Another interview with yours truly, this one by EDGE Boston's Kilian Melloy, who also happens to be the editor of wigglefish.com. It's always good talking with Kilian; we had a very interesting conversation back when Edenborn was published, and you can find that interview on SF Site.
Here's an excerpt from the new one:
EDGE: Hal also starts out as something of a video game enthusiast, a form of media you have had experience with in your professional life.
Nick Sagan: I love games, both as a gamer and a writer - I particularly love being able to have an influence over a game world in an immediate and satisfying way. Sometimes in life, and especially as a teenager, there’s a feeling of powerlessness about the real world. Hal’s a teenager in the first book, and he’s pretty much how I was when I was first trying to ask the big questions about the universe. I remember my teenage years feeling, for one thing, apocalyptic, because you don’t really know what’s happening as the death of the child in you and the birth of the man in you forces you to juggle those two worlds.
You can read the complete interview here.