Exclusive Interview: “Rhymer” Author Gregory Frost


As I’ve mentioned many times before, and will again, Arthur C. Clarke famously said in his book Profiles Of The Future: An Inquiry Into The Limits Of The Possible that, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” But in Gregory Frost’s sci-fi-infused epic fantasy story Rhymer (hardcover, Kindle) — or is it a fantasy-flavored sci-fi story? — it’s an advanced race that is mistaken for magic creatures. Which is just one of the oddities at work in this story, a fictional take on a real-life prophet who’s Scotland’s answer to Nostradamus. In the following email interview, Frost discusses what inspired and influenced this genre-mashing story, and how it’s the first of three.