Posted October 23, 2012 by davincikittie in The Feed

Book Tour & Giveaway: Haven 6 – Star Trek meets Futurama? You decide!

Please help me welcome author Aubrie Dionne!

#6. Why is the commander a brain in a box?

When I first started this series, I wanted to experiment with the cohesion of man and machine, and what percentage is still human.

Paradise 21 has a character that’s connected to the mainframe of the colony ship by tubes and wires. He still had arms and legs, and can move about in a hover chair. He can see, speak, think for himself, yet he also has a cool, calm demeanor that it almost computer-like.

Tundra 37 goes a little farther. There are twin sisters that have been attached to the mainframe for hundreds of years. Doctors have taken painstaking effort to keep them alive, since there are the sole drivers of the ship. They’ve lost most of their body functions: eyes, legs, and arms, so they are more joined with the computer. Does logic rule their actions even more than the character in the first book? Maybe. You’ll have to read to find out!

Haven 6 goes even further. The captain of the ship is so old, she’s lost her entire body, and her brain is preserved in a pink liquid on the main control deck. She has complete control over the ship, and becomes very controlling when her people leave. Is she controlled by logic? Not always. She’s driven by her mission objectives, even if they conflict with morality.

To see this gradual transformation in my characters and their relationship with the machines that keep them alive, you’ll have to read the entire series! Happy reading. Hope you enjoy!

A product of an illegal pairing, Eridani is the only woman without a lifemate aboard the colonization ship, the Heritage, and she is determined her less than perfect DNA will not get in the way of finding love. As the ship nears it’s final destination of Haven 6 after five hundred years of travel, images of the surface show evidence of intelligent life on a planet that’s supposed to be uninhabited. Commander Grier assigns Eri to the exploratory team to spy on the alien society and return with information on how to defeat them. 

When Eri’s team lands, tribes of humans attack and Eri is saved by Striver, the descendant of a colonist and a pirate from Old Earth’s colonization efforts in other parts of the galaxy. Striver helps Eri rescue her team and they are drawn to each other despite their different allegiances. While Striver battles with trusting Eri, Eri must decide whether to warn him and his people about the commander’s intentions, or follow orders and complete her mission.

Read our review of Haven 6 here! | Buy on Amazon | See it on GoodReads

About the author

Aubrie grew up watching the original Star Wars movies over and over again until she could recite and reenact every single scene in her backyard. She also loved The Goonies, Star Trek the Next Generation-favorite character was Data by far-, and Indiana Jones. But, her all time favorite movie was The Last Unicorn. She still wonders why the unicorn decided to change back to a unicorn in the end. 

Aubrie wrote in her junior high yearbook that she wanted to be “A concert flutist” when she grew up. When she made that happen, she decided one career was not enough and embarked as a fantasy, sci fi author. Two careers seem to keep her busy. For now.

Her writings have appeared in Mindflights, Niteblade, Silver Blade, Emerald Tales, Hazard Cat, Moon Drenched Fables, A Fly in Amber, and Aurora Wolf. Her books are published by Entangled Publishing, Lyrical Press, and Gypsy Shadow Publishing. She recently signed her YA sci fi novel with Inkspell Publishing titled: Colonization: Paradise Reclaimed, which will release in October 2012.  

Giveaway (US/Int)

Aubrie is giving away a keepsake necklace, 2 ebook sets of the New Dawn series, and 5 ecopies of Haven 6 tourwide. To enter to win, leave a comment on this post, then fill out the Rafflecopter widget below!

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