Today I am interviewing Bloxnor from Chad Descoteaux’s sci-fi novel The Inter-Terrestrial. Not that long ago I interviewed Chad (you can find his interview here)
Hello, it’s great to have you here. Can you tell us your name and a bit about yourself. My name is Bloxnor. I am a scientist from the planet Neptune and a senior member of the United Scientists Guild (U.S.G.). We are an interplanetary group of scientists and diplomats that strive to protect those were affected by political conflicts on their home worlds. I am married to my brilliant wife Zi and we have our first child on the way.
Where are you from and what is it like there? I grew up in Kratek, the largest city on Neptune. We moved around a lot because my dad was in the military, so I got to see a lot of the natural beauty of our planet at a young age. What I love about our planet is the way that even the biggest cities are constructed in harmony with the surrounding nature, the gigantic tree-like extensions that both hold our planet together and provide food for our people.
What was it like growing up? What’s the happiest memory from your childhood? My happiest moments from my childhood are from before my father died. Whenever he would have time off from his military duties, we would always do something fun where I learned something about whatever new place we were living at the time. After he died, my mother took me aboard this refugee commune called Phase Six and I spent two years there. Even though I hated it at the time, I met many people who would serve as dear friends and mentors to me later on. So, I wouldn’t trade that experience for anything. Read more
Today I am happy to introduce sci-fi author, Alex D. T. Baker, to my blog.
Tell us about your books. Is there one in particular you are promoting right now? What is it about?
I have three books out right now: Soul Burn and Bloodlust (parts 1 and 2 of the Frailty series) and Symbiont. All three are in the sci-fi genre.
The Frailty books have one foot in the Thrill/Suspense genre that contains a little bit of everything: serial killers, a slightly sexually demented detective, demons, and vampire-like people I call Blood-dealers.
Symbiont is the one I am promoting right now. Even though it’s not the most recent work, it is the one I am gearing up to do a follow-up for, so I would like to get as much exposure for it as I can. As for what it is about, here’s the synopsis, which I think sums it up nicely:
When Apoehl, the last of a race of benevolent and powerful aliens, comes to Earth to escape the war mongering Chilk, he is forced to abandon his failing body. To survive he must merge his life force with a human.
Jennifer has become the latest in a long line of hosts. Now she finds herself endowed with inhuman energy, in possession of the memories and strengths of those before her, and caught in a war.
It falls to Sam, the grizzled retired Marine now in command of a covert Government agency, and Paz, Sam’s mountain-sized right-hand man, to protect her from Brett, who craves the power for himself and will do whatever it takes to get it.
But as Jennifer fights against her past and questions the person she is becoming, the greatest struggle could be with herself.
Together, Jennifer, Sam, Paz, and Brett will unfold and build the story of the conflict that will change them all and decide Apoehl’s fate. Read more
Today I am happy to introduce sci-fi author, Chad Descoteaux.
Tell us about your book(s). Is there one in particular you are promoting right now? What is it about?
I have written four science fiction novels that combine grounded characters with fantastic worlds and light satire. My latest is called ‘The Inter-Terrestrial’, which is about an alien scientist struggling to return to Earth to meet his long-lost, half-human son. Strong, but not preachy, anti-racism message in a multi-generational space opera.
What genre(s) do you write in? Who is your audience?
I write science fiction novels. My audience is young adults, nerds who wait outside the theatre for the latest science fiction or superhero film, but who also like to read.
How do you come up with the ideas for your stories?
Well, a lot of what I write comes from me taking something that I either find absurd (like celebrity gossip) or downright hate (like racism) and coming up with a science fiction story that expresses how I feel about it. So, I come up with something I want to comment on and then come up with a story. Read more