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In this edition, we get to reconnect with CT Phipps, who discerning listeners might remember from his series, “The Rules of Supervillany”. He comes by to talk about another of his amazing passions, the Space Opera, a segment of Science Fiction that requires the writer to figuratively AND literally build almost everything from the ground up. His newest series with protagonist Cassius Mass, who is “royalty” and heroic starfighter pilot within the Crius Archduchy, who finds out that not only was his home world destroyed but he was also fighting for the wrong side. Lucifer’s Star is book one of this trilogy and C.T. along with co-author Michael Suttkus is meticulous in painting a broad canvas of the societies in which his story takes place. The Commonwealth, the Crius Archduchy and life afterwards hiding aboard an interstellar freight hauler come alive with clarity, purpose and intent. The main characters in book one (this being the book we talked about and thus far the only one I have read) are never one dimensional, and that makes this book a very thick read, which quite frankly is a huge part of its charm. It is a constantly evolving twisted plat reveal with complex characters in increasingly intricate worlds and societies.
One wonders as this book plays out, is Cassius a good man? My suggestion is , find out for yourself but first enjoy the conversation. At the end of the ‘Cast there is a small excerpt from the audio edition.
Enjoy the chaos, I did.http://www.scifisaturdaynight.com/podcast/talkcast425.mp3