Tuesday, September 20, 2011

What is Dani Kollin reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Dani Kollin, c0-author of The Unincorporated Woman.

His entry begins:
Sex and Violence in Zero-G, Allen M. Steele

I just finished reading Allen M. Steele’s, Sex and Violence in Zero-G, a compilation of short stories about what the Hugo award winning author refers to as "Near Space." Because the stories all take place within relative spitting distance of Earth, they feel that much more real. In fact, one story, "Walking on the Moon" comes close to ranking up there with one of my favorite short stories of all time, Ray Bradbury's "The Wilderness." Both illustrate an aspect of the future that’s far more psychological than technical. And ultimately a good story needs to be visceral in order to succeed. Steele, like Bradbury before him...[read on]
About The Unincorporated Woman, from the publisher:
There’s a civil war in space and the unincorporated woman is enlisted! The epic continues.

The award-winning saga of a revolutionary future takes a new turn. Justin Cord, the unincorporated man, is dead, betrayed, and his legacy of rebellion and individual freedom is in danger. General Black is the great hope of the military, but she cannot wage war from behind the President’s desk. So there must be a new president, anointed by Black, to hold the desk job, and who better than the only woman resurrected from Justin Cord’s past era, the scientist who created his resurrection device, the only born unincorporated woman. The perfect figurehead. Except that she has ideas of her own, and secrets of her own, and the talent to run the government her way. She is a force that no one anticipated, and no one can control.

The first novel in this thought-provoking series, The Unincorporated Man, won the 2009 Prometheus Award for best novel.
Learn more about the book and authors at Dani Kollin's blog and The Unincorporated Man website.

Writer's Read: Dani Kollin (May 2010).

Writer's Read: Eytan Kollin.

The Page 69 Test: The Unincorporated War.

My Book, The Movie: The Unincorporated War.

My Book, The Movie: The Unincorporated Woman.

Writers Read: Dani Kollin.

--Marshal Zeringue