Administrator: Walter, sounds like you had an interesting flight from Columbus. What were you doing there?
Walter Mosley: I was giving lectures at a community college about writing and cultural famine.
Administrator: How do you see cultural famine manifesting itself?
seantgla: What drew you to write science fiction novels?
Walter Mosley: Fast foods, bulging prisons, bullying wars, money losing its value, planned obsolescense, and credit cards like loan sharks
LAreader: Do you plan to write any additional young adult titles? What are you working on now?
Walter Mosley: Science fiction is one of the most interesting genres. It allows you to put yourself in a position to deal with a problem directly. For instance, let's say you're a radical lesbian feminist separatist and the first line of your novel starts 'in the year 2016 there were no men left on the face of the earth'
Administrator: Who are your favorite science fiction novelists?
Walter Mosley: I'm working on a series of books, new novel in september 'blond faith', a collection of short stories in april called 'the tempest tales', a one-off novel called 'the last days of ptolemy grey', but most of next year i intend to give a speech around the country called 'the twilight of the oligarchs', an attack on the republican and democratic parties hoping to invent software that will allow dissatisfied americans to form interest groups of their own.
LAreader: Who are some of the authors you read for pleasure?
Walter Mosley: roger zelazny, michael moorcock, brian aldiss, sam delaney, and what's that other guy's name? ah, that's enough
Walter Mosley: the above, and then anything from old jack kirby to new gabriel garcia marquez
Administrator: is blond faith an easy rawlings book?
Walter Mosley: yes
LAreader: How does your early work differ from your most recent fiction?
Walter Mosley: well lareader, i don't know, i didn't know it did.
Eric: Why do you suppose sci-fi resonates with people?
seantgla: Where do you draw your inspiration?