INTRODUCTION OF (AUTHOR) Mark Angelo Lusrdi – ADRIANA (REALITY ONE)’

In my life I have been a university lecturer, an inventor, a plasterer’s assistant, a recording engineer, a record producer and a song and music writer for both film and commercial release. I have also owned and run a number of recording studios (all called Mark Angelo Recording Studios) and now I am an author. Science was always my first love. As a child, on birthdays and at Christmas, it was not train sets and toy cars for me. All I wanted was books. Books about palaeontology, astronomy, biology or physics. That was until I encountered my first science fiction book. I was hooked. Isaac Asimov, Arthur Clark, Philip K Dick, Harlan Ellison and many others became, for me, new heroes to stand alongside Einstein, Newton, Heisenberg and Maxwell. You could say that these are the people that, to a large extent, must bear the responsibility for creating the person that I am today.

1) Who or what inspired you?

There are many questions in the field of scientific investigation, the answer to which may not just be unknown, but may indeed be unknowable. As a child I read a book called ‘Star maker’ by Olaf Stapleton. He showed me a way to explore these impossible questions whilst, at one and the same time, never once even slightly bending the laws of physics. You could say that’s one of the things that is unique about my science fiction book, as that was the challenge I set myself when writing this it. I guess you could say that I was inspired by Olaf Stapleton.

2) What has been your journey up to this point?

Well I written some poems for this art book: https://www.hayleybuchanan.com/gallery

And my blog site: www.scientistsonacid.com

I have also been answering Physics and general science questions on the Quara web site. ‘ADRIANA (REALITY ONE) is my first novel.

Prior to writing books etc I was heavily involved in the music business.

3) What are you working on now?

‘QUARANTINE (REALITY TWO).

4) As a child, what was your relationship with books?

I read science books and any sci-fi I could get my hands on. Including magazines etc.

5) What is the most important thing about what you do?

I guess I am advocate of rational thought. I believe that many of the serious problems presented to humanity, are purely as a result of people thinking and then behaving irrationally. This is not the place to expand, in detail, about this idea, but suffice it to say that were there one thing I could change in the world, it would be this. All children, at school, would be taught never to accept anything simply because someone had said it, or written it and to accept only those things that they can fully understand and confirm to be true on the basis of evidence and logic alone!

6) What are the challenges you face in this industry?

When you write a book, in this day and age, you find your work to be a drop in vast ocean of other books. It is very hard not to just get drown out and as a result never get read by hardly anyone at all.

7) What advice can you offer to aspiring authors?

Don’t obey the rules and write a book like everyone else’s because nobody will never notice it.

8) What is your definition of success?

Strangely, my definition of success would be this. I believe, rightly or wrongly, that I’ve had the odd original thought in my life. As I approach the end of it, it occurs to me that when I die, it could easily be the case that my ideas, whatever the value of them might be, would be lost forever. My definition of success would be to avoid this and have my thoughts and ideas live on in the minds of others after my passing. That is the reason I wrote this book!

9) What is your ultimate goal?

Well I guess that’s pretty much covered by what I’ve written above!