Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Dystopian Hop - Visit with Rachel Fisher!

Welcome to the Dystopian Giveaway Hop! I have an eBook to share that is eerily close to a possible future... what if scientists continued modifying FOOD until they ignited a killer epidemic? What would you eat if you knew your next meal could kill you?!

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Seeds of War (Eden's Root trilogy #2)Seeds of War
by Rachel E Fisher
Kindle Edition
Published July 16th 2012

The mission of Eden must be fulfilled and Eden’s best Seekers are needed. Forming a new group they dub the Seeders, Fi, Asher, and Sean are joined by a new addition as they set out to bring hope and support to the Topsiders in the form of radios and heirloom seeds. Their experiences Topside prepare them for the threat from marauding gangs they call Lobos, but it is a different, less obvious sort of threat that takes them by surprise. As radio broadcasts begin to reconnect Eden and the Topsiders, the Seeders stumble upon mysterious broadcasts from unknown stations. When two of their own new radio stations go silent within days of each other, Fi and her companions realize that something is terribly wrong. Eden finds itself pitted against a growing and unknown force as their very mission lights the flames of war.

There is nothing like talking with an author about their book. Rachel Fisher has honored me with wonderful email replies and gave me permission to share her responses with you!  In the last few months, Rachel has started an awesome newsletter to keep us fans posted on what's going on and communicate with everyone.  If you don't know Rachel and her books, yet, I am so happy to share with you!! If you do, you'll enjoy this conversation!!

Rachel Fisher
Do you have a favorite scene?   <<<so tough.  I am really torn, almost like it depends on my mood.  One scene that is a fave actually, is the Sean POV when he and Sara go on her first Seek and they use Prime Numbers to keep her calm.  

“Would you like me to continue with the primes?”   Her singsong voice made him laugh.
“Definitely.  You shouldn’t keep a talent like that hidden.”  She snorted and he heard the sound of boxes ripping open as numbers rained down on him in steady drops.
I LOVE that scene and it must have come through because a lot of people remark on it.   
But if I can only pick, that is tough.  I really love Fi and Asher's argument when he finds out she's *******.  When he drove his sword into the ground in frustration it was so out of character, it showed how angry he was and how powerless he felt.  Like...this sword can't do me any good anymore...not for this.  You remember that he's very young too, and that no matter how old you are, this stuff is scary.  And I love that they were "safe" enough with each other to really ARGUE.  To say things that were hard and bare their souls.  There's no other way to make it through all that life throws at you, I don't think.  And when he pushes her too far and then melts, remembering how much more scared she must feel, it's absolution.  They're in it together.  So even though it's an argument, I think that may be my favorite scene in the whole darned thing...  Because no matter what tries to pull them apart, they always find their way back to each other.

I might choose the canyon scene.  <<<Oh, I AM partial to the canyon scene too.  It is so much a part of who Fi is and becomes as an adult.  That rooting to the Earth is a heartbeat for her, it's why she can't stay underground.  Despite the dangers, she's a wild creature now, for better or worse.>>>
Hilarious. You really can't pick just one!! Lol. I love it.
Why is scientific ethics such a central theme in your story?  <<<I can't seem to operate outside that context.  The more I learned about it in school, the more fascinated I became.  The stuff Fi says about biology being the study of magic is 100% my perspective.  I got closer to the truth, and it got farther away from me.  For some reason, that made me more respectful.  Nature is awesome and majestic and powerful, but so is Man.  Will we be able to survive each other?  I don't know.>>>
I really can't take credit for asking this amazing question... our emailing plus reading Seeds of War really brought up this ethical theme. Fi has powerful struggles over what's Ok or not Ok depending on original motives. Does good motives make bad things Ok?!  Even if it kills?!?! Big Question!!
Please share why Truefood is a real quest for you!!  <<<As a cancer survivor, I am mostly self-interested.  I want to freaking live.  And, yes, I am normal.  I break my perfect diet at times and live without shuddering in fear because frankly, that's not survivable.  But my DREAM is for all of us to start a conversation...on a large scale.  As a people, a nation, maybe a world.  I'm frightened of what we've done to food in the past half-century and the impact it's having on us...but I"m also afraid for developing countries that are adopting our food systems and preferences.  I just want us to talk about this stuff.  The thing that makes me most upset is that we're not talking about it.  For me, Fi's charisma is a vehicle.  She can "tell" the story of Sickfood and Truefood without it being overbearing or pushy.  If it makes anyone think, or pause, or talk to a friend about it, then I'm pretty happy about that.  

I follow Rachel's blog... she has lots of interesting recipe and food posts, which are amazing, but I love her book review posts. If you're thinking of reading ANY Dystopian books... AT ALL!!  Hop over and check out her reviews!!  She's reads up in the genre she writes in!!  Gotta love it!

Watch for my review of Seeds of War - coming soon!!

Available to WIN:

Eden's Root or Seeds of War, an eCopy of one of Rachel's sci-fi dystopian series. 

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