Monday, December 10, 2012

Interview with David Colby

Is there a genre(s) that you’d like to write that you haven’t tackled yet?
I’ve always wondered if I could write a good horror story. Or a contemporary story. Or a contemporary horror story!

Of all the characters you’ve ever written, who is your favorite and why?
Milo Valentine. S/he’s from a novel that I haven’t had a chance to publish yet. S/he is a mystical hermaphrodite who fights magical crime with a crotchety older partner. Think the MIB meets Dresden Files meets a huuuuuuuuuge mountain of acid.

If Debris Dreams is part of a series…what is the next book? Any details you can share?
          It IS a part of a series. The sequel, Shattered Sky, takes the focus from deep space to the future Earth. You’ll get to see the mega-cities of China and the rural hyper-tech villages of the continental United States. Plus, lots of character development for whoever survived Debris Dreams. I don’t want to give TOO many spoilers to the end of DD.

What is next for you? Do you have any scheduled upcoming releases or works in progress?
          I am working on Shattered Sky and also on two new novels: Worldshard and Aftershocks: 2,000,000 BCE. Both of them are out there and weird and very different from the DD universe, because I didn’t want to get typecast.

What book are you reading now?
          I am currently reading Constellation Games, a fantastic sci-fi novel by Leonard Richardson. It’s the story of our first contact with an alien species…told from the POV of a blogger who reviews video games. It is pretty fantastic.

What is in your to-read pile?
               The Founding by Dan Abnett. It’s a collection of the first three novels in the Gaunt’s Ghosts series, a collection of novels about the Tanith First and Only, a light infantry regiment fighting a desperate conflict in the distant future. People keep telling me it is amazing, so I want to see if they’re telling the truth! 

Debris Dreams
David Colby

Genre: YA science fiction

Publisher: Candlemark & Gleam

ISBN: 978-1-936460-38-0

Number of pages: 294

Cover Artist: Karen Gadient,

Book Description:


1.5 million kilometers above the surface of the Earth

Drusilla Xao has only seen a tree in movies and vid-games. She has never breathed air that wasn’t recycled, re-filtered, and re-used a hundred times over again. She has never set foot on the Earth.

And now she never will.

When a terrorist attack by a radical separatist group on Luna destroys the space elevator that had called so many – including her parents – to live permanently in space, Dru is cut off from any hope of ever reaching Earth and her beloved girlfriend, Sarah. The Chinese-American Alliance declares immediate war on the rebels and conscripts everyone they can get their hands on…including Dru.

Cast adrift, forced to become a soldier, trapped in a nightmare of vacuum and loneliness, Dru’s training will help her survive, but only Sarah will be able to bring her home.

Author Bio:

Heavily influenced by George Romero movies and bad, poorly dubbed anime, David Colby decided to start writing almost twelve years ago. It went poorly. But, despite these early setbacks, David continued to work and write and send out submissions until someone was mad enough to accept him. Currently living in Rohnert Park, California, while working on his English Bachelor, David Colby continues to be fascinated by George Romero movies and has realized that animes have subtitles.

Twitter: @therealzoombie

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