This is a special edition of If You’re Just Joining Us. Over the next month or so, I’ll be interviewing all of the other nominees of the 2010 Philip K. Dick Award.

James Knapp is the author of State of Decay (Amazon) is a science fiction thriller with a twist on zombies.

James is a computer programmer by day, writer by night. State of Decay is his debut with sequels already out!

James and I talked about early reading, naming characters, getting a job in computing, book readings and signings that don’t go well.

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