Superversive Sunday Spotlight: Yakov Merkin

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, Yakov Merkin:

How long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing seriously for about 5 years (less seriously for at least 15).

Which writers inspire you?

There have been a bunch over the years, but two that come to mind right away are Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson.

So, what have you written?

I have so far written & released all 7 books in the Galaxy Ascendant series (space opera), one epic fantasy, The Dragon Hand, plus my Master’s thesis, Crosscurrents: Navigating The Turbulent Politics Of The Right During The Horthy Era In Hungary, 1920-1944. I also have a few short stories out in anthologies put together by other authors.

What draws you to Superversive writing?

I enjoy writing (and reading) uplifting, heroic stories, particularly those that honor the traditions that have brought both me personally, and civilization as a whole, into a better place. Traditions that are today under attack.

What are you working on at the minute?

In addition to a short story for an as-yet-unannounced anthology, I am writing a new fantasy series, Light Unto Another World, an anime-inspired fantasy series of light novels in which an IDF soldier finds himself suddenly whisked away to a fantasy world. (And, G-d willing, I’ll be launching a Kickstarter for the first 5 volumes, all of which are already written, any time now.)

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

I read less than I used to (mostly due to lack of time), but a few of my favorite authors at the moment are Jim Butcher and Timothy Zahn.

How can readers discover more about you and your work?

All of my books are available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Yakov-Merkin/e/B0711PXQK6?ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vu00_tkin_p1_i0

I also have a website, yakovmerkin.com, on which I’m not as active as I probably ought to be.

And for anyone still using twitter, I’m there at @yakovmerkin (same for Gab and Parler, though I’m not active on either at the moment.)

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

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