Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Where in the World are...Lydia Kang, Mindy McGinnis, & Cecil Castelucci?

All this month, I'm featuring authors and the settings of their books, showcasing a variety of locales and characters from around the world--and sometimes off it!--in order to show readers new places and people.

Don't forget to enter the contest for a signed Across the Universe trilogy and swag from lots of authors--not just those featured this month! The contest is open internationally, and is super simple to enter--just tweet or share with a friend some of your favorite unique books, and enter in the Rafflecopter embedded below (or at this link).

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Control by Lydia Kang

Set in: Near future, 2015 Midwest

Why did you pick this setting?
I live in Omaha, so I wanted to imagine what the future breadbasket of America would be like someday!

What makes your book's setting unique?
The agriplane. All the crops have been moved up above the actual land, like on a huge table that goes for miles and miles. It's an ocean of gold crops up there, but below in the city, it's always dim because there's no sun. I liked that juxtaposition.






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Why did you pick this setting?
The environment is very much a character in NOT A DROP TO DRINK, the pond water worth killing for and the harsh winters that can take out families are plot shapers. Also, I a native Ohioan and I know the terrain. For a debut, writing what I knew was key.

What makes your book's setting unique?
I do have a pond in my own backyard, and a dream I had about protecting it is what spawned the idea for NOT A DROP TO DRINK.




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Tin Star
 by Cecil Castelucci

Set in: Yertina feray space station

Why did you pick this setting?
I wanted it to be in outer space and also in a contained and claustrophobic environment with larger galactic issues going on around it. I was inspired by the movie Casablanca.

What makes your book's setting unique?
It is circling a planet called Quint that was once a hot bed of mining activity. It used to be a place that people would go to, but since the planet became depleted, the Yertina Feray space station is now on the fringes of the main trade routes and has become a backwater place that no one goes to unless they are in trouble.



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