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Exclusive Interview: “RJ The Astronaut” Author Jon Turney

 

In his science fiction novel RJ The Astronaut (paperback, Kindle), writer Jon Turney has a stranded astronaut having a conversation with what may or may not be God.

But as Turney says in the following email interview, RJ The Astronaut is not a faith-based sci-fi story, but a sci-fi story about faith…and why that’s a distinction with a difference.

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Exclusive Interview: “Halo: Epitaph” Author Kelly Gay

 

With four previous novels based on the Halo games under her belt, it’s not surprising that writer Kelly Gay’s newest, Halo: Epitaph (paperback, Kindle, audiobook), would connect to the other novels she’s written about the titular sci-fi shooter series.

But as she explains in the following email interview, this installment is actually more connected to someone else’s Halo novels than her own.

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Exclusive Interview: “Exit Black” Author Joe Pitkin

 

Back in the ’90s, there were a string of action films that could be described as “Die Hard on a….” There was “Die Hard on a bus” (Speed), “Die Hard on a boat” (Under Siege), and even “Die Hard on a famous plane not a lot get to go on” (Airforce One).

But Joe Pitkin’s new sci-fi thriller novel Exit Black (paperback, Kindle, audiobook) is one upping them all — well, with the movie references, anyway — by being “Die Hard on a space hotel…with Knives Out.”

To find out how, and why, as well as the who, what, and a more specific where, check out the following email interview.

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Exclusive Interview: “Zombicide Invader: Death System” Author S.A. Sidor

 

Don’t you hate it when you’re wrongly convicted and sent to space prison, only to have your escape plans altered by zombies?

While this has happened to most of us, it can still be interesting to read how other people handled this predicament.

Which brings me to author S.A. Sidor, who, in the following email interview about his new zombie-infested space prison novel Zombicide Invader: Death System (paperback, Kindle, audiobook), explains what inspired and influenced this sci-fi horror story, as well as how it connects to both the titular board game and the other novels its inspired.

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Exclusive Interview: “Stations Of The Tide” Author Michael Swanwick

 

To hear writer Michael Swanwick talk about his fantasy-flavored science fiction novel Stations Of The Tide, you’d think he wrote it last week and then rushed it into bookstores.

But Stations Of The Tide actually came out in 1990, when it was first serialized in Asimov’s Science Fiction, and then released in hardcover a year later.

It’s because of its continued relevance — and its contunuing popularity — that Tor have decided to release a new version of Stations Of The Tide as part of their “Tor Essentials” series (paperback, Kindle, audiobook).

In the following email interview, Swanwick talks about what originally inspired and influenced this novel, as well as how it fit into his oeuvre.

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Exclusive Interview: “Beggar’s Sky” Author Wil McCarthy

 

With Beggar’s Sky (hardcover, Kindle), writer Wil McCarthy is once again exploring the completely fictional, and downright outlandish idea, of what might happen if the super rich took over the space race. Like that would ever happen,

In the following email interview, McCarthy discusses what inspired and influenced this hard sci-fi space opera/ political spy thriller.

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Exclusive Interview: “The Headmasters” Author Mark Morton

 

Science fiction has often explored the subjects of slavery and servitude, and in unique ways.

In Mark Morton’s new novel The Headmasters (paperback, Kindle), some people have survived an apocalypse…only to find themselves enslaved by creatures who not only control their bodies, but their memories as well.

In the following email interview, Morton discusses what inspired and influenced this dystopian sci-fi story.

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Exclusive Interview: “Beyond Enemies” Author Marisa Wolf

 

Surviving combat requires a great many things: the right equipment, good leadership, a lot of luck. But soldiers also rely on their compatriots.

In the new military science fiction novel Beyond Enemies (paperback, Kindle, audiobook), writer Marisa Wolf introduces us to two soldiers who couldn’t be any closer. And no, I don’t mean that in a romantic way.

In the following email interview, Wolf discusses what inspired and influences this story, as well as why she chose to give it a snarky tone.

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Exclusive Interview: “A Quantum Love Story” Author Mike Chen

 

Love…it’s exciting and new. Or at least it can be if you’re caught in a time loop.

Which brings me to Mike Chen’s new romantic science fiction novel, A Quantum Love Story (paperback, Kindle, audiobook).

In the following email interview, Chen discusses what inspired and influenced this time loop love story, as well as how lovey it gets for those of us who are romantically challenged.