Q: Please tell us about yourself.
A fair but not brilliant student at school, but very much into books - I read as much as I was able. Fantasy and science fiction were the big reads when I was growing up, from Magician to The Belgariad to The Huntsman and Starstormers. I went to college, University and got a variety of jobs, but I always wanted to write and eventually. write I did.
Q: Tell us about your book
It's a mix them up - which means it's about people trying to understand who they are and how they fit by fighting for their place in the world. There are AIs who consider themselves better than humans and there are AIs that want to be human. There are humans trying to put aside their prejudices and see the deeper truth. There is adventure, danger and a desperation to protect what we hold dear.
Q: What inspired you to write Hunter No More?
My family who never doubted that I would. I just wanted to explore the idea of an alien psychology integrating into human society and how far it would go to defend that society. I wanted to ask the oldest question of all - what is it to be human?
Q: How much time per week do you spend writing/editing your work?
In full flow every day for three or four hours, in no flow nothing at all. It's either or until things get going and until they stop.
Q: If you could meet three authors, which authors would you choose?
None. I'm not interested in meeting authors, I'm interested in reading them. Never meet your heroes, their body of work speaks for itself. If I met an author they might tell me the truth and that would destroy the truth I built up in my own head.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
Lots of thoughts but nothing yet. But I will have to write something soon - ideas refuse to stay imprisoned forever.
Title: Hunter No More
Author: G.D. Tinnams
Genre: Science Fiction
The Hunter Class Spacecraft designated ‘The Amberjack’ disappeared during a routine mission to Seek, Locate and Destroy the enemy Machine Mind contingent known as ‘The Ochre’. Conclusion: It was either destroyed by the Ochre or went rogue for reasons unknown. If sighted, approach with extreme caution.
On the planet Borealis, a violent revolution forces Samantha Marriot and her parents to flee their home for the relative safety of ‘The Rainbow Islands’. Once there, Sam discovers a secret her father has been keeping from her all her life, a secret that will change everything.
Meanwhile, The Machine Mind Hierarchy of Earth dispatches a ship to rid themselves of the planet’s troublesome human population. The only hope of a defence lies with a damaged binary Hunter unit that has long since abandoned both its programming and weaponry.
In order for the unit to succeed it must call upon the aid of an ancient enemy, and prove, once and for all, that it is a Hunter no more.
G.D. Tinnams has worked as a barman, a call centre operator, an IT support analyst, and a software tester. But during all this time he was also an insatiable reader of science fiction and fantasy books like Susan Cooper’s ‘The Dark Is Rising Sequence’, Orson Scott Card’s ‘Ender’s Game’, Robert Charles Wilson’s ‘Blind Lake’ and Greg Egan’s ‘Permutation City’. He is very fond of weird, mind-bending stories and decided quite early on to try writing some. ‘Hunter No More’ is his second novel.
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