Massimo Marino

Hi there, and thanks for visiting.

Once I was asked: “Aren’t you tired of answering the same old questions in interviews?”

As in all things, there are pros and cons. Sometimes it is handy, but it can be limiting too. In the end, how many versions of the same answer can be produced before having the urge to drink a bottle of Pepto Bismol.

I wrote for many years, though it was academic stuff. Since my teen years I have written novelettes and short stories that ended up in a drawer every time and then lost and destroyed. It was a solo pleaure, very few have ever read those. Then, an unexpected turn in my life made for me to join a beta-reader community and the feedback has been phenomenal. Daimones, is the first fiction to see the light and other readers. It is part of a planned trilogy, the “Daimones Trilogy”. The second volume, “Once Humans”, is due to be published end of May 2013.

2012 PRG Reviewer's Choice Award in Science Fiction

2012 PRG Reviewer’s Choice Award in Science Fiction

“Daimones” won the 2012 PRG Reviewer’s Choice Award in Science Fiction

PRG Reviewer's Choice Award 2012

and, in 2013, it has received the Awesome Indies Seal of Approval, now featured in the cover.

Working cover of the second volume of the "Daimones Trilogy"

Working cover of the second volume of the “Daimones Trilogy”

I grew up reading sci-fi, all the big names, from Isaac Asimov to Ray Bradbury, Ursula Le Guin, Frank Herbert, Larry Niven, Robert Heinlein, to name just a few and then other genres too, Tolkien, Stephen King, Tom Clancy and others. Italian authors, too, like Svevo, Calvino, Sciascia, and also Greek mythology authors, the ones I used to hate at school and that are instead fantastic writers and authors. We live with myths daily, even if we do not realize it. My favorite genre and author are the ones I happen to read at any moment.

I also wrote a few short stories, most of them while having breakfast.

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