Tag Archive: Star Wars
September 10, 2011 By Shaun Farrell
This episode is brought to you by MAYAN DECEMBER, the exciting new science fiction novel from Brenda Cooper.
Dr. Alic Cameron is a famous scientist devoted to studying ancient Mayan culture. In December 2012 she finds herself on the Yucatan Peninsula with her daughter, Nixie, fellow scholars, end of the world crazies, and even the President of the United States. It all sounds wonderful until Nixie disappears into the past. Featuring a handsome dreadlocked time-traveler, an ancient shamam, a high ranking Mayan couple, a computer nerd, and an eleven year old child, Alice must traverse the past in a search for the meaning of life and a way to save two worlds.
You can follow Brenda on Twitter, and please tell her Adventures in Scifi Publishing sent you!
Bryan Thomas Schmidt, author of THE WORKER PRINCE and creator of the Twitter #SFFWRTCHT weekly interview series, which has featured an impressive list of guests, joins us to discuss religion in science fiction, working with a new publisher, writing good characters, his love of Star Wars, starting books off with an emotional punch, and much more. Read the untwittered transcripts at Grasping for the Wind. Once THE WORKER PRINCE is available for order, which should be any day now, we’ll post it here. In the meantime, here is another of Bryan’s works:
Links to things Bryan mentioned in this interview:
http://www.jamierubin.net/ – SF writer Jamie Todd Rubin who blogs about Golden Age SF and more.
http://www.facebook.com/TimothyZahn?ref=ts – Timothy Zahn has yet to set up a website but he does have this Facebook page where he’s very active at communicating with fans
http://www.wordfire.com/ – Website of Author/Editor Kevin J. Anderson
www.bryanthomasschmidt.net/sffwrtcht – Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer’s Chat which I host and which also has a Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sffwrtcht-Science-Fiction-and-Fantasy-Writers-Chat/144219588975058
www.majipoor.com – the closest Robert Silverberg comes to an official website.
http://sciencefictionfantasybooks.net/ – Moses Siregar III’s site. He’s cohost of the podcast and author of “Black God’s War” which I highly recommend.
http://www.brenda-cooper.com/ – Author of “Mayan December” who blurbed my novel and is mentioned also above as sponsor of this episode
http://www.diminishedmediagroup.com/Home_Page.html – my publisher’s page
Imagine my surprise when I found myself engaged, even captivated by the characters. Kemp’s ability to create immediate connections between characters and readers is admirable. He had me at “hello,” you might say. And like a stalker, he never let me go, but in a good way. Even the antagonist, Darth Malgus is someone you can’t help but feel sympathy for. He’s relatable. He may be evil and dark and hateful, but he’s human, just like the reader. And Kemp brings that out so well you almost root for him at times against the protagonists. That’s great writing.