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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.