Let’s see, here.
One cup of Isaac Asimov…
Two tablespoons of Alfred Hitchock…
And just a dash of Rod Serling.
Such are the ingredients masterfully blended by Lance Woods in his contribution to Meanwhile in the Middle of Eternity, proving yet again that he has an eye for suspense. Lance is one of our core writers who has been with us since book one in the series. Below, he briefly reveals the inspiration behind his SF-themed mystery.
“Bodies of Evidence” came about when I developed floaters in my left eye a few years ago. Now, everyone experiences floaters in their eyes at some times, and they’re usually temporary. Mine aren’t anymore. They’re permanent, a natural occurrence of middle age, and they’re frequently annoying.
But, while trying to work at the computer— and watching some of these annoying shapes and outlines interfere with my field of vision— one of them caught my attention.
It looked like the chalk outline of a dead body.
Combine that with the fact that one of my favorite SF movies ever is Fantastic Voyage, and it shouldn’t surprise anyone that I got another murder mystery out of it.
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LANCE WOODS’s first script was a one-page episode of the Batman TV series (he was 7), which ultimately led him to become the creator/writer of SuperHuman Times for Prometheus Radio Theatre in 2006. The podcast series inspired his first book, Heroic Park: A SuperHuman Times Novel, published by Firebringer Press in 2012.
Lance’s short stories include “The Gravest Show Unearthed” in the anthology Elsewhere in the Middle of Eternity (Firebringer Press, 2016) and “Dead Air” in the anthology Somewhere in the Middle of Eternity (Firebringer Press, 2014).
Additionally, he has had two comedy-mysteries—Breeding Will Tell and Murder Case—produced by the Baltimore Playwrights Festival and has written for more than 25 years in areas of the comic-book industry he doesn’t like to talk about on his own time. When he isn’t daydreaming about writing under the palm trees of Orlando, he lives with his family in a situation comedy format outside of Baltimore.
We look forward to launching Meanwhile in the Middle of Eternity in February 2021. In the meantime, check out the first volumes in the series by clicking on a cover image below.