I met Shiloh from Thursday Thirteen, I believe. She’s a romance author with an eclectic taste in reading. And I’ve had fun chatting with her over on her blog. So, she mentioned that she was doing a book signing here in Indy, I decided to go meet her!
Besides having the privilege to preview M.D. BenoitÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s new book Synergy and interview her today, it happens to be a very special dayÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ Happy Birthday, M.D.! Hope you have a great one!
SciFiChick: Describe your upcoming book, Synergy. Benoit: Here is what the book blurb says:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Cloning. Accelerated growth of replacement organs. DNA repair. In 2096, all are possible. And forbidden by law. Three people will defy these laws to save the life of eleven-year-old Zelimir, who will die a slow, painful death from a horrifying genetic disease. Zelimir’s father hires Torver Lockwood and Demetria Greyson to find a cure for his son. Both have a personal stake in this illegal research. A cure may help explain why Torver is able to see into people’s pasts and why Demetria has visions about a violent future. But, once developed, the solution could be used as a powerful weapon that can target specific genes. With the chance that the cure may fall into the wrong hands and start a new reign of terror, will Torver keep the secret to himself, at the cost of one small life?Ã¢â‚¬Â
The editors at BBT Magazine were kind enough to offer a review copy of their magazine, as well as an interview with yours truly.
SciFiChick: Tell us a little about BBT.
BBT: BBT Magazine (or Blood, Blade, and Thruster Magazine to the neophyte) is a print magazine that blends speculative fiction & satire.
Think Realms of Fantasy meets The Onion.
Think Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine meets Mad Magazine.
Think Thomas Paine meets The Wolfman.
I’m not sure about that last one, I just like the way it sounded.
1. Han Solo (from Star Wars) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Easily the best pilot, and he knows it. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d include Luke too for his X-Wing flying, but he uses The Force. IsnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t that cheating? Would he actually be as good a pilot if he didn’t use The Force?
. 2. Wash (from Serenity/Firefly) – Joss Whedon created a loveable, funny character in Wash. Then, he killed him.
Oops. That was a spoiler.
Can you tell it upset me?
. Continue reading The Best Pilots in the Galaxy→
I received the following email from an NBC promoter:
Only 19 days til HeroesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ new episodes start airing, and the suspense of all the cliffhangers set up in Ã¢â‚¬Å“ParasitesÃ¢â‚¬Â finally ends. Until then, I wanted to point you and your readers towards the first part of a preview of Episode 19, hosted at NBCÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Heroes MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/heroesofficial
Christine tagged me to reveal five things I obsess over:
1. Books – I’m a reading fiend, but I also have to buy almost every book I read. Since I enjoy more than 90% of them, I usually don’t mind this obession. And I rarely ever buy at cover price. Amazon, Bookcloseouts, Borders, Half-Price Books, SFBC, Zooba… I do my part to keep them all in business.
2. Favorite TV Shows – Like Christine, I could have put Stargate (SG-1 and Atlantis) down. I’ve seen every episode of both series. And have all but the latest seasons on DVD. But I’m like this with several other shows… Quantum Leap, Remington Steele, Dead Zone, The 4400, etc. Even if I’ve seen every episode, I have to buy the DVD sets too. More than likely, I’ll rewatch them, but I definitely spend more than I should.
From 28 March to 11 April, M. D. Benoit will be going on a virtual book tour to promote her upcoming alternate reality novel, Synergy. During that period, ten people will host her on their blog for one day. There will be discussions on the book, Synergy, its themes, characters, interviews with the author, reviews of the book, etc.
Every day, on her own blog, LifeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Weirder than Fiction (http://mdbenoit.com/blog), she will announce where she will be that day, as well as talk a bit about her host.
SynergyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Virtual Book Tour will culminate with a Virtual Book Launch, on 14-15 April (http://mdbenoit.com/synergy). M. D. can be contacted at mdbenoit (at) gmail (dot) com.
Be sure to check back here on April 9th for an interview with Benoit!