For our seventh contributor mini-interview we welcome Igor Ljubuncic, who has been almost ever-present in the SFFWorld anthology series!
Igor is a physicist by vocation, an IT nerd by profession, and has thirteen published works (currently) which have received favourable reviews from Publishers Weekly, Underground Book Reviews, Midwest Book Review, SFFWorld, and others. He runs a popular science and technology blog, Dedoimedo.com, which has also been nominated and awarded multiple times in various IT categories. You can learn more about Igor’s literary adventures at www.thelostwordsbooks.com.
- What was the first story you ever wrote, published or not?
It’s a classic action/adventure book, written in 1990 (I was a wee lad back then). And now, 28 years later, I am actually going to publish it!
- Who’s your famous-around-the-whole-world hero?
Well, I wouldn’t call him a hero. But it’s Sir Francis Drake. He taught me a lot about venture capitalism.
- Who’s your no-one’s-ever-heard-of-that-one hero?
Bob Ross. His paintings made the world a better place.
- Ehhhh, he’s more well-known than you think… well, what’s your secret weakness – Fire? Ice cream? Kryptonite?
Nutella, of course.
- What would it take to drive you to a thrilling life of crime?
A gold-plated AK-47 and a license to kill.
- Describe your superhero suit – spare no detail!
Glitter. Spandex. Sheep fur. I leave the rest to your imagination.
- Thank god. So, if you were Mayor of Pacific City, what would be your first abuse of power?
You must sing karaoke if you go to a restaurant.
- We’ve danced around this long enough: which are you, Hero or Villain?
I am a hero. Me mom always said I was special.
Igor’s contributions to the SFFWorld.com anthology series have ranged from the amusing to the apocalyptic. His downbeat World War I fantasy, The Girl with the Flaxen Hair in Wars to End All Wars, was nominated for the 2014 Sidewise Awards for Alternate History, but for the Pacific City anthology his tongue is once again very firmly in cheek:
PARK LIFE — in a city of millions, not every hero wears a fancy suit, relies on high-tech gadgets and broods in a branded cave – but then not every superpower fights against the evils of urban congestion either!
More interviews are on the way!