Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Author spotlight: Rae Lindley

Rae Lindley is an African-American Christian speculative Fiction writer. Her new book Cimmerian City has come out. I don't know if there are Christian elements in this particular book but I know it's great spec fic.

Here's the blurb:

In the 21st century, corporations rule the world, science is big business and governments no longer exist. A war breaks out between two races…and one of them isn’t human.

Stripped from the headlines of today's news, Cimmerian City is a novel spanning 10

Greed can turn a good man’s heart to stone. This is especially true in the age of commerce and large corporations. No new pill can be taken without a laundry list of side effects that the patient may have to endure. But what if the side effects are more dangerous than the pills are helpful? What if the side effect causes the patient to be immune from standard dangers, such as firearms, the climate, etc., but causes them to change into otherworldly beings?

It is seen through the eyes of a young woman named Raven Blackheart. It is a future where corporations rule the world and political parties have been dismissed. An Earth that is recovering from a global war that has divided two races: Humans and Dracins, quick, tough skinned creatures that are children of the side effects from 20th century pharmaceuticals. Raven awakens in this world as a product of both races and nurtured by the vice president of the main corporation in the world as a symbol of the union of races. With her help, Vice President Tyler Deamond’s corporation can take both beings off Earth, which is quickly becoming a waste planet, and to a new terraformed planet. But, as Raven learns, nothing is as it seems, especially concerning humans.

Check out the animation she made for it:

Or you can check out The world of Cimmerian City on google video

These are some of her reviews so far.

"...an utterly unstoppable tale which latches on to the reader from the first sentences, then sets a death-defying pace through realms known and unknown, flying the reader through plot twists and turns, character delineations, and theme."

-Annie Haws of Wild Child Publishing

"This is one story that has a high impact punch, a great plot that is fast paced and so intriguing that you cannot put this one down."

-Terry South of Quality Book Reviews

"Cimmerian City is a clever, engaging tale with all the trappings of a thriller at its finest. Much like "The Matrix" before it, Lindley's tale does an excellent job of enshrouding the truth within a tapestry of well-constructed lies, forcing you to keep questioning every new development until you finally understand the significance of what lies at the core. With a rich cast of compelling characters and enough action to keep you checking your pulse, this story of deceit, greed, treachery, and ultimate redemption deserves to take its rightful place alongside the best that Tom Clancy or James Patterson could ever offer.

Beneath it all, though, Cimmerian City is a classic tale of the underdog at his/her finest, leaving you no choice but to root for Raven throughout all her many battles against foes of all sizes - recognizing your own daily struggles as they play themselves out in her life before your very eyes. In this day and age of unchecked multi-conglomerate corporate takeovers, Lindley's narrative should serve as a wake-up call to us all that the possibility of such a controlled future in our own time may not be so far-fetched..."

- Theresa Logan of 'Apex Reviews'

"Cimmerian City shows us a frightening outcome to current fears of crises on every front. From global warming and rampant pollution, to race wars and violence, from global control of the world's economy by a handful of corporations, to controversial medical experimentation for profits for a drug-dependent society. Here is the extreme vision that Cimmerian City give us of the haves and the have-nots. The few people who can afford to protect themselves from this severally damaged world and those who are subject to the uncertainty of daily life."

-Kir Royal of Cocktail Reviews

Interviews of Rae are at Romance At Heart Interview

Oh My news international

Conversations with writers

Apex Reviews Interview

AuthorTalk! Interview Spotlight

You can visit Rae's website/ and blog to find out more about her.

Other writers touring Rae's book are:

Greory Banks/, Moondancer Drake,
East of Mars, Nicole Kurtz

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