FUQ

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.