Fresh Release: Lander by J. Scott Coatsworth – Interview and Book Feature

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Series:The Oberon Cycle, Book 2

Author:J. Scott Coatsworth

Genre:Gay science fiction

Publisher:Dreamspinner Press

Hello, book lovers! Bookie would like to introduce you to a fine piece of gay science fiction today with a book that’s just been released – Lander by J. Scott Coatsworth. This new Dreamspinner Press release is the second book in The Oberon Cycle series. Read on to find out more about it, get to know Scott better through an interview.

Lander by J. Scott Coatsworth

The Oberon Cycle: Book Two 

Sometimes the world needs saving twice.

In the sequel to the Rainbow-Award-winning Skythane, Xander and Jameson thought they’d fulfilled their destiny when they brought the worlds of Oberon and Titania back together, but their short-lived moment of triumph is over.

Reunification has thrown the world into chaos. A great storm ravaged Xander’s kingdom of Gaelan, leaving the winged skythane people struggling to survive. Their old enemy, Obercorp, is biding its time, waiting to strike. And to the north, a dangerous new adversary gathers strength, while an unexpected ally awaits them.

In the midst of it all, Xander’s ex Alix returns, and Xander and Jameson discover that their love for each other may have been drug-induced.

Are they truly destined for each other, or is what they feel concocted? And can they face an even greater challenge when their world needs them most?

Interview with J. Scott Coatsworth

What do you write?

I play in a very specific part of the writer pond… queer sci fi, fantasy, and magical realism, with an occasional dalliance in contemporary MM. My books are generally chock-full of queer characters across the spectrum, and I like to challenge myself by writing (respectfully) many other types of people who aren’t gay cis white male.

What’s your favorite food?

Hmmm. That’s a hard one. I’m a total foodie. I’d have to say, in terms of cuisine, probably Italian or Mexican – I love them both equally, and there are so many specific things under those umbrellas that I enjoy, like ricotta gnocchi or green chili enchiladas. I also have a huge soft spot for Oreos, though I rarely have them anymore. They go straight to my waistline.

Have you ever gone on location for research?

For most of my stories, that’s pretty hard – these places simply don’t exist. But for my current-day stories, I know many of the places in “The River City Chronicles” – my online serial that is about to become a book – because they are right here in Sacramento. And for “Through the Veil,” my San Francisco post-climate change tale, we did go walk the route of much of the story to see what would be underwater, and how folks might get around with higher sea levels. That was a lot of fun. We even stopped by AT&T Park and asked a few questions. 🙂

Star Trek or Star Wars?

Um… both? Neither? I like them for different reasons. I used to watch Star Trek with my mom as a kid in the seventies, and I saw Star Wars (the first one) seven times when it first came out and I was nine. But can I say Sense8 instead? It’s so much more human and textured and connected in a way that those far off space epics are, and it includes queer characters in a natural and integrated way.

What are you working on now, and when can we expect it?

So many things.

After “Lander”, the next up is “The River City Chronicles,” the book form of my successful web serial about a group of friends (mostly queer) in Sacramento. It will be my first self-published work.

In October, “The Rising Tide” comes out – book two of “Liminal Sky” (after “The Stark Divide).

Sometime this year, Mischief Corner Books should start releasing “Marionettes in the Mist,” a four author serial I participated in over there, as a trilogy.

I’m already writing my 2019 releases – “Ithani” will be the last book in the Oberon Cycle, and “The Shoreless Sea” the last in the “Liminal Sky” trilogy.

Oh, and I have a bunch of stories coming back to me from anthologies and the like that I might either turn into an anthology, release as self-published stand-alones, or expand to full novels. Or all three!

Thank you, Scott for taking the time to chat with us! To be the first to know about author J. Scott Coatsworth‘s next releases, make sure you subscribe to his newsletter! Everyone who signs up gets a free copy of Scott’s story, A New Year.

Haven’t read book one? Here’s everything about it!

Skythane by J. Scott Coatsworth

The Oberon Cycle, Book One

Jameson Havercamp, a psych from a conservative religious colony, has come to Oberon—unique among the Common Worlds—in search of a rare substance called pith. He’s guided through the wilds on his quest by Xander Kinnson, a handsome, cocky skythane with a troubled past.

Neither knows that Oberon is facing imminent destruction. Even as the world starts to fall apart around them, they have no idea what’s coming—or the bond that will develop between them as they race to avert a cataclysm.

Together, they will journey to uncover the secrets of this strange and singular world, even as it takes them beyond the bounds of reality itself to discover what truly binds them together.

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