Interview with Floyd Looney

Who are your favorite authors?
I have a lot of them, from the classics of Heinlein, Asimov, Bradbury and Arthur C Clarke to people like John C Wright and Jerry Pournelle today. I like a lot of books that I don't remember the authors to. Even if I do not like an author it doesn't mean I won't like a book or two of theirs.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Bright sunlight and gravity. Seriously, I usually prefer dreamland to reality.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Cleaning, doing laundry, reading, eating and normal things like that. Mostly just surfing the internet though.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Just idly perusing Google Play or Amazon us the usual way, if a cover or title catches my attention I click to see a description and read some reviews.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
No. I was a small child when I started writing, I'm not even sure the first stories were even in an actual language.
What is your writing process?
Daydreaming at the keyboard.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Not the first story I ever read but Isaac Asimov's Norby series is the first science fiction books I remember devouring. Usually it was cartoons that gave me my science fiction fix as a kid, then I found that the books were better and more plentiful.
How do you approach cover design?
I have no talent for covers. For the cover of NEW ARRIVALS I literally found a copyright-free star-scape and put a darkened image of my hand reaching toward a nondescript looking planet.
What do you read for pleasure?
Science fiction, as usual. There is the odd fantasy, military-type fiction. Occasionally a biography/
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My laptop. It can open any of the files I need it to from Kindle book format to PDF's with no problem.
Published 2015-05-09.
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Books by This Author

World Builder
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,930. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
31 short stories of various genres, although most are science fiction.
10 More Stories
Price: Free! Words: 22,210. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
10 more SF short stories by Floyd Looney (formatting improved) The included stories are entitled: Vamoose When the Tardigrades Came They said it was a clock Skyscraper Archipelago The First Gate Forest of the Genres CRISIS Dark Envoy The Keepers The Gray Tigers
Dragon of Torik
Price: Free! Words: 11,560. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Two fantasy short stories involving dragons. There are also trolls, dwarves and gnomes.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,760. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Oasis is a desert world, a backwater world ignored by the Star League for generations. The people have subdivided themselves into "tribes" over time. When space pirates and their unknown benefactors try to take over, a teenager named Jake tries to rally people to the defense of their world. A 71-page novella.
Reward: Stolen Planet
Price: Free! Words: 9,000. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A Huckster overhears a couple of bumbling space truckers (Oliver & Stanley) mention a missing planet and smells "reward" so he insinuates himself into their dilemma and they go off chasing a planet that has been stolen! Yes, a stolen planet. A bit humorous science fiction short at 9,000 words.
8 Short Stories
Price: Free! Words: 15,060. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
8 Short Stories. Most of them are science fiction and some of them are humorous.