The Spark That Started Metal Bones
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Metal Bones follows two story lines, one following brothers on the hunt for a cure to a ‘steel elbow’ disease and another following a man with a cannon for an arm who’s looking for his long lost father. What was the inspiration for the setup to this thrilling science fiction story?
The spark that started Metal Bones was a song called ‘Alive’ by Phil Lober. When I listened to it I pictured a scene in my mind that I had to write a story around. I was also watching Star Wars a lot at the time and I think some of those themes crept their way in as I was writing.
Leo and Gaeth were intriguing and well developed characters. What were some ideals that guided their character development?
Thank you! The main thing that guided their character development was the dynamic between an older sibling and younger sibling. Leo wants to help Gaeth get better but Gaeth doesn’t want to be the one who has to be taken care of all the time. I used that to guide their decision making throughout the story.
I enjoyed the unique world you’ve created for your story. What were some themes that were important for you to incorporate in your galaxy?
I’m glad! A big one was family. Obviously Leo and Gaeth are a huge part of that, but I wanted to explore it with Tank as well. Even though his family isn’t blood related, I believe it doesn’t have to be and can even be stronger than biological family at times.
What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?
I’m currently working on the sequel to Metal Bones! I don’t have a specific release date yet but it’ll be 2021.
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Posted on June 7, 2020, in Book Reviews and tagged adventure, author interview, fantasy, fiction, humor, Kathleen Contine, Metal Bones, satire, science fiction, space marine, space opera. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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