A question for Matthew Amundsen

Q: What is the first/most recent book that you lost sleep reading/thinking about?

A: The most recent book I lost sleep over was William S. Burroughs’ The Western Lands. His reimagining of the Egyptian Book of the Dead was a dense and bittersweet coda to a long history of difficult works.

Matthew Amundsen’s story “Country Whispers
in Metaphorosis Friday, 7 June 2019.
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About Pablo Valcárcel

Pablo Valcárcel is based in Madrid where he teaches entrepreneurship, mentors startups and writes speculative fiction. You can follow his musings on mortality, Scrum for writers, and haunting songs on Twitter @awakedreamer.

Pablo Valcárcel’s story “The Thousand Revolutions of Kronstadt
in Metaphorosis Friday, 14 June 2019.
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It came from Tris Matthews

Tris Matthews’s story “When the Last Friend is Gone” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 16 November 2018. I did cognitive science at university and became fascinated with what consciousness and cognition are, how they emerge in animals, how we will achieve this in robots, and the possibilities this will open, such as the solution to currently unimaginable questions and the shift to a hive mind society with utterly different desires and goals. Along the …

A question for Tomas Marcantonio

Q: What is your favorite fairy tale and why?

A: Beauty and the Beast. A wonderful romance, but also because the Beast’s library is to die for.

Tomas Marcantonio’s story “Unmasked
in Metaphorosis Friday, 31 May 2019.
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A question for Danos Philopoulos

Q: Is there a specific environment you find most conducive to drawing, and is it different for different kinds of scenes?

A: All my drawing is done indoors at the convenience and privacy of my home. I’ll either be creating on the sofa, in bed or at my desk. It mostly has to do with being in a calm and happy state of mind.

Danos Philopoulos‘s image “Escape” is the cover art for our June 2019 issue.Metaphorosis

About Matthew Amundsen

Matthew has lived in seven states and has worked in advertising, film and commercial production, and information management. He has been publishing fiction since 1990. When not writing, he is a musician and sound engineer in Minneapolis, where he lives with his daughter.


Matthew Amundsen’s story “Country Whispers
in Metaphorosis Friday, 7 June 2019.
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