PERHAPS Contributor Has New Novel Out!
Terence Kuch, one of our contributors to Issue No2, has just released a new novel, The Seventh Effect. Here’s an interview with him below:
1. What kinds of fiction do you write?
Most of my fiction triangulates among literary, science fiction, and horror genres. My stories are set in the present or near future, and are about more-or-less normal people (no elves or wizards, and only the occasional zombie). “Weird” would be a fair description, but the best term is “conceptual fiction.” (Ted Gioia provides an excellent description of conceptual fiction at www.conceptualfiction.com.)
2. What do you do for fun and relaxation?
Write. Develop concepts and plots. Think about characters. Read.
3. Do you think you’ll ever retire from writing?
4. Where do you see yourself as a writer ten years in the future?
Cult writer without a cult.
5. What story are you working on now?
Year 2012: With many misgivings, our protagonist attends his 20th high school reunion. He remembers the 1992 graduation party, at which he suffered various humiliations. As he circulates, encountering his old friends and enemies for the first time in 20 years, it gradually becomes 1992; now he is at the graduation party, not the reunion. Will things be different this time around? Has he been given the opportunity to change the past, or was the last 20 years of his life just a daydream? 6. What do you hope to write in the future? I’m concentrating on short stories now, 3000 to 4500 words, as I prefer the concise form.
7. What can readers look for next from you?
My third novel, See/Saw, has just been accepted for publication.
8. Where can readers/fans find you?
(1) Google me. Since I have a nearly unique name, all the sick, misanthropic fiction you find for “Terence Kuch” is mine.
(3) And, of course, Facebook.