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Hi Jesikah!

After reading the "about" information of your book and the reviews for your book, I'm really curious!

How did the idea of writing the Biodome Chronicles come about?
What were some of your sources of inspiration?
What kind of research did you do when writing the series?
 
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Dave Burton wrote:Hi Jesikah!

After reading the "about" information of your book and the reviews for your book, I'm really curious!

How did the idea of writing the Biodome Chronicles come about?
What were some of your sources of inspiration?
What kind of research did you do when writing the series?



Hi Dave :)

Great questions!

The Biodome Chronicles is inspired by the Biosphere 2 Project, some of Elon Musk's ideas for the future, and my desire to explore present day's ideology to be organic within a high-tech culture. Also, because I'm love exploring philosophy and reading social commentary in scifi, I wanted to have a discussion within myself in what it means to "connect" to ourselves, to others, and to the world we live in. At what point is something truly "fantasy?" How is reality defined?

As for research . . . heaps and piles and mountains of books, blogs, academic articles, as well as interviews I conducted with my "team of experts," which consisted of a psychiatrist, a sociologist, a white hat hacker, a permaculturist, and the man who discovered the psychological trauma known as "Isolated, Confined, and Extreme Environment Syndrome" (aka ICE) for NASA. Most of my books were on ecology, Green tech, communes, medieval village life, and the future of technology and society. Fascinating stuff :-)
 
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Thank you, Jesikah! I can't wait to read your book! (I don't know when, as there's a lot of books to read, but you're definitely on my list to read!)
 
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Dave Burton wrote:Thank you, Jesikah! I can't wait to read your book! (I don't know when, as there's a lot of books to read, but you're definitely on my list to read!)



Haha! I totally understand. My to-be-read pile is atrociously long. We need more reading ours in the day
 
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Thank you, Jesikah! I received your book Legacy! I can't wait to start reading it! I recently finished reading The Permaculture City by Toby Hemenway. I'm kinda the person who always has to be reading something in my spare time, so I started reading The Revolution Will Not be Microwaved by Sandor Ellix Katz. Once I finish that book, Legacy will be the next book I read!

As for the question you asked of me in the book: What is your legacy? Hehe, i do not know yet, as it is too early in my life to tell. But from what I have been told, my name and reputation precede me. So, I guess that says something; although, I have no idea what!
 
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Dave Burton wrote:Thank you, Jesikah! I received your book Legacy! I can't wait to start reading it! I recently finished reading The Permaculture City by Toby Hemenway. I'm kinda the person who always has to be reading something in my spare time, so I started reading The Revolution Will Not be Microwaved by Sandor Ellix Katz. Once I finish that book, Legacy will be the next book I read!

As for the question you asked of me in the book: What is your legacy? Hehe, i do not know yet, as it is too early in my life to tell. But from what I have been told, my name and reputation precede me. So, I guess that says something; although, I have no idea what!



Hey Dave

Ooh, I've looked up your other reads and added them to my to-be-read pile. Always enjoy new recommendations! And, I understand. I'm always reading in my spare time too.

That's awesome to have a name and reputation that proceeds oneself <3 Obviously you're life is touching those around you and that is a great legacy to have.  

Happy reading!

Jesikah
 
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