An Interview with Parth Agarwal – Book ‘The Sci-Animals’

An Interview with Parth Agarwal – Book ‘The Sci-Animals’

Ayushi Jawanpuria: I would like to begin by congratulating you on the publication of “The Sci- Animals.” How has the response to the book been so far?
Parth Agarwal:
I have just started writing and people around me have appreciated it.

Ayushi Jawanpuria: What led to the idea of writing “The Sci-Animals”?
Parth Agarwal:
I have always been fascinated by superheroes and I thought of creating a bunch of superheroes myself. My first publication is The Agents of Shield and Sci-Animals is the interquel. I have always loved animals. Hence, I merged this concept of animals plus superheroes.

Ayushi Jawanpuria: How easy or difficult was it for you to write on subjects that held relevance for all and also remain objective about them in your story “The Sci-Animals”?
Parth Agarwal:
It was quite easy as I just went with the flow and penned down my imaginations.

Ayushi Jawanpuria: What made you write this book?
Parth Agarwal:
I could visualize the characters and the story and was looking for a way to vent out those abstract ideas in an organized manner and share them with the world.

Ayushi Jawanpuria: “The Sci-Animals” shows the uniqueness of your writing style. Are there any authors that you enjoy reading or any books that are your favorites?
Parth Agarwal:
I have always loved the works of Stan Lee. He was a great man he has made some of the most memorable characters like Spiderman, Iron Man. I  read Enid Blyton, Charles Dickens, Ruskin Bond and also works of new writers.

Ayushi Jawanpuria:Which character did you like the most? Why?
Parth Agarwal:
I am a great fan of Iron Man. He is a self made Billionaire. He is an ordinary man but with the help of science, he has made himself different from others.

Ayushi Jawanpuria: “The Sci-Animals” has given a powerful introduction to your potential as a writer. Can the readers expect more from you in the future? Please share about your future projects.
Parth Agarwal:
I am working on the sequel of The Agents of Shield and apart from superhero stories, I am also working on a book that is being written with a unique concept. The name of the book is ‘Shootout’. The book is unique as it shall present one incident from different perspectives.

Ayushi Jawanpuria: What is the story behind the title of your work, “The Sci-Animals”?
Parth Agarwal:
Humans are called social animals and the superheroes of the story are able get their powers from science. Hence Sci-Animals, abbreviated for Science animals.

Ayushi Jawanpuria: If you would have given a chance to play a character’s role, which character would you like to be and why?
Parth Agarwal:
I would be Iron man. His life is full of luxuries. Also he has some very cool gadgets. Stark Tower, his home is also great.

Ayushi Jawanpuria: If you were to describe your book “The Sci-Animals”  in a few words without giving any spoilers, what would those words be?
Parth Agarwal:
5 friends go to a mountain and come back as superheroes.

Ayushi Jawanpuria:  What advice would you give to budding writers who may be planning to write in the same genre as “The Sci-Animals”?
Parth Agarwal:
They should first make a timeline because when we are engrossed in writing, every now and then, new ideas keep cropping up and we may get lost. It may not happen with everyone but it happened with me everytime. So I always had a notebook beside me. Everytime I had an idea I would add it to my timeline immediately. Thus if we note down the basics of the theme, and then keep adding the new ideas relevantly. By the time we reach that segment in the book we can easily incorporate them without losing track. Also we don’t have to Go back to the text again and again to confirm the story line and where we are in the story. I hope this helps.

Ayushi Jawanpuria: Why should a child read your book?
Parth Agarwal:
A child should read this book because it will arouse imagination and creativity in them. I have tried vivid descriptions which will make them visualize the characters. Secondly, I love science as a way of life. Sci Animals will make children, friends with science and animals, I hope.

I would like to add, it is not only for children. People of all age groups will enjoy it as a light reading material to relax and get lost in an imaginary world, away from the hustle bustle of reality.

Jagya was an animal lover. Justify this line.

Parth Agarwal: It takes an animal lover to see that the animal superpowers are not misused and they reach right people.

Ayushi Jawanpuria: Thank you very much for sparing your time. I look forward to read more books from you in the future. All the best.
Parth Agarwal:
Thank you so much for your time. It was a pleasure sharing my thoughts with the readers.

Maam I would like to add a few details about myself.

I am 14 and half. I wrote my first book The Agents of Shield in 2020 during the first Covid Lockdown. There is a story behind it. While I was cleaning my room I came across a dirtily written manuscript which I had written when I was 8 years old. I had named it The Agents of Shield. Back then I had not heard anything of Avengers and Shield. When I saw the manuscript I felt an urge to work on it and complete it. When it was complete I thought of changing the title as people might relate it the existing Shield fiction. But I could not find anything as apt. When you read the book you will be able to figure out, why The Agents of Shield. I have also sketched the characters myself and have been added at the end of the book. For me they seem to actually exist and I wanted to show them to the world.

And then my imagination kept fleeting and I came up with The Sci Animals which is the interquel of The Agents of Shield. Right now I am working on the sequel of the Agents of Shield. I wish to create Universe of my superheroes.

Though Covid is the most dreadful thing that can happen to mankind but the idleness during the lockdown gave me time from the hectic daily routines to go back to my world of imagination.

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