Author Tony Bertauski Finds the Zen In Science Fiction | Asking The Prophet

In Asking the Prophet, we probe the brains of sci-fi and speculative fiction writers. This week, we spoke to Tony Bertauski about philosophical sci-fi, artificial intelligence, and YA. Where do you get your ideas? What’s fun about science fiction is you can leap as far into the ridiculous future as you want. A lot of my main ideas deal with what exactly does it mean to be human, what is consciousness versus artificial intelligence, and also what does it mean to be a human in terms of having a human body versus not having a human body. A lot of the main things I write about has to do with a lot of my history that’s related to zen and Buddhism and consciousness and awareness — spiritual roots that I’ve…


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