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Exclusive Interview: “Beggar’s Sky” Author Wil McCarthy

 

With Beggar’s Sky (hardcover, Kindle), writer Wil McCarthy is once again exploring the completely fictional, and downright outlandish idea, of what might happen if the super rich took over the space race. Like that would ever happen,

In the following email interview, McCarthy discusses what inspired and influenced this hard sci-fi space opera/ political spy thriller.

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Exclusive Interview: “Poor Man’s Sky” Author Wil McCarthy

 

With Poor Man’s Sky (hardcover, Kindle), writer Wil McCarthy is continuing the series of hard sci-fi space opera / political spy thriller novels he started with 2021’s Rich Man’s Sky. Though as he explains in the following email interview, you don’t need to read Rich to get Poor.

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Exclusive Interview: “The Wellstone” Author Wil McCarthy

 

As they are wont to do, Baen Publishing are now systematically rereleasing the four books in Wil McCarthy’s hard sci-fi space opera series The Queendom Of Sol as mass market paperbacks nearly a year-and-a-half after reissuing this out-of-print series from the 2000s as trade paperbacks and on Kindle. With the mass market paperback version of book two, The Wellstone, being released recently, I thought it time to subject Mr. McCarthy to the following email interrogation about this book, this series, and this new edition.

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Exclusive Interview: “Rich Man’s Sky” Author Wil McCarthy

 

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos recently announced that he would stepping down as the company’s CEO to dedicate more time to his aerospace company Blue Origin. And he’s not the only rich guy who wants to be Captain Kirk. But what would happen if the final frontier of space was explored by a bunch of businessmen who’ve beaten NASA to the punch? Such is the premise of Wil McCarthy’s new sci-fi space opera thriller Rich Man’s Sky (hardcover, Kindle). In the following email interview, McCarthy discusses what influenced this story, and where it might be going, as well as the recent reissues of his Queendom Of Sol novels.