Author Interview & Ebook Giveaway: Movement by Nancy Fulda

Welcome to Author Nancy Fulda.

Nancy Fulda has won multiple awards for her writing, including an award jointly administered by Baen Books and the National Space Society. Her fiction has appeared in the Warrior, Wisewoman anthology series, Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, Jim Baen’s Universe, and other professional venues. Her Asimov’s story, “Movement”, has been recommended for a Nebula Award.

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Night owl, or early bird?
Early bird. I have a hard time sleeping in even when I went to bed late, and my most productive work sessions always happen in the morning.

One food you would never eat?
Caviar. And I did eat it once. I was at a dinner appointment with a friend and social ettiquette required that we consume these orange, salty, squishy things spread over bread. It was hideous.

I’ve been told that all caviar is not created equal and I was probably just fed an inferior brand, but I’ve never been able to bring myself to try again.

What is your favorite Quote?
“You’ve gotta dance like nobody’s watching and love like it’s never going to hurt.”

As near as I can tell, this quote originated with a rhyme by William W. Purkey and then mutated as it permeated its way through society. Regardless of its history, it is a spectacularly liberating concept, and got me through many difficult situations in college.

Give us a glimpse into a typical day in your life starting when you wake up till you lie down again.
You know, I actually mapped this out once. It’s at, puke bowls, snowball fights and all.

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
I’ve got cancer. Well, I had cancer, and nobody’s really sure at this point whether it will come back. (I’m betting not, but perhaps that’s just willful denial.)

Anyway, my friends on the internet know all about the cancer thing, but most people I know in real life don’t have a clue. I don’t exactly match the profile of a cancer patient.

What was your favorite book when you were a child?
C.S. Lewis’ The Last Battle. I adored the entire Narnia series, but The Last Battle was my favorite. I also enjoyed Watership Down, The Birth of the Firebringer, and A Rustle in the Grass.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
Because it’s got heart.

What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?
First, learn everything you can about the rules of writing. Second, break those rules at your discretion, whenever you have a good enough reason.

What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?
David Walton’s novel QUINTESSENCE is due out from Tor soon. Dave and I used to swap critiques back when he was selling stories to Analog and I was still dreaming of my second pro sale. Good times, those were. Anyway, I can’t wait to see what kind of cover Tor puts on it, and how the final shape of the story turned out.

Movement by Nancy Fulda

Hannah has temporal autism, a fictional condition which alters her perception of time and inhibits communication with her family. When her concerned parents investigate a treatment that could change her life forever, Hannah’s world is thrown into turmoil. Unable to speak — at least not in ways most people can understand — Hannah struggles to face the question of who she really is, and who she wishes to become.
Originally published in the March 2011 issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, “Movement” was marked Highly Recommended by Lois Tilton of Locus Reviews. Mundane-SF called it the “best story I have read so far this year”, and SFRevu called it “a truly fine story”. It is quite short, easily readable during a half-hour lunch break, and interweaves Hannah’s achingly tragic narrative with concepts drawn from neurology, entropy, social evolution and chaos theory.
About 17 pages or 4000 words.

Giveaway Details
5 Ebook copies of Movement
Open Internationally
Ends 2/6/12

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