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Goodreads asked Mark J. Oliver:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Mark J. Oliver I've been a surfer for 12 years, ever since I bought my first long board in Japan. I love reading about surfing and found almost zero novels based around a surfer. So I thought it would be fun to have the protagonist of my science fiction novel be a surfer.

Also, I've spent the last 13 years living overseas, in sometimes very foreign cultures. I wanted to use my experiences in my writing so I thought a fish out of sea style story would be apt for my first novel.

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