Frequently Unasked Questions
Q: Who the hell are you?
A: Colin Trafford. I am a science fiction writer. This is my web site.
Q: I never heard of you.
A: I never heard of you either.
Q: Is this web site… er… completely finished?
A: Not as yet. Some of the reviews I’ve written are up. Hang on. More is coming.
Q: What have you written?
A: A few things under pen names. Lately I’ve decided to come “out of the closet,” as it were, and am currently putting out a novel called Terrible Swift Sword, as well as two series, The Six Fingers Of Time and Looking Forward To The Past. I’ve a first novel languishing in the desk drawer somewhere, but have no plans to wake it.
Q: You sound like a Brit. Are you?
A: Who cares? If you want biography, watch the Biography Channel.
Q: What kind of science fiction do you write?
A: Good science fiction.
Q: Your reviews are a bit harsh. Are there any science fiction writers you like or recommend?
A: Several. Ken MacLeod. John Brunner. John C. Wright. Clifford D. Simak. Ballard. Mack Reynolds. Colin Wilson. Nancy Kress. Lem and Dick. Classics like Wells and Stapledon, of course. There are a few quasi-science-fiction writers I particularly like — Haruki Murakami supreme among them.
Q: When and where can I buy your stuff?
A: Soon. On Amazon. If you want to know when I have something new ready to go, email me and I’ll let you know.
Q: Can I send you my 3,000-page Battlestar Galactica ripoff for a detailed critique? Are you available for dinner? Can a proton be gay? How about an asteroid? Do you accept Jesus as your personal saviour? Can you write a letter recommending me to your publisher? Is there a God?
A: No. No. No. No. No. No. No. Well, not yet. I’m working on that last one.