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Security Weekly Podcast Network (Audio)

Oct 16, 2012

Interview Daniel Suarez

Daemon and Freedom were fairly epic. How difficult was it to begin Kill Decision knowing that you had a gang of fans with such high expectations for your next book?
Tell us about Kill Decision
There was a fair amount of drone usage in FreedomTM). Was there a particular event or news story which inspired you to concentrate on drone warfare for Kill Decision?
What was the germination like for Kill Decision? Was it formulated before or after Daemon and Freedom(TM)
What kind of research did you do to get the drone hardware to be realistic in the book?
In a recent interview, you indicated that technology was being siphoned out of high tech meccas into other parts of the world via both Globalization as well as good old fashioned Espionage. Do you think, at least for the US, we're past the point of no return when it comes to ensuring that we're not giving away our intellectual property when we farm out our manufacturing overseas?
Similar to the above, one of the warnings in Freedom(TM) appeared to be that a nation has to safeguard its food sources - not to be complacent about the importance of being able to grow your own food to feed its citizens. Do you feel that the government is aware of this issue or that more needs to be done?
Where do you see the future of drone warfare going?
Since the book has been published, have you been given any additional information concerning how close we are to the reality seen in Kill Decision?
There was one term which we're told gives a lot of writers "grief": making love. How tough was the love scene to write in Kill Decision? :)