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New England Science Fiction Association
February 3, 2021

B58 Mini Interviews with Tabitha Lord, Colin Alexander, and J.R.H. Lawless

Welcome back to the Boskone 58 Mini Interview Series! Get to know some of the top authors, scientists, artists, and creators in the science fiction, fantasy and horror industry, why they’re looking forward to Boskone, and perhaps a sneak peek at what they’re working on next.

Today on the Boskone 58 Mini Interview Series we are with Tabitha Lord, Colin Alexander, and J.R.H. Lawless!

Tabitha Lord

Tabitha’s HORIZON series has received several independent book awards including the Writer’s Digest Grand Prize in 2016. Her short fiction has been featured on podcasts including Star Ship Sofa and Tales to Terrify, and in anthologies published by World Weaver Press, Grimbold Books, and more. In addition to writing novels and short fiction, Tabitha is a partner and senior writer for Book Club Babble and managing editor for the Inkitt Writer’s Blog. She lives in Rhode Island with her husband, four kids, and lovable fur babies. She is currently the Vice President of the Association of RI Authors.

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Colin Alexander

Colin Alexander is a writer of science fiction and fantasy. Actually, Colin Alexander is a pseudonym, maybe an alter ego, or who the author would have been if he hadn’t had a career as a medical researcher. He’s been reading science fiction since he was ten and has published five books so far including Starman’s Saga and Accidental Warrior. His new book, Complicated: The Interstellar Life and Times of Saoirse Kenneally will be published in the winter of 2021. He’s an active member of both the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and of Mystery Writers of America. Away from writing fiction, Colin is a doctor and a biochemist whose idea of relaxation is martial arts (taekwondo and minna jiu jitsu). He lives in Maine with his wife. You can follow Colin on Amazon at amazon.com/author/colinalexander, on Goodreads at goodreads.com/colinalexander, or on Facebook @ColinAlexanderAuthor.

Visit Colin Alexander on their Facebook, and Website!

What you most looking forward to at virtual Boskone 58?

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If you were planning a holiday or vacation and could visit any location, whether in the real world or fictional worlds, where would you go? Why? 

I would want to ride a giant worm across the sands of Arrakis, see the Ringworld from space, and sail between the statues of Isildur and Anárion above the Rauros falls on Middle Earth. Those would be unique experiences, demonstrations of the wild glory and magnificence of the universes writers have created through works of science fiction and fantasy. I won’t get to do those things, of course. I’ll have to settle for touring Australia and New Zealand, which my friends from Down Under tell me are just as fabulous.

Authors, artists, and creators often listen to music while they work. If you have a playlist you’d like to share or an album to recommend, please add it here. We’ll be compiling a list of lists to help Boskone attendees get their creative juices flowing. 

Current favorite: This House Is Not For Sale album by Bob Jovi

What are you currently working on? Any new releases that fans should know about?

I’m expecting to publish Complicated: The Interstellar Life and Times of Saoirse Kenneally just in time for Boskone. The setting is a couple of hundred years from now when humanity has figured out how to open wormholes and, consequently, has exploded across a volume of space. The story revolves around its main character and her problems, both the ones she finds herself in and the ones she creates for herself. Saoirse has some positives; she?s very smart and strong in an athletic way. Unfortunately, she is also an alcoholic and addict with a big dose of self-loathing. None of the rehabs she has been in will take her back, her family has disowned her, and the story opens with her waking up in jail. It’s not a promising start. She avoids doing time by taking a two-year term of off-planet service but staying out of trouble is not her strong suit. She finds herself enmeshed in a web of corruption, interstellar drug smuggling, violence, and power politics. Ultimately, the question is: can a twenty-year old woman with a checkered past, a tenuous grip on sobriety, and an on-again off-again relationship with the truth save an entire planet from a bloody power grab? And can she save herself in the bargain? I had fun writing about Saoirse and her adventures and I hope you will enjoy reading them.

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J.R.H. Lawless

J.R.H. Lawless is a bestselling SF author from Atlantic Canada who blends comedy with political themes — drawing heavily, in both cases, on their experience as a lawyer and as Secretary General of a Parliamentary group at the French National Assembly. A member of SFWA and Codex Writers, their short fiction has been published in many professional venues, including foreign sales. They are also a craft article contributor to the SFWA blog, the SFWA Bulletin, and Tor.com. Their two 2020 debut novels, ALWAYS GREENER and THE RUDE EYE OF REBELLION, are out now from Uproar Books in hard cover, paperback, and eBook, and from Tantor Media in audiobook. They are represented by Marisa Corvisiero at the Corvisiero Literary Agency, and would love to hear from you on Twitter, over at @SpaceLawyerSF!

Visit J.R.H. Lawless on their Facebook, Twitter, and Website!

What you most looking forward to at virtual Boskone 58?

This will be my first Boskone–which is a crime in itself, since Nova Scotia and Boston are so close, in more ways than one–and I can’t wait to take part in all the fun I’ve been following from afar for the past few editions. I can’t wait to meet all the attendees, share with all the awesome panelists, and maybe even convince a few folks to nominate me for the Astounding Award, which I’m eligible for this year as a 2020 debut novelist!

If you were planning a holiday or vacation and could visit any location, whether in the real world or fictional worlds, where would you go? Why? 

I’d probably go to Jose Luis Borges’ Library of Babel, the one containing a copy of every book ever written, plus every book that *could* have been as well! On top of the infinite reading, I bet there’d be plenty of Discworld L-space opportunities there for branching out into wherever else or when I might feel like wandering.

Authors, artists, and creators often listen to music while they work. If you have a playlist you’d like to share or an album to recommend, please add it here. We’ll be compiling a list of lists to help Boskone attendees get their creative juices flowing. 

Electro Swing 2020 Playlist

What are you currently working on? Any new releases that fans should know about?

THE RUDE EYE OF REBELLION, the second book in my SF Humor series THE GENERAL BUZZ, will be releasing in paperback and audiobook around Boskone 2021, and the third book in the series should have a release date soon as well! Other than that, I’m still working on prepping two other novels for submission with my agent, as well as drafting the fourth GENERAL BUZZ novel.

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