Here is the third part of the Prometheus Interview with Australian author Dave Freer, 2023 winner of the Prometheus for Best Novel for Cloud-Castles.
Q: Are there common subjects or themes that you find yourself exploring and returning to in your different novels and stories?
A: Problem-solving. Endlessly. That’s what humans do best. It’s our species selective advantage.
Many animals are faster or stronger. We think our way out of the shit – that, often as not, we got ourselves into in the first place. We’re not sheep. We don’t need to follow, we can think, independently. I want to foment that.