In last year’s Slaves Of The Switchboard Of Doom, writer and illustrator Bradley W. Schenck presented an action-packed story set in a ’20s/’30s-esque retro-futurist world of robots and rockets. And it’s back to this fictional universe we go once again in his new illustrated short story collection, Patently Absurd (paperback, Kindle). Though as he explains in the following email interview, the hero this time isn’t of the action variety.
When we think about flying cars, robot sidekicks, and heroes wearing bubble-like helmets, we typically think of the 1950s. But while all of those elements play a part in Bradley W. Schenck’s humorous new sci-fi novel Slaves Of The Switchboard Of Doom (hardcover, digital), in talking to him about it, he said it wasn’t the ’50s that were his inspiration, but an earlier time instead.