Remick and Ray Interview Sherry Decker

We interviewed Sherry Decker in September, 2014. She has just signed a contract for her novel Hypershot.  R&R: Congratulations on your Hypershot deal. Decker: Thank you. I’m very happy about this. It happened the way I always assumed it would, by total surprise.  R&R: When did you start writing Hypershot? Decker: In the late eighties, about three months before I met you at Louisa’s, (Tio’s Bakery back then wasn’t it)? I wanted to apply to your fiction writing class at the U.W. and that required sending you a minimum number of pages. I had just written the first thirty pages of Hypershot, so that’s what I submitted. Thinking back to that early manuscript, I’m amazed you accepted me into your class. R&R: When did you finish?  Decker: The first time? It’s been rewritten and revised so many times that question is difficult to answer. I thought it was done when I sent it to Richard Curtis, my agent in New York. Especially after he read it and liked it, and decided to represent me. That was August 15, 2011. R&R:  We like to cluster questions. So here are a few: What genre is Hypershot? Is it science fiction? Urban fantasy? Dystopian? Decker: I like what Ray Bradbury said about his Martian Chronicles: “I don’t write science fiction,” he said. “Science fiction is a depiction of the real. Fantasy is a depiction of the unreal....

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