Richard Paolinelli

Superversive Sunday Spotlight: Chrome Oxide

Welcome to this week’s Superversive Sunday Spotlight. Every week we will chat with a Superversive author that you really should be reading.

This week we welcome Superversive author, Chrome Oxide:

How long have you been writing?

November 2009 I started a blog where I posted random musings on life, the universe and everything. From there it was a short fall down the rabbit hole to writing science fiction and fantasy in June 2010.

 Which writers inspire you?

I grew up reading Robert A. Heinlein, Andre Norton, Isaac Asimov and many others. However, I think the writer that most inspired me and has had the greatest impact on my writing is Robert Sheckley since everything I write is humorous, and many things I write are satirical.

 So, what have you written?

My first professional sale was “Cop For A Day” as a published finalist in Writers of the Future volume 29. “Graduation Day” was published in Forbidden Thoughts. Both of those stories are in my collection of nine short stories, 28 Minutes Into The Future. The complete list of my publications can be found on my web site.

 What draws you to Superversive writing?

The absurdity of the world around me. When I see the United States Supreme Court rule that if a building has a capacity of 500 people, and 250 are allowed to gather if it is a casino, but only 50 are allowed to gather if it is a church. Or when I see mayors and governors say it is unsafe to go outside without masks, unless you are rioting and looting in the memory of George Floyd. I am inspired to write about people who see the insanity and fight to make life better for themselves and those around them.

What are you working on at the minute?

I normally have more than one project going at a time. I’m currently working on a High Fantasy, a Low Fantasy and a No Fantasy. High Fantasy is a novel about a couple of stoners who end up on a world where if you use magic, you get high and then suffer withdrawals. Low Fantasy: I am working with editor Elaine Ash on Money Management For Monsters, a novel about a CPA who takes his first job at an accounting firm where things get weird, fast. No Fantasy: The Ship Who Pranked is a science fiction novel about a boy and his ship that travel among the worlds of the Collective, overthrowing planetary governments that oppress their people. While I’m working on these, I will stop and work on a short story if I come across an idea that screams out to me that I need to write it.

Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?

These are a few of my favorite authors, but there are many more science fiction and fantasy authors I enjoy reading. Larry Correia and his Monster Hunter novels. Carrie Vaughn and her Kitty Norville novels. David Drake and his Daniel Leary RCN novels.

 How can readers discover more about you and your work?

The thing to know about me and my work is that I write humorous science fiction and fantasy. However, I’ve been accused of writing murder mysteries since I murder the English language and it’s a mystery how I get published.

 I can be found at my own web site and my Amazon author page, but can be lost everywhere else.

My web site:

http://www.chromeoxide.com/writer/

My Amazon Author page:

https://www.amazon.com/Chrome-Oxide/e/B00DFJDA8M

Thanks for sharing Chrome. Be sure to check out Chrome’s books and be sure to check back next Sunday for our next chat with a Superversive author.

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