate stories suggesting technologies that fifty years away, or twenty years away, or maybe twenty minutes away.  His stories are all  different, but what they share in common is characters the reader instantly cares about, and a story that pulls you right in.  THE EMOTICON GENERATION  deals with a wide range of technological questions, but most importantly (at least for me), the idea that just because we can create a technology that does something, that doesn’t mean we should use it, that we should play God with it.

Check out the interview.

And, oh, buy The Emoticon Generation.

Interview at the Japanese Website ’26 to 50′

October 3, 2012

The Japanese website 26 to 50 recently interviewed me about SF that’s not American-centric. Here’s a small excerpt:

 

Q-4.

To our dismay, a lot of so called World things are actually American ones. From Baseball’s World series to our genre’s Worldcon (almost) or World Fantasy Awards. How can we correct it to its real structure, into the real chaotic world?

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A-4.

What you’re talking about, it’s just marketing. Putting a name on something sometimes defines it in the eyes of the world. They called themselves the ‘World’ first, so they own the ‘World’. But if you think about only as marketing, it’s not that impressive. Awards are also marketing. First and foremost, they’re used for marketing. Generally, the readers (buyers) assume something is better than something else because it won an award.

You want to solve it? First, you have to get over the language barrier. The people who vote for the international prizes usually read only English. So the best Japanese SF book won’t be read by any voters unless it’s translated into English. Next, I doubt all the voters read all the books that come out that year. Again, it’s a marketing issue: you have to draw more exposure and public awareness to the books you think deserve to win.

 

Here’s the link to the interview in English.

Article: How to Give Really Bad Interviews

June 20, 2011

Hub Magazine published an article of mine, called How to Give Really Bad Interviews. Download the PDF file to read the article. Here’s an excerpt:

So you’re an author and your newest book just came out. It’s time to give interviews to try and sell the book. You want to be proper, respected, serious, inspiring, and to give an air of authority. But why? Why would you want to give a good interview when you can give a truly horrible one? Isn’t it so much more fun?

 

I didn’t start out as a bad interviewee on purpose. I stumbled onto it. It was destiny, I suppose. And now I’m ready to take it to the next level. I’m ready to turn it into an art. I am here to share my vast and shocking knowledge in giving bad interviews with any potential authors out there who would like to glean a bit of the technique from an old master.

 

But first thing’s first: Let’s see how it all began. 

 

Read the rest of the article here.

New Interview at the World SF Blog

April 13, 2011

The World SF Blog is holding its second Author Week. There’s going to be an item about Secret Thoughts every day. 

Charles Tan does the interviewing. Enjoy.

New Interview at SFF Chat

March 24, 2011

A new interview with me has just been published by SFF Chat. Enjoy.