04-28-2011: MilSciFi.com interviews author Phoebe Wray, contributor to the anthology, No Man's Land, book four in the Defending The Future series.
MilSciFi: "Welcome. Please tell us about your
story. What was the inspiration for it?"
Wray: "If I could start my life
over, I'd want to be an astronaut. Every so often I'd hear a story about 'space junk' --the pieces of satellites, an astronaut's glove. It caught my interest."
MilSciFi: "Each story is
accompanied by a unique icon, can you tell us something about the relevance
behind your own?
Wray: "It's the universal
symbol for recycling. I was on the committee when my little town decided to recycle."
MilSciFi: "How did you become
involved with the No Man's Land project?"
Wray: "Heard of it through
Danielle and Broad Universe."
MilSciFi: "What were your
thoughts about the fact that this was a collection featuring all-female authors?"
Wray: "Actually, I didn't know
that. I support women who raise their voices."
MilSciFi: "What tips would you
given an aspiring military science fiction author,
female or otherwise?"
Wray: "The military isn't all
about shooting and killing. It's also about protection, and safety."
MilSciFi: "Have you been
involved with any similar projects?"
Wray: "I've had stories in
other anthologies, but not military ones."
MilSciFi: "With your growing
success as an author, do you plan to continue writing for the Defending the
Wray: "Sure, if I come up with
a hot idea."
MilSciFi: "Are there any
upcoming projects you would like to tell us about?"
Wray: "I've finished a thriller
novel called 'In Adam's Fall', my first novel outside of the science fiction/fantasy genre."
MilSciFi: "And what events do
you have in the months ahead?"
Wray: "Balticon, Readercon,
MilSciFi: "How can our readers
find out more about your work?"
Wray: "I'm an indifferent
blogger, but I'm on LiveJournal, also Facebook."
MilSciFi: "Thank you for time."