Imagine gravity was not simply a feature of an organic planet, but a complicated system maintained by a network of large machines. Imagine the Earth was supported by these machines, providing the energy and the subsystem for Earth to function as it does. What would happen as those machines aged? Would they begin to wear down over time? Would they eventually fail? Could they be repaired?
Lucas Bantner never expected to go the route of a novelist. His childhood was filled with the delusions of grandeur so common in children, fantasizing about future lives filled with astronauts and cowboys and bandits and millionaires. His teenaged years were spent locked in his room, growing antisocial while playing bass along to Primus albums. His adult (if you can even call it that) life ranged from a part time job at a full-service gas station to full time work in software development to earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in music.
He is 30 years old, lives in Santa Cruz, CA, and is currently wondering what the hell to do with his life.
Lucas is an author born from insomnia. Rather than lie quietly and wonder why sleep escapes him so, he decided to get up and write down some of those ideas fluttering through his brain. His debut novel, Tourist, was written almost exclusively between the hours of 11PM and 3AM, Pacific Standard (or Daylight) Time. He currently has no plans to change this writing schedule.
During those long summer days, Lucas likes to play soccer and drink hefeweizen. During those cold winter nights, Lucas likes to play hockey and sip single malt scotch. He enjoys math and odd time signatures. He can often be found annoying his housemates with some sort of musical instrument, driving around aimlessly while singing along loudly to whatever music is playing, or breaking young women's (or men's) hearts.