Interview with Time Travel Thriller Author Dr. Richard

Dr. Richard has been involved in the field of Photonics for over 30 years. He received his BA in physics (honors) from the University of California Fullerton. He was in a full scholarship PhD program in physics at the University of California Irvine and a PhD program in philosophy at Claremont Graduate School. Dr. Richard completed his two dissertations (involving human interpretations of laser and electro-optical images) while under top secret clearance. He also has an advanced placement teaching credential, an advanced certification (from the University of Wisconsin) in laser and optical design; and other advanced certifications in fiber optics, computer programming, technology business development, financial products, dance, anatomy and physiology.



Author: Dr. Richard & Tim Smith
Publisher: Epigraph Publishing
Pages: 300
Genre: Time Travel Thriller
In their debut novel TETRASTATUM, authors Dr. Richard and Tim Smith combine heady concepts about the universe with a thrilling science fiction story about the search for a new kind of time travel. The result is a stunning mixture of dense cosmology and old-fashioned storytelling that will appeal to a wide readership, from science professionals to lay fans of science fiction.
“Dr. Richard” and “Tim Smith” are the pseudonyms of Dr. Richard Connor and Marcus Rodriguez, respectively.
TETRASTATUM (‘the fourth state’) is the culmination of my 30 years working in the field of photonics,” Dr. Richard says. “I am an avid reader of sci-fi, and I wanted to create a new type of work that is both educational and entertaining in the genre. TETRASTATUM gives the reader a unique understanding of the existing laws of physics and extends them to provoke further thought from novice readers as well as advanced experts in the field.”
Kirkus Reviews notes that “authors Dr. Richard and Smith … tell their cerebral story with a heady mix of dense theory and absurdist humor.”
The Independent Review of Books declares:  “TETRASTATUM is like nothing you have ever read before. This is an impressive work of science fiction …”
The San Francisco Book Review adds that, “These recurring themes of characterization and distortion feed into the concern that is being voiced over the current state of our political climate…The layering of these themes is ultimately what gives TETRASTATUM a relevance that will keep readers turning pages and asking questions.”
“The book ultimately explains how human perceptions alter the future and puts forth a model based on quantum physics to explain ‘reality’,” Dr. Richard continues.  He calls science fiction “the perfect genre to explore socio-political ideas within the context of futuristic technologies and scientific theories.”
Dr. Richard and Smith are currently working with Norith Soth on adapting TETRASTATUM into a screenplay. Mr. Soth has penned work for Justin Lin (“Fast and Furious”), Stephen Chin (“War Dogs”), and Norman Reedus (“The Walking Dead”).

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Q: Welcome! Can you tell us a little bit about your writing background – how you got started, etc.?

I have been writing advanced technology concepts for the general public and professionals for 30 years. I have great success at creating new mind sets for people to grow emotionally, and behaviorally.

Q: What fact about yourself that would really surprise people? 

I have significant skills in hard science, but a great deal of success in stage performance and relating to the general public and the scientific community at large.

Q: How do you define success in regards to writing and publishing books? 

I have had many success in all areas of the general public and hard technology product developers to stimulate them to find creative new way to view reality. 

Q: Can you tell us about your new book? What’s it about and why did you write it? 

Tetrastatum, is a completely new way to view image time travel. We all have control to do this kind of time travel. There are existing technologies to do this: VR, dream work, etc. 

Q: When you are not writing, how do you relax? 

I am professional ball room dancer which feeds into my creative process in general. 

Q: Please tell us why we should read your book? 

If someone wants to find new meaning, via simple to understand, advanced technology concepts they can find new meaning to reality

Q: What kind of advice would you give other authors just getting their feet wet?

Think, at a deep level, of how you will change their view of reality.