Which author is your biggest inspiration?
Ray Bradbury. I know, I’m standing in a very long line.
What’s your favorite science fiction short story, book, movie?
Short story: Midnight Blue, by Will McIntosh. Book: Every few years, I reread Jack Vance’s Demon Princes series. I guess that’s as close as I can come. Movie: Star Wars.
What advantages do you think flash fiction has to offer you as a writer?
The most obvious advantage is that it’s very fast to write. And no matter how rabid an editor you are, there isn’t much you can change. I like to finish a project and move on.
Do you think science fiction lends itself well to flash compared to other speculative genres?
I’ve never read flash in another genre, but I don’t see why it couldn’t work just as well.
What are your greatest challenges with writing flash and micro fiction?
Creating some kind of narrative arc. You have so little time. But it’s also what makes it fun.
Is your favorite genre to write in sci-fi?
I split my time between SF and fantasy. However, several of my works have been cross-genre mysteries.
Where can readers find your other work and which story are you the most proud of?
I’ve appeared in Factor Four, Galaxy’s Edge, and the Timeshift anthology this year. I’ve self-published several novels which can be seen on my web page. I’m really looking forward to a story called “Relative Fortune,” scheduled to appear in Galaxy’s Edge in the next few months.
Are there any links you’d like to share where readers can follow you?
www.brianklowe.wordpress.com, or @brianlowewriter on Twitter.