SciFi Wire Interview with MM Buckner

SciFi Wire – M.M. Buckner Interview

Please talk about the genesis of WATERMIND, how you came to write it, where the idea came from, etc.
For many years, I’ve worked with environmental organizations to help protect water.  Watersheds, wetlands, aquifers, rivers and streams, lakes, oceans, I’ve supported these groups with time and money.  I’m a scuba diver as well as a certified instructor of both whitewater and sea kayaking.  Any water activity, I love it.  Water is the stuff of life.

Naturally, with such an interest, I was drawn to the idea of a water-based science story.  When I began to read about the Mississippi River – the size of its drainage area, the tonnage of pollution it carries, and the complex manmade structures built to control its flow, well, that inspired me. (more…)

APEX Digest Interview with M.M. Buckner

APEX DIGEST INTERVIEW: M.M. Buckner
by Jason Sizemore

So it’s been awhile since your last novel (WAR SURF — winner of the 2006 Philip K. Dick Award). What’s been going on the past couple of years?
You’d be surprised how many years a novel can swallow up. I’ve been writing WATERMIND. The research has been great fun because the story is set in present-day southern Louisiana. I traveled through all the areas where the action occurs, and I talked to local people, including experts on the water control structures along the Mississippi River. Also, I read many books and articles about the river and the region. Then, of course, I spent a lot of time thinking about the story, then writing it. You know what they say: Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana. (more…)