Today I’m interviewing Pippa Jay, author of SciFi with a romantic soul. Thanks for being here, Pippa!
Thanks so much for having me, Audra. :)
What is your all time favorite sci-fi novel, and why?
Wow, straight in with a toughie! Um, I guess one that I read so many times that it actually fell apart - The Crystal Singer by Anne McCaffrey. I think because it's more a blend of fantasy and SciFi, and I didn't find it quite as dry as Arthur C Clarke for example. It had very rich and complex world building, intriguing tech based on crystals (my magpie tendencies coming out there), and relatable characters. I read it as a teenager, so Killashandra Ree flouncing out of her musical academy was something I could instantly empathize with.
Anything that ruins a science fiction novel in your opinion?
I don't mind people basing things on currently impossible or improbable science if they keep it consistent for their universe, but I don't like it when basic rules like gravity and momentum are ignored. Plus, while I love light AND heavy tech SciFi, if I feel the story is more like a science lecture than actual story, that also turns me off. There needs to be a balance.
Where did you get the idea for your sci-fi novel?
It was a combination of my love for Star Wars, the desire to write something with more tech than my previous SF, and a lot of teen angst style music! It also gave me a chance to explore and share more about characters from other stories I've written, both published and as yet unpublished or unfinished.
Tell us about your science fiction novel in 25 words or less.
Abandoned by his mother after his father's death, Gethyon must master his strange new powers to evade the dark entity pursuing him across time & space.
THIS or THAT?
Ewoks or Tribbles?
Space Travel or Time Travel?
1984 or Logan’s Run?
Twilight Zone or Outer Limits?
Where can we learn more about your books?
Website - http://www.pippajay.co.uk
Blog - http://www.pippajay.blogspot.co.uk
Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5054558.Pippa_Jay
Amazon author page - http://www.amazon.com/Pippa-Jay/e/B0080QVWEE/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1