Hey! Pull up a chair and listen to me interviewing Alistair Sparks, the brother of the late journalist and author Jack Sparks.
Since Jack's book The Last Days Of Jack Sparks was published, there's been much speculation and debate surrounding Alistair, who has attracted everything from admiration to scorn. So I wanted to sit down with him in a cafe and ask a few questions.
This interview is presented in two halves... and you very nearly didn't get to hear the second half at all, because Alistair ultimately didn't want Orbit Books and me to make it available. He made legal threats, while clearly forgetting the terms of the agreement he'd signed before the interview. So The Lost Cut is now available to your ears and I think you'll find it most interesting.
Enjoy! Incidentally, if you haven't read the book yet then don't worry - there'll be nothing to spoiler you here. It doesn't reveal anything that isn't in the prologue...
Alistair Sparks interview: Part One
Alistair Sparks Interview: The Lost Cut
And there we have it. As I say at the end there, I'll leave you to draw your own conclusions as to Alistair's true character. And of course you'll find more evidence within the pages of The Last Days Of Jack Sparks. Or if you'd like to hear the delightful tones of Alistair Sparks and all the other people in this book via audio, you can check out the splendid audiobook!
Don't forget: on October 26 2016, Timebomb author Scott K Andrews will interview me at the British Science Fiction Association's pre-Halloween meeting in London! The event is open to all and free to enter. Get the details!