Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Ralphs Rants interviews Author Jaime Ramos!
Ralph’s Rants interviews Author Jaime Ramos
Hello Jaime, how are you?
I’m doing pretty damn good sir, thank you.
Great to hear! Jaime, tell us about your novel ‘Singularity.’ What’s it about?
Singularity: Rise of the Posthumans is an anthology revolving around the theory of the technological singularity changing our world as we know it. It’s set in the city of New Southamption in the future. Steam powers the city and a tyrant is running things. Each story introduces a hero that is rising up and rebelling against this tyrant.
What was your inspiration for writing Singularity?
I’ve always wanted to do a super-hero anthology. I also read extensively concerning the theory of the tech singularity. People told me that a super-hero anthology would never find writers and would never find a publisher. I proved those people wrong on both counts. I have top-notch writers and a great publisher in Pro Se Productions. I get tired of people telling me that I can’t do something and that things aren’t going to work. I ignore that nonsense.
How much of you is in Singularity? Are any of the characters based on you in any way shape or form? Or are they all?
Great question. My signature character Dr. Bravo are loosely based on two of my favorite people. Brad and Kari Burmaster. I never base characters on myself normally. However, the need to rebel against tyranny is an ongoing theme that I believe in. Look at the garbage that our government is peddling and you will agree with me.
What setting is Singularity in, meaning is it current time? Or set in some decade in the past?
These stories are set in 2075.
Is there a sequel planned?
I’m working on the sequel as we speak. This volume is really going to blow your socks off! I am negotiating with some big names. Now I have to deliver the goods.
What authors/artists inspire you in your writing?
I find inspiration in Shakespeare, Trevanian, Musashi, Frank Miller, Robert Shea, Roger Zelazny, The two Lees: Bruce and Stan. The one and only David Michelinie. I’m a fan of Hemmingway. As far as artists are concerned, I mostly like comic book artists. Todd McFarlane, Greg Capullo, Gene Day, Michael Golden, James O’Barr, Mark Silvestri, Rob Liefeld, and a dude you’ve probably never heard of named Raz Tsolman.
How many characters are in Singularity? Is there one main character or several?
There are seven main characters.
To you, what make Singularity special? What made you want to tell this story?
Each writer interpreted my vision of a shared universe slightly different. These differences were really interesting and I think gives the readers different visions of one whole concept. Conceptually this has drawn a bit of ire from some reviewers, and I see their points, but I didn’t want to choke the life out of my writers. Each story has heart and there’s a rebellion brewing in that book.
Finally, what’s next for Jaime E. Ramos?
Singularity 2 is being worked on as we speak. I am finishing up a story called Golgotha: The City of Skulls. I am also working on a solo novel titled Cash Rawlins and the Infernal Eye. I have an idea for another pulp character called the Fighting American Seahawk, but no publisher yet. I want to do a graphic novel for my character Der Geiger, the Violinist. I have a lot of options, on the back burner I want to do a fantasy novel.
Jaime it’s been great talking to you, feel free to leave links for your web page or links to where Singularity can be purchased or for whatever you’d like for our readers to get to know you better.
Singularity can be purchased on Amazon and Kindle. I have had the great support of friends and family alike, and I really want to say thanks!
Thanks for joining us today, Jaime. Best of luck in all your projects, we’ll see you soon!
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