Nikita T’s interview on the eve of the Nonfiction Spring Book Fair (April 4-7, 2024)
Nikita T’s interview on the eve of the Nonfiction Spring Book Fair (April 4-7, 2024)

Nikita T’s interview on the eve of the Nonfiction Spring Book Fair (April 4-7, 2024)

On the eve of the Nonfiction book fair Spring No. 25, the Russian Fiction portal decided to interview the extremely popular science fiction writer Nikita T, who presents his novel Mission Osiris at this exhibition.

Nikita, for what reason did you decide to take part in this book fair?

In fact, I made the decision spontaneously. As you know, I publish both on the pages of samizdat and in traditional publishing houses. Moreover, I do not single out this or that publishing house and do not try to please anyone. I am published both in Russia and abroad. Most recently, the decision to publish my books was made by the online portal Apple Book. This time I was invited to the exhibition by the famous Russian publisher Ridero, who works in the niche of samizdat, and I decided to present my book on his site.

Why did you decide to present your book at the Ridero booth?

I have been working with Ridero since 2020. This was the first self-publishing portal where I posted my works. You could say that nostalgia let me down. I try to cooperate with those publishers who are focused on long-term cooperation with writers, and it seems to me that Ridero is one of them. At least it never let me down.

Tell us a little about your new book?

I don’t want to reveal all my secrets. I will say this, if you love science fiction and you are tired of other genres of literature, then this book is for you. It should be noted that despite the fact that this novel can rightfully be attributed to the genre of combat fiction, it contains elements of the detective genre and thriller. These genres give it a sharp edge. In the novel, I tried to highlight the issues of interaction between robots and humans, especially since we live in the age of neural networks and we can see such interaction during our lifetime. If you’re lucky, of course.

Enlighten us, does this novel belong to some kind of cycle or is it an independent work?

Good question. I would say this, this novel is the end of a series of novels about CIA agent Steven Cheesecane and at the same time the beginning of a new fantasy series about the captain of a starship and one of the leaders of the settlement colony – Norman Royce. If you have read my novel “The Heavenly Gates of Ta Keo”, then you will remember that this character appears there for the first time. I have not forgotten about him and decided to dedicate some new works to him. I hope that your readers will like them, and this interview will not be lost in the depths of the world Wide Web.

Since we are talking about your plans for the future, would you tell our readers what they can expect from you in the very near future?

I’m preparing some surprises for my readers.

First, I want to finish my fantastic book for schoolchildren, “Vasya Skorokhodov’s Journey into the Fifth Dimension.” I hope that this book will be released in early April 2024. A draft of this work is posted on the Litres Samizdat portal, and you can get acquainted with it even before the release of this edition.

Secondly, I started working on a new book, which will be included in the series of books under the title “Visualizer”. As you may remember, I have written the following novels in this series: “The Visualizer or the person who changes reality” and “Scary Dreams of the visualizer”. By the end of 2023, the novel “Scary Dreams of the Visualizer” became my best–selling work and surpassed the previous favorite – the novel “Gifts of the Gods”. I’ll tell you a secret – the new book will be called “The Return of the Visualizer” and will tell you how the main character will return from the USA to his homeland – the Russian Federation.

I would like to ask you one last question. Judging by what you’ve told me, do you devote a lot of time to children’s literature? If so, why are you doing this?

You are absolutely right. I write books for both children and adults. It seems to me that children are the most sincere readers. They cannot be deceived, and if a writer can write interesting books for children, then he becomes a writer of the highest level of skill.

I would advise other science fiction writers to try writing books for children. Moreover, there is a shortage of such literature on the market. It seems to me that books for children should be written not only by women, but also by men. It is necessary for our children to grow up to be full-fledged members of our society. By the way, my first readers are relatives who have children. If they like the book, I let it float freely.

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