ZOctober at My Book Addiction

Monday, September 30, 2013



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Be sure to stop by "My Book Addition's" ZOctober event all this month to win fabulous zombified treats!

On October 1st, check out a Choose Your Own Adventure featuring Layla and "The Harvesting" crew at My Book Addiction.

Swing by the Facebook event page to win loads of goodies: Facebook ZOctober Event

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Something Wicked Returns Blog Hop



I am so excited to be participating in the "Something Wicked Returns" Blog Hop. There is nothing I love better than a great supernatural story, scary movie, or creepy tale. I suppose this is how I ended up writing fantasy novels. I tend to cross genres, but all of my work has a supernatural edge to it. My first novel, "The Harvesting," is a dark fantasy/horror hybrid. My new novel, "Chasing the Star Garden" is a steampunk novel with fantasy elements.

 

Wicked Facts About Me:



Favorite scary movie: The Shinning. The opening music still manages to give me goosebumps!



Favorite scary book: "The Witching Hour" by Anne Rice. I adored Rice's descriptions of New Orleans and the supernatural appeal of the "demon" lover hanging around a family of witches for ages really sucked me in!

Favorite scary TV show: The Xfiles! The Xfiles had so many great supernatural creatures, its hard to choose just one. Aliens aside, I really adored all the episodes on other monster literature and the underlying romantic relationship was great too!

 

For this blog hop, I have some "wicked" goodies for you!


1) an Ebook Copy of "The Harvesting," you'll love this if you enjoy zombies, and vampires, and romance, and action--all in one!

2) an ARC of "Chasing the Star Garden" my steampunk novel forthcoming from Clockpunk Press on December 4th. Imagine Dan Brown meets Gail Carriger with a heafty dose of "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" except set in 1823 London with a strong romantic element.

3) $10 Gift Card to Amazon.com for you pick of anything supernatural that you fancy!

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My thanks goes out to addition Heidi@Rainy Day RamblingsCandace@Candace's Book Blog, Maja@The Nocturnal Library, and Ali@My Guilty Obsession  for organizing this amazing blog hop. There are almost 100 blogs participating in this event. Be sure to get hopping to win some great prizes!

Check back on October 27th for a feature on "Chasing the Star Garden" as part of this blog hop event!




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"Chasing the Star Garden" Cover Puzzle Piece 2 Revealed

Friday, September 27, 2013

This week on my facebook page, I revealed the second puzzle piece for the cover of "Chasing the Star Garden." And this week, I gave you words!


Stop by next week for another piece of the puzzle all leading to the cover reveal on October 23rd!

Bloggers and Author Friends . . . Bewitching Book Tours is hosting a cover reveal event for me. If you would like to participate, please sign up at Bewitching Book Tours or email me at karsakmelanie@gmail.com and I'll set you up!

Thank you, everyone! I'll be giving away ARCS of "Chasing the Star Garden" on my cover reveal date. Stop by and check it out!
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SteamU: What is Steampunk Music; Featuring Valentine Wolfe, Cirque Noir, and The Melting Clock




Roaming around the steampunk universe is fun. From discovering everything from steampunk writing, art, poetry, fashion, comics, tinkered devices, and even cakes, you learn there is a lot going on in steampunk. I was delighted to discover a steampunk facebook group entirely devoted to steampunk music! As I took a look around, I discovered that steampunk music, like steampunk writing, varies a lot in flavor-but it is all still beautifully steampunk. Today on SteamU, I asked three fantastic steampunk groups, Valentine Wolfe, Cirque Noir, and The Melting Clock: “What is steampunk music?” Their replies are as unique and as varied as steampunk. I am delighted to highlight these three talented groups today: 


Steampunk Musicians: Valentine Wolfe





Interviewee: Sarah

 

"What is Steampunk Music?"


Anachronism is the predominant feature in Steampunk Music. This can include all aspects of the music such as the lyrics, instrumentation, orchestration, costumes, and stylistic elements. Just as in steampunk fashion, the music can be a melting pot of several different ideas, some of which may include but are not limited to Victoriana. 

For our most recent album/project, we have focused on the works of Edgar Allan Poe. They really inspire the era of Victorian otherworldliness in a way that is dark and decadent it makes his work so steampunk (to us)! His stories really imagine the future in ways that not many other people of his time could envision.

For our project, we are partnering with a visual artist named Jacob Wenzka. He is responsible for all the visual art and graphic design of the graphic novel which accompanies our newest album. Here’s a bit from the back cover of the book:

In the mists of a past both forgotten and imagined, an expert historian discovers that the sanctuary of his sanity is just an illusion. The life and work of Edgar Allan Poe is our guide through this world of forgotten and forbidden knowledge, echoes through time, and the revelation of a simple yet horrible secret. Begin your journey into Poe’s darkness with the art of Jacob Wenzka and the Victorian Chamber Metal score by Valentine Wolfe.

Yes, we call it Victorian Chamber Metal. When we include those three elements in our music, it becomes firmly defined it as anachronistic and, by extension, steampunk. We use Victorian-esque accompaniments for several of the songs such as Morella, The Assignation, and Ligeia. Listen to the piano parts and even some of the melodic arco bass lines to hear what I mean. These parts are meant to sound similar to Victorian parlour music of the time. The Chamber part is a term in classical music that usually means one person plays per part. It is different from orchestra music where many violinists may be playing on that particular part. 

We both have quite a bit of classical experience and some of our songs are designed to reflect art songs in the classical world from the Victorian time period. That time period in classical music is known as the Romantic Period and features such wonderful composers as Robert and Clara Schumann, Schubert, Beethoven, and Berlioz. One of the features of our music that makes it steampunk is that we combine many of the aspects of classical music from the Victorian time period and combine that with modern distortion and electronic music programming thereby re-imagining a past that never was or a future that we’d love to work towards!

Some of the features from the Romantic Period we use are form and coloration or experimenting with timbre. One of the popular musical forms (how the music is organized) of the Victorian time was sonata form. None of our songs are completely in sonata form, but we do like to develop some of our themes in a similar way. Romantic Composer Franz Schubert wrote art songs, which were very popular in the 19th century and remain so today, such as Gretchen am Spinnrade and Die Erlkonig. As such, we love composing art songs. Poe’s poem are so lyrical and song-like already, so it was such a joy to set these to music! We let the words that Poe wrote completely guide us in The Lake and The Bells where we set his words as he wrote them. They both tell stories that lurk on the dark side. 



This was the atmosphere we wanted to capture for some of the Poe stories we wanted to set such as The Fall of the House of Usher and The Masque of the Red Death, which bring to our discussion of timbre, or coloration in music. Composers from the Victorian time period began experimenting with using a variety of timbres of various instruments to help tell the story. We like to experiment with that as well, especially in the bass playing. The bass is such a versatile instrument with such an incredible range: On our album we did not use any guitars or violins or cellos, yet sometimes it sounds as if we did!

We hope that you will listen to our album and see how well we did on all these elements we were going for! You can order our album Once Upon A Midnight from our website or go to iTunes or Amazon.




Steampunk Musicians: Cirque Noir

 


 

 


"What is Steampunk Music?"

 

For CIRQUE NOIR, Steampunk is the mysterious and open-ended "non-genre" our listeners generally associated us with, in our formative years. The various bands which are most generally connected to the Steampunk genre can range anywhere on the musical spectrum from folk rock, to classic rock, to techno-infused world music, to synthesized orchestras, to hip-hop-laced industrial. But the one thing they all seem to more-or-less share in common is a certain fashion aesthetic, which contains one or more elements of Victorian/Neo-Victorian clothing, historical and/or future-based fantasy, and more distinctive Steampunk fashion elements -- brass/copper metal components, clock gears, and various mechanical details in fashion and artwork. The other element which many so-called "Steampunk" bands seem to have in common is a whimsical, vaudevillian, theatrical and/or comedic vibe which permeates the music, on-stage banter, artwork, and the fantastical "characters" the band members play.

Most of these fashion, artistic, theatrical, and musical aspects are ones which CIRQUE NOIR gladly and uniquely embody in our style! Yet, we also include many elements which are not commonplace in the Steampunk musical genre, which we feel differentiate us as a very quirky and unique approach to and interpretation of Steampunk. Among these are our cabaret-style skits and witty banter between songs, inclusion of prominent goth /punk / new-wave elements in our music and fashion sense, and most certainly, a distinctive and maniacal infusion of "dark cabaret, dark circus, Burton-esque, Marx Brothers-esque, and Monty Pythonesque" facets into the overall mix! We could quite aptly be considered a group of mad scientists in quirky and eclectic dress, haphazardly pouring our many "chemical" influences into the proverbial petri dish, resulting in an unearthly and volatile musical compound which could explode at any time!

From the beginning, our philosophy was to make our music FUN, DARK, and DEEP. We want nothing more than to make you laugh and shake your head at the utter absurdity, add a little ethereal and mystical spookiness to your existence, and furthermore, with our deeper lyrical themes, inspire you to contemplate the true nature of the universe, reality, and the human self. That last component is the most hidden and esoteric layer of CIRQUE NOIR. We are all, in one way or another, involved in deeper intellectual, psychological, scientific, and "spiritual/metaphysical" pursuits -- and the various forms of knowledge which inspire us are undoubtedly infused in one form or another into the music, in order to fuel our own personal quests, and spread that "desire for the depths of human experience" to all friends, Romans, and countrymen (but especially madmen and madwomen!) who would lend us their ears! 

We look forward to inspiring you with our "severe aerial bombardment of ludicrous vaudevillian song and music acts"! WELCOME TO THE CIRCUS!



Steampunk Musicicans: The Melting Clock





Interviewee: Ryan Genengels


 

"What is Steampunk Music?" 

 

As one who is involved in the expression of Steampunk from a musical perspective, I am often asked to provide a description of what exactly Steampunk Music is. This can be difficult to explain, as musical interpretations of Steampunk are as varied as the presentations one might see in Steampunk visual art, fashion, and literature. For example, while attending a Steampunk Convention, one might see a person dressed as if they are ready for an authentic Victorian Tea while others look like clockwork automaton robots. Although musical representations are varied, there are some common threads that run through Steampunk Music. Here are 7 Points where similarity can be found.

1. A Declaration. Perhaps the easiest way to tell if a band is considered Steampunk is if they describe themselves as such. There are many bands (past and present) who certainly touch on elements of Steampunk, but have dedicated themselves to other genres. If you find a band who has devoted themselves to the Steampunk genre at least you can be assured that they are trying to fit the bill with their overall presentation. 

2. The Look. Most bands express their devotion to Steampunk by incorporating fashion elements inspired by the Victorian era and/or Victorian Sci-Fi. Some have argued that the look is all that is necessary for a band to be considered Steampunk. It can be countered that many other bands would then have to be included that might not fit the bill. Many bands in the 60s such as the Rolling Stones used Victorian visual elements as well as 80s artists such as David Bowie. More recently Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber used Steampunk elements in music videos. While one could certainly say these musicians were Steampunk/Victorian inspired, it would be difficult to classify them as Steampunk artists. While most Steampunk musicians do embrace a Steampunk look, it is not absolutely necessary. There are many Steampunk artists who are able to transport the listener musically. 

3. Narrative Elements. Often the works of a Steampunk band will contain Narrative elements. Some have even gone so far as to release books based upon the stories presented in the music. Narrative Elements vary greatly from artist to artist and from song to song. Some present dark distopian views of the Steampunk world while others employ a more whimsical approach. 

4. A Backstory. Like many members of the Steampunk community, Steampunk bands typically fabricate a backstory. Some backstories that have been concocted by Steampunk bands include: Airship Pirates; Automatons; Carnival Performers; Mad Scientists; Time Travelers; Vaudevillians; and Tea Totaling Adventurers.

5. Anachronistic Elements. Often times one will hear the sound of traditional instruments such as violin or piano juxtaposed against the sound of an electric guitar or synthesizer. I have heard people state that modern instruments have no place in Steampunk music as they were not available in the Victorian era. One could argue that things such as electric guitar, drum machine, and synthesizer can help illuminate the Sci-Fi properties of Steampunk. For example, a drum machine might be used to formulate a highly syncopated clockwork sound while the low crunch of an electric guitar might be used to emulate the gritty sound of a steam engine. Using a synthesizer to add electrical, mechanical, and traditional sound can also help enhance a Retro-Futuristic ambiance. Anachronism can also be achieved lyrically. One might hear a song that sounds completely modern while the singer sings of cogs, gears, and corsets. Conversly one might hear an old timey sounding band singing about robots or zombies. In the world of Steampunk music you may well find yourself at a Dubstep Tea Party or doing a Clockwork Reel.

6. Borrowed Elements. Steampunk music often carries elements of other music genres such as Goth, Industrial, and Cabaret. It stands to reason that Steampunk would have close ties to Goth. Queen Victoria herself is known to have started a rage for dressing in black and adorning oneself with mourning jewelry. Victorians also loved things that go bump in the night which is again a common theme in Goth Music. Many great works of Gothic Romance also came from the Victorian era. Industrial music lends well to the sci-fi aspects of Steampunk; especially in the usage of mechanical sounds. Of course Cabaret harkens back to the Moulin Rouge/Carnivalia aspects of life around the turn of the century.

7. DIY. In keeping with the Do It Yourself spirit of Steampunk, many musicians within the genre are self-produced. Very few Steampunk musical projects have been big budget endeavors. Often projects are funded via Kickstarter/Crowdfunder campaigns or out of pocket.

For me personally Steampunk combines many of my favorite things. I have long been a fan of Victorian style, Science Fiction, and History. I am inspired by the creativity that exists within the community as a whole. When I see pictures of pocket watches that people have made that highlight the beauty of the inner workings, it makes me want to capture that musically. When I see pictures of ladies with lavish gowns and corsets adorned with gears, or gentlemen dressed in finery with mechanical arms, it makes me want to take part. Steampunk allows me to tinker with music much as someone who makes something out of cogs and gears. There are so many artists who have laid a firm foundation for the genre, yet there is still so much room for exploration. The diversity of ways in which an artist can express themselves in Steampunk is exciting. It is also what makes Steampunk Music so difficult to describe. 




I am so grateful to these fantastically talented artists for sharing their thoughts on steampunk music. Please be sure to check out their work! Next week, we have another fabulous steampunk writer at SteamU. Be sure to stop by!


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Ebook Giveaway ~ Last call to win an ebook of "The Harvesting"

Friday, September 20, 2013

Hi Guys!

I offered a giveaway as part of a guest post his week. Still a few hours left to enter for an ebook giveaway for "The Harvesting."


 
 
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Cover Reveal: Untethered by Katie Hayoz

I am so pleased to share with you the cover revamp reveal for author Katie Hayoz's novel YA paranormal novel "Untethered."
 
Here is the novel blurb:
 
Sylvie isn’t comfortable in her own skin. In fact, there are times she can’t even manage to stay inside it. But if there is one thing she’s sure of, it’s her love for Kevin Phillips. She’s willing to stake everything on it –her family, her friends, and possibly her soul.

Sixteen-year-old Sylvie has been best friends with Cassie forever. But everything is turned around when the boy Sylvie’s loved since fifth grade falls for Cassie. Devastated, Sylvie intends to get Kevin by any means possible, even if it involves treachery, deceit, and the dark side of astral projection. She is positive her plans will give her what she wants, but she doesn’t count on it all spiraling out of control. 

Untethered explores the intoxicating and dangerous world of jealousy and obsession when coupled with paranormal ability. Finalist in Mslexia novel competition.
 

Now . . . on to the cover:

 
 

Doesn't that sound amazing! You can find the novel here:

Goodreads

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A bit about this fabulous author:


 
Katie grew up in Racine, Wisconsin where she acquired an irreversible nasal twang and an addiction for books with a slightly dark edge. She now lives in Geneva, Switzerland with her husband, two daughters, and a very fuzzy cat. She has been an avid reader of YA fiction for years. While she has a penchant for the paranormal, she devours a range of books -- along with popcorn and black licorice. She consumes all three in large quantities. Luckily, the books don't stay on her hips.
 

Go visit Katie on the web:

 




 
Congrats on the beautiful new cover, Katie!

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"Chasing the Star Garden" Cover Puzzle Piece I Revealed & Giveaway

Thursday, September 19, 2013

For a "wee bit" of fun this week, I revealed a puzzle piece of my cover for "Chasing the Star Garden." The amazing cover, created by Damonza, will be revealed in October with a great ARC(s) giveaway. In case you missed it, here is the jigsaw puzzle piece:

 
 
What is "Chasing the Star Garden" about? Well it is a gaslamp romance with steampunk elements . . . kinda a mix of Gail Carriger, Dan Brown, Indiana Jones, and "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" (except its set in 1823 London):
 
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SteamU: Airships: Their History and Operation (in Verse!) by Norman Hugh Redington

Well SteamU Students, you are in for a treat tonight! After skipping class last week, we are back this week to consider a steampunk favorite: the airship. This week I am excited to present you with "Airships: Their History and Operation" (in verse!) by Norman Hugh Redington. Enjoy!




Today's Lecture by Steam U Professor: Norman Hugh Redington
Editor of: Net Advance Retro
Office Hours: redingtn@MIT.edu
Today's Lecture: Airships: Their History and Operation (in Verse!)




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Happy Birthday to "The Harvesting," The story of Layla, Lily, and the not-so-funny thing that happened on the way to Hamletville

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

In the US, we know there is only one proper way to celebrate something:


Don't believe me? Go to an American wedding. There will be "Celebration" or the marriage is not official!



On the birthday of "The Harvesting," I want to talk a little about Layla and Lily. Lily in the protagonist of my new series "Chasing the Star Garden" which will be released in December 2013.
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Dispatch 10: ZOctober at My Book Addiction!

Friday, September 6, 2013

zOctober 2013
 
 
Just a quick dispatch . . . I just wanted to share how excited I am to be joining an awesome list of very talented authors for ZOctober 2013 at My Book Addiction! Toni, the wonderful, fabulous, hilarious, and all-around amazing blogger, has a fantastic list of your favorite zombie authors lined up! I will be playing zombies that week as I pimp "The Harvesting!" Check out the list of amazing authors participating:
 
 
Join the ZOctober Facebook Group to find out all the details!
 
Don't miss out on amazing zombie goodness! I even have a special prize in mind for the event and, of course, there will be "The Harvesting" goodies to share!
 
Yay, it's almost October! Fall is in the air . . . The Walking Dead is returning . . . ZOctober fest . . . and The Shadow Aspect is underway!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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SteamU: Tony Rand Scott, Author of "The Chronologies of Gyre Series"


Today I am very excited to welcome Author Tony Rand Scott, author of "The Chronologies of Gyre Series - The Gregorian Part One: Industrian Revolution." SteamU Professor Rand Scott delights us with a view into his steam driven metropolis where some citizens of Gyre have suddenly been stricken with a virus called mortalism.
 
 
 
 
 

The Chronologies of Gyre:The Gregorian Part 1: Industrian Revolution 
 

Today’s Lecture by SteamU Professor: Tony Rand Scott

Author of: The Chronologies of Gyre Series - The Gregorian Part One: Industrian Revolution


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Today’s Lectures: Spunk and Punk- The World of Gyre


My name is Tony Rand Scott, and my love of Steampunk in all its varied forms and it was not called that then, probably started with an old TV show called Wild, Wild, West. It seemed like a western version of James Bond, with gadgets and such, but obviously due to the time period, did so in a steam tech way.
 
World of Warcraft
 
Later my influences came from gaming and Anime. I played a lot of pen and paper RPGs growing up, mostly Dungeons and Dragons and Call of Cthullhu, both which tended to have Steampunk elements to them, at least with a majority of the game masters I played with. Steam technology has always seemed to go hand in hand with fantasy settings, Warhammer and World of Warcaft as two more modern examples, which brings me to my other notable influence. I have always been addicted to Japanese culture, either in games or anime, and both have influence me in a nontraditional way with Steampunk. Dark dystopian cities and worlds of Final Fantasy and even The legend of Zelda series to a degree, part magic and part technology, many times steam technology, are a staple of both mediums and I have loved them since I was young. More recent movies such as Princess Mononoke and Howl’s Moving Castle have continued this trend.
 
Van Helsing
 
Though seeming to be the figurehead of the movement, the Victorian age Steampunk has also fascinated me from its integration into cult favorites like Dr. Who, movies like League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Hellboy, Van Helsing, Sherlock Holmes, Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters. Recent games like Dishonored, the Bioshock series and even aspects of Skyrim show how Steampunk can be mutable and integrated into almost any setting. I especially love how they have almost created their own Steampunk offshoot with the BioShock series. (and in fact I believe I actually saw a mention of a Bio-punk panel at a Con.)  All these influences have warped my imagination and created the hodgepodge monstrosity that is my version of Steampunk.   

Industrian Revolution, the first book in my series, is a Steampunk novel, though not in the traditional sense. It does contain steam powered robots and machinery, but initially lacks the Victorian trappings that are normally associated with Steampunk. There is an endgame that carries the story to a traditional Steampunk world, where steam powered machines and humans coexist, in a Victorian style setting. The story just has to get there through the progression I have envisioned.
LXG, Nemo's Car

The basic premise of the story is that Gyre, a world that is a giant steam driven metropolis constructed as a vast gear, is the caretaker of all the human worlds. They are programmed to introduce technology to the human worlds, and also to monitor and incrementally advance it in conjunction with the planets evolution, without human contact or revealing their presence.

Eventually, there was a backwash effect that was unexpected, the human influence on the citizens of Gyre. As the Gyrelins began demonstrating an increasingly humanized behavior, which is considered a disease or “virus” and labeled “mortalism”, the governing council created a system to minimize the corruption by restricting it to a small group. They created a figurehead position of rule and regulated the majority of human observation to them, so they could terminate them when the corruption became intolerable. When that didn’t work, they created their own agent, to work outside the authority of their figurehead ruler. This creates the main conflict of the story, a ruler, in this case the Gregorian of the title, and his small retinue who work to contact and interact with the humans, versus a machine government and its psychotic agent, who will stop at nothing to purge mortalism from Gyre, even if it means breaking their own laws and destroying humanity completely.

The plot revolves around the method of termination, or term limits, that the Gyrelin government has instituted, called the Renaisséance. The process of Renaisséance involves destroying the ruler, keeping only his or her databank to review on how they were corrupted by humanity, so they can hopefully prevent it from happening. This is an example where I mixed two words to represent opposing ideas for an action, but also to demonstrate how human ideas and history have affected Gyre. In Gyre, they have no concept of what a renaissance or a séance is, but the word embodies the government’s hope of a rebirth or resurgence of the restrictive values they were created to uphold. It melds it with séance, to represent the reality of their actions, that they have abandoned looking towards the future, and are trapped in the past, reviewing dead robot data cards like Tarot , looking for salvation by fixating on the sins.
 
One of the themes of the story is a counterpoint to humanity’s ever-increasing obsession with technology, by telling a story about robots that wanted to be more human. Though it is not politically motivated, I have included some elements alluding to issues of sexuality, race, economic issues and other current themes. It didn’t start out that way, there were just some inherent similarities when I was coming up with the lore, history, and society of Gyre that mirrored some present day issues, so I put a few Easter eggs in the writings. Some references are more obvious than others.

I plan on several series of trilogies that in some way will be named for the current ruler, The Gregorian being the current obviously, named for either famous rulers and /or ages to include The Hellenic, Georgian, Edwardian and of course The Victorian. Most of the naming conventions are just to show how little bits of humanity have slipped into the Gyrelin robot mindset, and to add a little familiarity for the readers. They also may be subtle hints at plot lines etc.

 
One of the central characters, modeled from the core Machiavellian principle of the ends justify the means, is the Mechiavellian. He is the principle agent of The Gregorian, and he who interacts with humanity the most.  He has his own secrets and motivations that even The Gregorian is unaware of, and this will play out over several books.

All of the worlds featured in the books deal with an overlying theme. Lawless Mesa is the only mentioned world in The Chronologies of Gyre: The Gregorian part one Industrian Revolution, and deals with issues of the environment. Lawless Mesa is a vast desert planet, almost entirely covered with giant mesas. The ancient Lawless Mesan seas were polluted with evolutionary accelerants and seeded with a mass overpopulation of aggressive alien life forms, which proceeded over hundreds of years, to kill one another off. The purpose of this was to turn the seas into visceral cesspools of effluence, then The Gyrelins induced cataclysmic earthquakes to drain the seas into the earth so they could become fossil fuels. Obviously, I took a few liberties with how oil deposits are created, but I needed it to fit into the storyline and theme. Some life survived the cataclysmic earthquakes and the sea, humans and other creatures managed to thrive in secret in subterranean forests. The planet was abandoned for thousands of years until the fossil fuels could develop, with only a small group of Gyrelins left behind as caretakers. The main story arc of lawless Mesa deals with the interactions between the Gyrelin caretakers, their eventual discovery of human civilization and Mechiavellian’s machinations with both sides.

This concludes the quick peek into my imagination, as expressed in my writings. I hope you enjoyed it, and hope you read my series. Thank you.
 
Tony Rand Scott
 
Thank you very much to Tony Rand Scott for joining us today! Next week we will feature author Megan Curd who will discuss her latest novel, Steel Lily!
 

 

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