Born in 1943 in England, Philip Stott studied at Manchester University, where he obtained a B.S., complete with honors and a M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering. Throughout his life, Mr. Stott spent much of his time working, studying and lecturing in South Africa and Nigeria.
Philip Stott spent many years as a firm atheist; however, he was converted to Christianity in 1976. After which time, he combined his love of science with scripture, studying the conflicting claims of secular science and Scripture, he actively entered the Creation/Evolution debate in 1989.
At present time, Mr. Stott resides in Bloemfontein, South Africa with his wife, Margaret. They have been blessed with two children and two grandchildren. You can visit Philip Stott at Nordskog Publishing to learn more about him and his latest book, Another World.
Please tell us a bit about your book: Another World — characters, plot, etc.
Another World is a novel about the run-up to the flood. The main character is Japheth, one of Noah's sons, and the story is about his struggles and adventures in a world where corruption and violence have taken over. Much evidence shows that the pre-flood world was not primitive, as is often thought today, but was highly developed and scientifically advanced. The early post-flood civilizations, like ancient Egypt, Greece and Mesopotamia looked back on it as the “Golden Age”. Japh moves in this high-tech world among crooks, gangsters and thugs — and just a few honest folks, like Malech and his beautiful daughter Malala, and his brother Shem's father in law, Professor Zalomo, a scientist and inventor.
If you could meet, in person, any of your characters, who would it be and why?
Professor Zalomo, without a doubt. I have always been a science and technology person, and the chance to talk to him about the amazing things which we can only glimpse from the odd piece of evidence here and there would be fantastic.
If you could fictionalize yourself and put yourself in any situation, how would it play out? Could you give us a scene/scenario of such an occurrence?
I don't think it would be a good idea to try. If I fictionalized myself I'd probably be winning the world motor racing championship, or winning the Second World War single handed by some brilliant invention or strategy, or something equally silly and uninteresting to anyone but me. I think it would be better stick to characters I could allow to fail now and then.
Do you have any particular habits that you do while writing? Places you write the best, foods, drinks, etc that help set your "writing mood"?