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).



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.


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.




About Thomas Weaver

For several years, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom (editor). I'm physically disabled, and I currently live 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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