First off, let me say that Eternity Falls was a fun read, a fast-paced cyberthriller that I could easily see running through my imagination as if it were a movie. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this sci-fi adventure to any guy looking for a good read. While this might not be a book that some of the ladies in my book club would prefer, it’s right up my alley. 🙂 I love a good suspenseful story that will hold my attention and keep me turning the pages, one after another.
And yet, Eternity Falls goes beyond many suspenseful sci-fi adventures in that a couple of profound themes are woven deep into the plot. Themes of: self-righteous judgement; how difficult it can be sometimes to determine what God’s perfect will is; and when righteous anger is righteous versus when it is misdirected.
And one of my favorite quotes from Eternity Falls sums it all up: “It’s never too late–never, before eternity falls–to regain your soul.”
Kirk has been gracious enough to grant me an interview. Here goes:
What led you to write this particular story?
I think I wanted to reduce life down to its common denominator, death, and then speculate what would happen if that final boundary were ever removed. How would the world change if dying were no longer an issue? How would we see God? And of course, being a Sci-fi enthusiast, I just had to tell the story with a cyberpunk flair.
Who was your favorite character to write? Why?
I truly enjoyed writing Sheila. She’s an interesting character because I wrote her to first be immediately unlikable but then slowly grow on you as you get to know her. That gave me a challenge as a writer. Hope I managed to pull if off! <grin>
Did anything funny happen while writing this book?
Funny? I don’t think so. Amazing maybe, in the fact that I actually found a publisher willing to take a chance on my Christian cyberpunk novel!
Who are some of your favorite authors?
I don’t have a list of favorite authors really. It’s strange but I find I tend to read less when I’m writing. Maybe it’s something about me not wanting to have my creativity or writing influenced or something. But there is one exception: I am always inspired by anything produced by Masamune Shirow. He’s not an author but a Japanese Manga artist, famous for creating Ghost in the Shell, one of my favorites. His cyberpunk stories never cease to get me in the mood to write my own.
Guess it’d be too easy for me to pick the main character in my own book, right? <grin> This is a hard one. I think I’d have to say Felix from John Steakley’s Armor. He was just such an awesome dude.
Where is your favorite place to write?
Since I still have a desktop I don’t have a favorite place so much as an only place. <grin> In my study at home.
What projects are you working on now?
I’m working on the next book in the Rick Macey series. Halfway done!
How can readers find you on the web?
Eternity Falls is published by Marcher Lord Press, which was kind enough to send me a PDF file for review.