Q & A with Guest Author Zoltan Istvan

Zoltan Istvan

Why did you writeThe Transhumanist Wager?

My main goal was to inspire readers with a powerful artistic statement that would challenge their ideas of life and death. The rapid advancement of life extension science and technology will drastically change everything in our society far sooner than most people realize.

Your novel is quite controversial. Why is that?

The primary reason is that the novel’s subject matter challenges virtually everyone. And sinceThe Transhumanist Wager is an indie book, neither publisher nor editor was able to temper its content in the name of political correctness, religiosity, or commercialism.

Did your journalism career influence the writing of the novel?

Yes, definitely. Many of the central characters and scenes in the book are directly taken from places I’ve visited and stories I’ve covered, especially for the National Geographic Channel.

Will there be a sequel?

Absolutely.

Zoltan Istvan Biography:

Bestselling visionary author Zoltan Istvan, an American-Hungarian, began a solo, multi-year sailing journey around the world at the age of 21. His main cargo was 500 handpicked books, mostly classics. He’s explored over 100 countries—many as a journalist for the National Geographic Channel—writing, filming, and appearing in dozens of television stories, articles, and webcasts. His work has also been featured by The New York Times Syndicate, Outside, San Francisco Chronicle, BBC Radio, NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, Animal Planet, and the Travel Channel. In addition to his award-winning coverage of the war in Kashmir, he gained worldwide attention for pioneering and popularizing the extreme sport of volcano boarding. Zoltan later became a director for the international conservation group WildAid, leading armed patrol units to stop the billion-dollar illegal wildlife trade in Southeast Asia. Back in America, he started various successful businesses, from real estate development to filmmaking to viticulture, joining them under ZI Ventures. He is a philosophy and religious studies graduate of Columbia University and resides in San Francisco with his daughter and physician wife. Zoltan recently published The Transhumanist Wager, a fictional thriller describing apatheist Jethro Knights and his unwavering quest for immortality via science and technology. The novel was recently a #1 bestseller in Philosophy and Sci-Fi Visionary on Amazon.

For more information, please visit HERE

Here’s my blog at Psychology Today

And here’s a video of me doing an interview on my novel that is low key and fun HERE

Here’s my Amazon page of my novel

And here’s my Website

And here’s my LinkedIn page

And here’s my Facebook page

And here’s my Twitter account

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