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Guest Blogger: Dani Worth (Contest)
Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Why I Love Science Fiction

Many thanks to Delilah Devlin for letting me ramble on her blog today! Kithra is my debut novella with Samhain Publishing and I couldn’t be more excited about working with them. I’ll give away one e-copy of Kithra to a commenter.

My love for science fiction began early. I can’t remember how old I was when I first saw Star Wars, but I remember the incredible excitement I felt through the whole movie. I also remember slapping up posters of Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker right next to the one I had of Shaun Cassidy. (I liked big-eyed blondes apparently. Shaun Cassidy earned my sincere admiration for other reasons when I grew up and discovered he wrote American Gothic, which was a fantastic, spooky show.)

But, I will never forget the first time I watched Alien—glued to the screen for the entire movie, thinking Ripley was the coolest heroine ever. I loved Ripley even more when Aliens came out. Terminator and Terminator 2 were huge favorites. Around that time, I discovered Star Trek, The Next Generation and I raced home daily to catch the six o’clock episodes. Other favorite shows were Bionic Woman, Wonder Woman, Stargate, Alien Nation, Farscape, Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Sliders, and of course, Doctor Who.

I find the idea of our future exciting. I wonder what the important issues will be as we continue to discover more in science and medicine. I wonder if we will conquer space travel and find other worlds with life similar to our own. I hope so. I also sincerely hope things like sexism, racism and homophobia disappear. Yeah, yeah, my idealism is showing. ;)

When I sat down to write Kithra, I wanted to write a future world that featured alien races living along with humans, with societies where any loving relationship is the norm… and my heroine sprang to life and no matter how many times I tried to curb her language or move her into the background, she stomped forward and took over. The story started out in 3rd person and I quickly realized it could only be 1st. Once I made that decision, her story just flowed. Yeah, Lux is foul-mouthed, but she’s also fiercely loyal and she has this soft, mushy center you’d think she’d try to hide, but she doesn’t. As I wrote the sequel, Replicant, her mouth and her compassion showed up to take over a few scenes—even as a secondary character. I’m on the third volume in The Kithran Regenesis series, and she’s showed up a few places and surprised me.

The heroes of Kithra, Kol and Egan, couldn’t resist her and I hope readers feel the same way. And if you like Kithra, Replicant is scheduled for March. Thanks again to Delilah for having me!

10 comments to “Guest Blogger: Dani Worth (Contest)”

  1. books4me
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      · November 9th, 2011 at 1:28 pm · Link

    Dani, I recall loving Star Wars and then having a fit when I had to wait FOUR years for the next one to come out! I love the idea of your book…reminds me of that tv show years back about two cops; one was an alien and one was human but I bet your aliens are HAWT!

    Do you have more than three books planned for this series?

    books4me67 at ymail.com



  2. tammy ramey
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      · November 9th, 2011 at 2:20 pm · Link

    i remeber watching the original star trek on t.v. and being facsinated. even though it was cheesy there was something about it that you just couldn’t look away from. when the next generation came out it took me awhile to get to like it. of course i was all into the movies too. i love si-fi and it is even better when you add romance to it.
    the cover on the book is gorgeous and it sounds like it is a great story, i can’t wait to start reading it.

    trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com



  3. Dani Worth
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      · November 9th, 2011 at 5:18 pm · Link

    Hi Books4me! Yes, I have plans for more than three if my editor is interested. I bet you’re talking about Alien Nation! I loved that show. ;)

    Hope you enjoy Kithra, Tammy. :)



  4. Jen B.
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      · November 9th, 2011 at 9:18 pm · Link

    I saw Kithra at another site earlier this week and immediately added it to my wish list. I love the mix of sci-fi and romance. Thanks for the giveaway.



  5. Fedora
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      · November 9th, 2011 at 10:38 pm · Link

    LOL! Star Wars was the first movie I ever saw in a theater–it was amazing! Now my kids love the whole Star Wars saga. As for Alien and Alien 2, tres cool, but it also scared me completely senseless! Still love scifi, especially now that there is more scifi romance! Congrats on Kithra!



  6. Ilona
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      · November 10th, 2011 at 2:55 pm · Link

    Congratulations on Kithra. I’m a big fan of all things science fiction and my love for it started years ago with authors like Isaac Asimov and E.E. ‘Doc’ Smith. However I also love the modern addition of putting romance to it, makes for an even more enjoyable read :D



  7. Emma Lai
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      · November 10th, 2011 at 4:51 pm · Link

    I loved Aliens better than Alien, but that was because of the attraction between Ripley and Hicks. Wonder Woman, can we say sexual tension? And hello? Riker…he could be my Number One anytime. :)



  8. Pamk
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      · November 10th, 2011 at 11:25 pm · Link

    your book sounds fantastic. I love scifi romances and would love to add this one to my collection. Thanks for the giveaway.

    scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com



  9. mahalia Levey
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      · November 12th, 2011 at 12:24 am · Link

    I love the cover and the book looks fantastic. I’m new to sci fi romance and have just gobbled up all I can read. I wasn’t into Star Trek growing up. But after the latest movie I had a better understanding. I’ve always loved Star Wars though :P



  10. Delilah Devlin
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      · November 12th, 2011 at 8:14 am · Link

    Love that cover! And I’m so into Sci-Fi fiction and shows. Thanks so much for the fun post! Good luck with the story.