Author Interview – Voicu Mihnea Simandan @vmsimandan

What’s the last book that you purchased?

I’ve recently bought The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell, a novel set in 18 via Cloud Atlas, a 2012 science fiction film directed and produced by Lana and Andy Wachowski, an adaptation of Mitchell’s 2004 novel of the same title. As a fan of The Matrix, I follow closely the Wachowskis and have always found their choice of topics to suit my taste too. This also proved to be true in the case of David Mitchell’s works.

What is your favourite quote, by whom, and why?

Wachowskis’ “The Matrix has you” is a powerful statement that has resonated with a whole generation of science fiction fans. The quote makes reference to the realization that our lives are controlled by an outside force and some of us have the willingness to fight this force or, on the contrary, feel the desire to conform and play by the rules. From the stand we take when it comes to governments, economic policies and social issues, our choice to remain part of the Matrix (the powers-to-be) or our struggle to break free and fight the system is brilliantly summarized in these four words: “The matrix has you.”

Who designed the cover of The Matrix and the Alice Books?

The cover was designed by C.L. Smith (, a talented British computer designer who, after listening to what I wanted to say through the cover of my book, came up with this brilliant design: Alice looking up at the Cheshire Cat who smiles down at Alice from a tree while, in the background, the binary coded Matrix digital rain invites the readers to a world where dream and reality are one.

Who is your publisher?

The Matrix and the Alice Books was initially published as a paperback via Lulu Books in 2010 while the ebook release was made though Amazon’s KDP program.

If you could leave your readers with one bit of wisdom, what would you want it to be?

I would quote what Morpheus told Neo in The Matrix, “Neo, sooner or later you’re going to realize, just as I did, that there’s a difference between knowing the path, and walking the path.” Regardless of your dreams and ambitions, just wanting to do something is not enough. Getting down to doing it and facing the challenges life puts in your path is a journey we all have to take in order to become successful.

The Matrix & The Alice Books

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Genre – Non-Fiction/Movie Studies/Literary Criticism

Rating – G

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