Interview with Author David A. Collier: Exploring “Earth’s Ecocide” Series

Short Bio; David A. Collier, born in Lexington, Kentucky, earned his first two academic degrees at the University of Kentucky. After working in corporate America, he enrolled in a Ph.D. program at The Ohio State University. Upon earning his doctorate, he joined the faculty at Duke University and later taught in the business schools at the University of Virginia, The Ohio State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, and in the United Kingdom at the University of Warwick. Dr. Collier has taught undergraduates, MBAs, PhDs, and in executive programs.

Q1: Can you tell us about the inspiration behind your “Earth’s Ecocide” series?

David A. Collier: The inspiration for “Earth’s Ecocide” came from my concern about the pressing issues of climate change and the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence. I wanted to explore a future where these two forces collide and shape the destiny of humanity. The series allowed me to delve into the complex interactions between environmental devastation and the consequences of our technological progress.

Q2: Your novel has received praise for its relatable characters and the urgency of its plot. How did you approach developing characters that readers could connect with?

David A. Collier: Developing relatable characters was essential to conveying the human side of the story. I focused on creating characters who faced personal dilemmas and challenges that mirrored the larger global issues. By placing ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, I aimed to evoke empathy and engagement from readers, helping them see themselves in the characters’ struggles.

Q3: Climate change and AI are critical and timely topics. How do you balance the science fiction aspect with the real-world relevance of these themes?

David A. Collier: Balancing science fiction with real-world relevance required extensive research into the scientific aspects of climate change and artificial intelligence. I aimed to create a plausible future scenario based on current scientific projections and trends. By blending speculative elements with grounded science, I hoped to make these pressing issues accessible and thought-provoking to a wider audience.

Q4: In your novel, you explore various scenarios of global temperature and sea level increases. How did you approach envisioning these potential futures?

David A. Collier: Envisioning different future scenarios involved considering the potential outcomes of various temperature and sea level increases. I drew upon scientific research and projections to imagine the ecological, societal, and economic implications of these changes. By presenting a range of possibilities, I aimed to illustrate the urgency of addressing these issues before they escalate to such dire levels.

Q5: The review mentions the novel’s potential to effect change and influence minds regarding climate change and ecology. What message do you hope readers take away from “Earth’s Ecocide”?

David A. Collier: I hope readers come away from “Earth’s Ecocide” with a heightened awareness of the interconnectedness between human actions, the environment, and technology. My intention was to prompt reflection on the consequences of our choices and inspire a sense of responsibility for the world we inhabit. If the novel encourages readers to engage with these topics and take positive actions, I consider it a success.

Q6: How do you see the role of science fiction in addressing real-world challenges like climate change and AI?

David A. Collier: Science fiction serves as a powerful tool for exploring potential futures and examining the implications of our present decisions. It allows us to step outside our current context and envision the outcomes of various paths we might take. By confronting readers with both the perils and possibilities that lie ahead, science fiction can drive conversations, ignite imaginations, and ultimately influence how we approach critical issues like climate change and AI.

Q7: Lastly, what can readers anticipate in the upcoming installments of the “Earth’s Ecocide” series?

David A. Collier: In the upcoming installments, readers can expect to see the consequences of the characters’ decisions unfold against the backdrop of an ever-changing world. The tension between technology, nature, and human resilience will continue to drive the narrative. New characters and challenges will emerge, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and forcing the characters—and readers—to grapple with the complexities of our rapidly evolving planet.

Thank you, David A. Collier, for sharing your insights into the thought-provoking world of “Earth’s Ecocide.” Your exploration of climate change, AI, and their impacts through the lens of science fiction offers readers a unique and compelling perspective on these pressing issues.

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