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09-05-07: MilSciFi.com interviews author Tony Ruggiero, contributor to the upcoming military science fiction anthology "Breach the Hull".

MilSciFi: "Welcome. What was your inspiration for your story?"

Ruggiero: "I got hung up on the word “Breach” and I couldn’t help thinking about this in terms of what one places into a breach, usually a bullet, and somehow I got the shape of a coffin out of that. Yeah my brain is just not wired right. From there the space ship became the weapon from which the coffin would be fired from. Coffins of course are lodged permanently in my head because of my vampire work."

MilSciFi: "Do you have any future plans for stories set in the same universe?"

Ruggiero: "This story, as one can tell from the ending, is wide open for additional stories to cover the timeframe of the last mission for the vampires to get to the present or future.  As far as doing anything with it, that’s up to the people that read the story. If they like it I would be happy to do more with it."

 MilSciFi: "What would your ideal project be if you could plan your own anthology?"

Ruggiero: "I have had my own anthology of short stories published, called Aliens and Satanic Creatures Wanted: Humans Need Not Apply, which I had a lot of fun doing so I would like to do some expansion on the concept of a group of stories where the main character is not human."

MilSciFi: "What other upcoming works are on the horizon for you?"

Ruggiero: "In September 2007 I have a novel called Alien Revelation being released from Dragon Moon Press. It is the second and final novel in my space opera series. In February 2008, my next vampire novel, Operation Save the Innocent will be released. This is the second of four planned novels in my Team of Darkness universe I created."

MilSciFi: "How would you describe your experience working on the book?"

Ruggiero: "Working and contributing to anthologies is always fun and interesting. It’s like making a drink where there are different flavors in it and the fun is when you get tot taste a little of each one as you read it. If you had a chance to write one story just because you wanted to, and didn't have to worry about if it would sell or not, what would it be about? Well I guess I take that kind of attitude toward every story I write in that I always write what I want. If I was doing it just for the money….well you know what they say if you just do it for the money."

MilSciFi: "What is your favorite story you have ever written and why?"

Ruggiero: "That’s a tough question, but I think the one that comes to mind first is Lucky Lucifer’s Car Emporium. The story deals with the experience of car shopping and the experience can sometimes be associated with dealing with the devil."

MilSciFi: "What are you working on next?"

Ruggiero: "Working on a story that deals with the concept of creating a new human race that involves adding some of the vampire and werewolf traits into humans in an attempt to create the perfect human being for the Utopian world."

MilSciFi: "Do you have a website where our readers can go to fine more information about your work?"

Ruggiero: "My website is at www.tonyruggiero.com. I also maintain a website on myspace and live journal where you can find many of my short stories."

MilSciFi: "Is military science fiction the only thing you write, or is there something else out there we should be looking for?"

Ruggiero: "My vampire novels, the Team of Darkness Series, include a military aspect but my science fiction, Alien Deception and Alien Revelation is more space opera. I like to play in several areas so I tend to write in several of them."
 


Tony Ruggiero's website is:
http://www.tonyruggiero.com

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