Robin Morrison is old and not always unwise. His sword arm is shot, and he agrees with the authorities that there's nothing like a good blaster at your side and stomping on anything that writhes. He calls this 'writing'.
"Writing protects me from reality," he said. "Readers protect me from my creditors."
Who are your favorite authors?
I busted my first chops on Vladimir Nabokov, who ruined me for a few decades until I learned not to emulate him but, instead, to emulate the part of me that is so moved by his work . Beyond that, my fave authors are: William Gibson, Joyce Cary, John Updike, John le Carre, Raymond Chandler, vintage Robert Heinlein, Paul Auster, Harper Lee, David Wagoner, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis,Old Man Tolkien, and most of all, J.L. Borges.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Desperation, devotion, duty, dogs, and my bladder.