Monday, August 31, 2015

Monday Morning with Sunny Morane

Welcome to the Fall and Rising blog tour!


Fall and Rising is a story I've been trying to make happen for some time. On finishing its predecessor Line and Orbit, I knew Adam and Lochlan's story couldn't be over. I knew, in fact, that it was just beginning. In Fall and Rising I wanted to continue to explore their journey, as well as the ways in which their tumultuous meeting and the battle that followed have affected the people they love. In short, this was a world I wanted to return to. I'm very pleased that I was able to do so, and I'm very excited to share the result with you.




On this tour I'll be talking about the process of writing the book and what it taught me about writing in general, the trials and tribulations of passing through the world of the story, some of the tools I used to put me into a place where I could tell that story, and some of why I wanted to write it at all. I'll also be giving away a signed copy of the print edition of the book, along with a set of two hand-made (by me) agate, copper, and glass beaded bracelets inspired by the world of Fall and Rising. Additionally, you'll have a chance to win one of two e-copies!

Every comment on this blog tour enters you for the giveaway. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on September 5th. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Don't forget to leave your email so we can contact you if you win!



Fall and Rising

Adam Yuga is on the run. Three months ago, a miracle saved him from the deadly genetic illness that threatens the entire population of his former home, the Protectorate. Now he and his lover Lochlan are searching for a way to heal his people. When they receive a mysterious coded message promising hope, they make a desperate grab for it, and are imprisoned—by the very race they want to save.

On Lochlan’s distant homeship, a young pilot named Nkiruka faces an agonizing choice: stay with her lover Satya and live a life of happy obscurity, or become the spiritual leader—and the last and only hope—for the Bideshi. Nkiruka doesn’t want to lose Satya, but worse, she fears she lacks the strength to carry anyone through the coming storm, let alone her entire people.

Threads of chance and destiny draw the three together. With the fates of civilizations in their hands, they prepare for a final conflict that might be their only chance for survival—or that might destroy them all.





Sunny Moraine’s short fiction has appeared in ClarkesworldStrange HorizonsNightmareLightspeedLong Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History, and multiple Year’s Best collections, among other places. They are also responsible for the novels Line and Orbit (cowritten with Lisa Soem), Labyrinthian, and the Casting the Bones trilogy, as well as A Brief History of the Future: collected essays. In addition to authoring, Sunny is a doctoral candidate in sociology and a sometimes college instructor; that last may or may not have been a good move on the part of their department. They unfortunately live just outside Washington DC in a creepy house with two cats and a very long-suffering husband.

Connect with Sunny:
·Website: sunnymoraine.com
·Twitter: @dynamicsymmetry





12 comments:

  1. Sounds really interesting. Please enter me

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  2. It's a great premise!

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    1. So glad you think so!

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  3. interesting premise

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  4. I'm really intrigued by that premise. Sounds amazing.
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  5. Aloha! It sounds REALLY interesting. How cool! Thanks and aloha Meg. Amor. :-).

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  6. Looking forward to reading this! amaquilante(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Congrats on the new book. It sounds like an interesting story.

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  8. I read and loved Line and Orbit last year. I've been anticipating Adam and Lochlan's story ever since.
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    1. Yay! I'm really happy you'll be continuing to follow their adventures.

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