Mike Mullin is one of the few authors that caught my eye in 2013. His book series Ashfall, is one of my favorite post-apocalyptic trilogies that continues to make waves in the bookosphere. The realistic depiction of survival and how it affects us in different human conditions made a huge impact on how I see the world. This series is like The Walking Dead, only the walkers are real people.
In lieu of the release of Sunrise on April 15th 2014, Mike gladly answered a few questions for us. My review of Sunrise will be published next week. Stay tuned for that! Here’s chapters 1-2 from Sunrise.
I would like to thank Mike Mullin for being awesome and answering all my weird questions!
What can we expect from your next book, Sunrise?
ASHFALL is about Alex’s quest for survival, ASHEN WINTER is about family, and SUNRISE is about community. The scope increases with each book. SUNRISE is different from anything I’ve ever written in that it takes place over about three years, and it’s not fundamentally a quest novel, like ASHFALL and ASHEN WINTER. That made it more difficult to write, and accounts for the year-and-a-half wait for its release. (I spent nearly two years writing it.) Enjoy!
If you or the characters from your book were to be in the game Survivor, who would be voted off first and why? Who would win and why?
Darla doesn’t take any crap from anyone, so she’d say or do something that would get everyone annoyed at her and get kicked off early, despite her usefulness to the group. Alex would go deep in the game. He’s good with people and deeply empathetic—something of a natural leader. He wouldn’t win, though. Someone he trusted would stab him in the back before that point. He trusts too easily and is too impulsive to win. I wouldn’t appear on one of those shows unless you paid me the million dollars in advance. [Read more…]