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Meet David Gelber Author of ITP: FUTURE HOPE and his second novel, Joshua and Aaron: ITP Book Two
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By Norm Goldman
Published on August 6, 2010
 



Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com Interviews David Gelber author of ITP: FUTURE HOPE and his second novel,  Joshua and Aaron: ITP Book Two

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Today, Norm Goldman Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have once again as our guest, Dr. David Gelber author of   ITP: FUTURE HOPE and his second novel,  Joshua and Aaron: ITP Book Two.

Good day David and thanks again for participating in another interview

Norm:

Joshua and Aaron: ITP Book Two is you second novel, did you find it easier or more difficult to write than the first one?

David:

The second installment in the series was a bit easier to write. The character of Joshua Smith has been floating around in my head for years, well before I started my first novel, Future Hope. The basic plot of Joshua and Aaron was easier to work out, although some of the details changed as my writing progressed. I finished writing the first draft of Joshua and Aaron in about eight months, while Future Hope took about eighteen months.

Norm:

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated, particularly Christian science fiction?

David:

My interest in writing started in high school and I considered a creative writing/English major in college. But, I decided to take the easy way out and became a surgeon instead. The Christian science fiction genre grew out of my premise for Future Hope. That book looks at our world in a future time when man has become “like God” as Satan promised in the Garden of Eden. This future world is contrasted with God’s perfect world as seen in Eden. I wanted to include the biblical themes, but also needed to create an Earth where humanity has solved most of our present day problems. Thus, the stories have to be futuristic with science fiction elements.

Norm:

How do you approach the work of writing?

David:

Usually I work out the plot line in my head and then figure out what characters are needed to carry the story. The hardest part is getting it down on paper and then making sure it all fits and flows properly. Rewriting and editing take longer than the first draft.

Norm:

In ten years, do you believe you still be writing Christian science fiction?

David:

I hope I’m still writing. I have story lines worked out for at least two more installments of the ITP Series. I’ve barely started the third installment.

Norm:

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?

David:

I was surprised that I could create a coherent story that people actually like. After “Future Hope” was released I had people asking me almost daily when I was going to finish the sequel. Of course, now the sequel is finished and I have to move on to thenext project.

Norm:

Do you ever suffer from writer's block? If so, what do you do about it?

David:

I haven’t had severe writer’s block; having I had no idea what to write. Sometimes I have trouble figuring out exactly how to approach a certain plot element or character. For instance, the character of Coryllos in Joshua and Aaron was very difficult to get exactly the way I wanted. In the book he is primarily cold-blooded and efficient, but I tried to demonstrate some complex motivations to his actions and his sense of pride coupled with grief. I did a lot of rewriting with him. I’m still not sure I got him exactly right. Usually, if I’ve reached a difficult passage I will try to put something down on paper and then go back and revise it.

Norm:

What, in your opinion, are the most important elements of good science fiction writing?

David:

Good science fiction should have some plausibility based on existing science or at least be explainable. In “Joshua and Aaron” I have been criticized by some reviewers for making parts unbelievable. However, the parts that they have criticized actually make perfect sense in the context of the two books together. Those that were critical had only read “Joshua and Aaron”, not “Future Hope”. If they had read the first book their criticism would have melted away.

Norm:

If you had a choice, which science fiction writer would you like to emulate and why?

David: I’ve always liked Isaac Asimov. He did a good job speculating on the future and his stories always kept my attention.

Norm:

Where can our readers find out more about your novels?

David: Readers can go to my website http://www.davidgelber.com. There is more about both books and a link To My Blog.The blog has a number of entertaining articles about healthcare, surgery and other topics of interest. Also, my books can be found at most online retailers, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc. and can be ordered in most book stores. E-book versions also are available. Kindle version is on Amazon for both books and versions for other e-readers also are available. I will be making all the e-books available from my website within the next month or so.

Norm:

What is next for David Gelber and is there anything else you wish to add that we have not covered?

David:

I’m working on a book about surgery. This will be some of my blog posts and some original articles which delve into aspects of surgery from a busy surgeons perspective, with some philosophy and a lot of information that is not generally available to non-medical people. I’m also trying to finish “Little Bit’s Story”, which is being posted a chapter at time on my website. Little Bit is the dog in both of my books. And, ITP Book Three still looms on the horizon.

Norm

Thanks once again and good luck with all of your future endeavors

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