New sci fi thriller launches at the Nelson Public Library
Warpworldis the first in a five-book science fiction adventure series, co-written by Nelson author Kristene Perron and her Texan writing partner, Joshua Simpson. Perron will launch Warpworld Thursday, November 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library.
The story centers around two young rebels, from two very different worlds. Seg, an arrogant but brilliant Cultural Theorist, is on his first interdimensional mission to scout for vita – necessary fuel for his dying world.
Ama, a fiery and headstrong boat captain, bursting at the shackles of her gender and caste, is hired to act as his guide. When a violent murder reveals Seg’s true identity, the two must strike an uneasy truce to survive, while the fate of two worlds rests in their hands.
One reviewer called it “total immersion of the heart-pounding variety.”
Kristene Perron is a former professional stunt performer for film and television (as Kristene Kenward) and self-described ‘fishing goddess’. Pathologically nomadic, she has lived in Japan, Costa Rica, the Cook Islands and a very tiny key in the Bahamas, just to name a few.
“My suitcase is always packed,” said Perron.
“I tend to have one foot elsewhere, all the time. Maybe that’s why having a writing partner 3,000 km away, writing about another planet altogether, isn’t such a stretch.”
Perron’s stories have appeared in Canadian Storyteller Magazine, The Barbaric Yawp, Hemispheres Magazine andDenizens of Darkness.
In 2010 she won the Surrey International Writers’ Conference Storyteller Award and she is the current chair of the Kootenay Literary Competition Committee.
She is a member of Speculative Fiction Canada.