Stephen: This is very different for you. Why the change in direction?
Tad: I’ve had the story (and character) in my mind for a while, plus I wanted to work shorter and simpler. I’ve changed directions almost every time I’ve started something new. I generally consider myself to be more in the Zelazny or Sturgeon or Le Guin camp (ie, follow the idea) than strictly a writer of any genre or style.
Stephen: Is Bobby Dollar just a trilogy or an ongoing concept?
Tad: I’d love for Bobby to be popular enough that I can regularly add to his adventures.
Stephen: Bobby is quite an out-there (pardon the pun) character. Where did he come from? Is there a person or persons that are influences on this character?
Tad: No one person in particular. It contains more of my own sense of humor than a lot of my other work, so I guess in part he’s based on me. Basically, he’s a modern -noir- crime-solver — one guy with a little integrity, against the world.