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Best-selling author talks about what inspires him to write his best-selling Sigma Force novels, including the latest, “Blood Line.”
BY Kyle Fredrickson Modified: July 17, 2012 at 9:09 pm •  Published: July 18, 2012

Q: What makes you want to write about immortality and scientific-based adventures?

A: I'm always looking for two things when I write a novel. I'm looking for a piece of history that ends in a question mark and I'm looking for that piece of science that makes me go, “gee whiz” or “what if” and mash them together. In this case, this story came about because I was in a grocery store aisle. There's a line of magazines. There's Entertainment Weekly, and next to it is Time magazine. The cover article for that week was, “2045. The Year Man Becomes Immortal.” ... There are some amazing breakthroughs that are just on the horizon, just cresting right now. Some of its amazing; some of the things going on in labs are on the shadowy side. This book sort of explores both sides of that spectrum.

Q: Are there any other projects you are working on?

A: I've got a book coming out this January; it's already complete, called “The Blood Gospel.” And I've got another book coming out. The book I'm currently finishing right now will be the Sigma novel out for next summer.