1. If you could never be a professional writer, what would be your secondary occupation, if you could choose anything that does not involve the primary activities of a writer.
Own my own used/new bookstore and run it myself. Or maybe work as an editor for some publishing house.
2. Eugenics for unborn children. Do you support beginning such activity with all the roads it could then take, or oppose it?
I absolutely oppose this. For one thing, it feels a bit much like playing God. We're just not that smart. Start down that road, and we could wind up breeding out traits that we don't realize we need. Also, to quote Geordi LaForge, "Who gave them the right to decide whether or not I should be here? Whether or not I might have something to contribute?" I don't believe we have the right to make that decision for another human being except in the gravest of circumstances.
3. You've won a Nobel Prize in any of the accepted fields. What work, in benefit to the world and in our reality unaccomplished, would you have received this for?
I've won the Nobel Prize in literature (what else?), for a lifetime body of work integrating themes of faith with the realism of the early 21st century.
4. If you could have a shuttlecraft or a home replicator, which would you choose?
Shuttlecraft, so I can fly off and visit people who live far from me at nearly a moment's notice. Also, fly high and view the whole earth from up there, which would just be awesome.
5. If you could suddenly invent a new foodstuff of any kind, what would it be like? (e.g. a cereal grain that tastes like strawberries and cream)
Cross bananas and kiwis, to get a less bland version of the banana.