Andrew Morgan has written a couple of Science Fiction books that have been well received on amazon, including Noah’s Ark and Vessel. His latest sci-fi thriller is New York Deep, published last month.
- Tell us a bit about New York Deep
New York Deep is the combination of the ordinary and the extra-ordinary. When tunnel engineer Josh Reed discovers a vast room made of an unusual material deep below Central Park, his dead-end life takes a turn that will change him forever.
- The book deals with mysterious artifacts buried under an urban center..what lead you to write this book?
A while ago I saw a documentary about the development of the East Side Access tunnels connecting Manhattan and Queens, and the scale of it blew my mind. And it got me thinking—what if they found something down there? Something that couldn’t be explained? That would be pretty cool (or terrifying!).
- What writers influenced your work?
I’ve been an avid reader since I was a child, but I wasn’t introduced to Philip K. Dick until quite recently. I love his work; it has a realism to it that really makes you wonder ‘what if’? His work kicked my mind into overdrive enough to start writing some of my own ideas down. They haven’t always been good, but it’s the journey I’m on now and hopefully one day I’ll make readers feel the same way Dick makes me feel!
- Did you read much scifi/fantasy as a kid?
I read loads of sci-fi, not so much fantasy. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings were about as far as I went with fantasy. Sci-fi, though, couldn’t get enough of it. I remember really enjoying Harry Harrison’s Stainless Steel Rat series. I should really dig those out again and see if I still like them.
- There has been a lot of new and very popular sci-fi released over the last few years. Are we seeing a renaissance in the genre?
5) I certainly hope so. Hollywood seems to have picked up on the hunger for sci-fi, too. The Martian, in all its formats, made a wonderful case for the excitement we should have in stretching our imaginations, and hearing of plans for trips to Mars and such only help to stir up the fervour of the public for pushing the boundaries of science. My silly little book has none of that, but I hope it’s still an entertaining read for those who are waiting for their copies of The Martian to arrive!
- What are you working on next?
Well, I’ve got some ideas. I have a pile of them, actually. Usually what happens though is I come around to approaching the next book and then have a totally new idea that I get all worked up on and I go with that instead. Can’t tell you what it is though because none of it makes any sense yet!