Interviews with my imaginary friends: Mandor Shadovsky

For this year’s A-to-Z April Challenge, I’m interviewing characters from my and/or my twin’s fiction. Some of them are major characters, some are supporting cast, and some have managed to avoid any page-time (so far).

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Thomas: Let’s start with a question from my readers: How do you feel about how your author is treating you?

Mandor: I’ve created a special team to hunt him down across the universes.

Thomas: Wow. I’m suddenly glad I’m just the proofreader… What do you think of the other characters in the story?

Mandor: Two of the best are Commander Harris and Commander Tebrey. Drake, well… Can’t live with him, and obviously can’t kill him. Which I suppose does come in handy.

Thomas: You’re not the protagonist in these novels, but you’re a fairly major character. Do you consider yourself to be indispensable to the story?

Mandor: Nobody, with the possible exception of Commander Tebrey, is actually indispensable. My own contributions to history will likely be no more than a footnote.

Thomas: What was the most frightening moment for you in the story?

Mandor: To be honest, I think the scariest thing for me so far was when Drake showed up in my office, and I tried to kill him, and it didn’t work. I really thought I was screwed then.

Thomas: Yeah, but you wounded him, and you lived to tell about it. That’s definitely something to brag about.

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Mandor Shadovsky is a prominent secondary character in two of my brother’s science fiction novels so far: The Fallen and soon-to-be-published The Madness Engine.

 

 

 

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About Thomas Weaver

I’m a writer and editor who got into professional editing almost by accident years ago when a friend from university needed someone to copyedit his screenplay about giant stompy robots (mecha). Having discovered that I greatly enjoy this kind of work, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use ever since as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom. I'm physically disabled, and for the past several years, I’ve lived with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have six cats. (The preferred term is "Insane Cat Gentleman.") I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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