Today’s Guest: Chandler Baker, novelist, This Is Not The End
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Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience full of Shirley Maclaine fans who want to know more about Chandler Baker’s ideas on resurrection… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!
It’s hard for novelists to come up with a twist we haven’t read in some way, previously.
J.R.R. Tolkien managed it with Lord of the Rings; so did J.K. Rowling, creator of the Harry Potter series.
Otherwise, we’ll read something “new” and say, “Oh, it’s just like XYZ.”
CHANDLER BAKER podcast excerpt: “I originally thought I was going to be a bioethicist. My debut novel was about heart transplants and dealt with some of the ethics around that. These bioethical issues keep coming up in my (legal) work so I didn’t have to do a ton of research, except to come up with a way the resurrection technology could really work.”
Or, “Did you ever read Sinclair Lewis? This new title is like Babbitt, only it takes place in Des Moines with rodeo clowns.”
I just read This Is Not The End by Chandler Baker and, honestly, it’s not like anything else I can ever remember reading before. Who knew resurrection politics and ethics could be so complicated – and entertaining?