Last year I was on the blog tour for S.J. Kincaid’s The Diabolic and I just loved it! I was thrilled to find out about The Empress. I am so ready to go back to the world created in the first book. To celebrate the release of The Empress I have a guest post from the author, as well as a giveaway. Thanks to the publisher for organizing/sponsoring this!
About the Book:
It’s a new day in the Empire. Tyrus has ascended to the throne with Nemesis by his side and now they can find a new way forward—one where they don’t have to hide or scheme or kill. One where creatures like Nemesis will be given worth and recognition, where science and information can be shared with everyone and not just the elite.
But having power isn’t the same thing as keeping it, and change isn’t always welcome. The ruling class, the Grandiloquy, has held control over planets and systems for centuries—and they are plotting to stop this teenage Emperor and Nemesis, who is considered nothing more than a creature and certainly not worthy of being Empress.
Nemesis will protect Tyrus at any cost. He is the love of her life, and they are partners in this new beginning. But she cannot protect him by being the killing machine she once was. She will have to prove the humanity that she’s found inside herself to the whole Empire—or she and Tyrus may lose more than just the throne. But if proving her humanity means that she and Tyrus must do inhuman things, is the fight worth the cost of winning it?
What is it about sci-fi that draws you to writing it?
One of my early memories is the debut episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. If I were to pinpoint the reason I’ve always loved science fiction, it would have to start there.
Even in the most grim and dystopian tale of a future in space, there’s still this implication there that at some point, we human beings had the vision and focus to devise a means of getting there. We put aside our conflicts and obsession with petty conflicts just long enough to focus upon the larger objective of transcending existence on a single planet. Star Trek is the utopian future that I would love to see become real.
So when it comes down to it, it makes me happier to write science fiction. Even though with age and quite frankly, internet use, I grow increasingly misanthropic and skeptical about our species, science fiction reminds me of those elements of humanity that still do give me hope. In writing it, I hope to share some of that with readers, even if I am creating some people in space you’d never want to meet in real life!
Thanks so much to S.J. Kincaid for answering my question!
About the Author:
S.J. Kincaid originally wanted to be an astronaut, but a dearth of mathematical skills turned her interest to science fiction instead. Her debut novel, Insignia, was shortlisted for the Waterstones prize. Its sequels, Vortex and Catalyst, have received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews and Booklist. Her next book, The Diabolic, comes out in the Fall of 2016. She’s chronically restless and has lived in California, Alabama, New Hampshire, Oregon, Chicago, and Scotland with no signs of staying in one place anytime soon. Her debut, Insignia, came out in July of 2012, followed by its sequels Vortex and Catalyst. The Diabolic was released in the fall 2016, and The Empress was released October 31st!
Thanks to the publisher I have a finished copy of The Empress up for grabs! US only. Must be 13 or older to win. Enter using the Rafflecopter below.