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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Guest Post: 5 Person Apolalypse Survial Team by Shawn Kupfer + giveaway

Today we have Sci-fi author Shawn Kupfer returning to I Smell Sheep. We interviewed him in 2011 about his first book 47 Echo as well as reviewed it! He just released book #3 in his series, Fear and Anger and stopped by to talk about his ultimate apocalyptic survival team.

The End of the World as We Know It 
by Shawn Kupfer

I probably spend waaaaay too much time thinking about who I would put on my five-person apocalypse survival team. This is, of course, the team I want to roll with when the world goes all pear-shaped, be it a zombie apocalypse, a Mad-Max-style dystopia, or just the induction of One Direction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. At some point, I assume, the world as we know it will end... and who do I want in my corner when that happens?

Of course, since this is purely a mental exercise, I usually allow myself to pick fictional characters as well as real people. So, obviously, I would want to start with Nick Morrow, the protagonist of my 47 Echo series of novels (hey, as a completely unrelated aside, did you know Book 3, Fear and Anger, released this week?). Nick's smart, tough, and most of all, resourceful. There are many other people in the world who can probably do what Nick does, but I have the inside edge -- I created him, so I'm the one who gets to say what he's capable of. That'll be a huge plus at the end of the world.

Second, I'd try to get Ronda Rousey to join our team... because, come on, have you seen her throw down? She's probably worth three whole people just by herself. I'd hate to be the zombie or the freakish biker type who gets in her way. Better to have her on my team than out there working against me.

My wife is the brains of the operation (both at home and on the fictional apocalypse team), so right to the front seat of the AMRAP she goes.

And, as I'm allowing myself fictional characters, Spiderman. Because you never know when or even if you'll need Spiderman, but it's better to have him and not need him than need him and not have him.

What about you, folks? What's your five-person apocalypse team (including you)? 
The best overall team (judged, of course, by the infinite wisdom of Katie Dalton) gets a free copy of my newest book, Fear and Anger, for the ereader of your choice!

China, 2021

The global war between east and west intensifies. Nick Morrow, commander of the convict unit 47 Echo, has been abandoned by his government and left for dead deep inside enemy territory. Using only his wits and instinct, he must somehow escape a hostile country where his face is plastered over every screen and his wanted poster is projected on the side of every building.

Christoper Lee, Nick’s second in command, is tasked with taking over the unit and tracking a group of traitors who have stolen an advanced prototype weapon and fled into North Korea. Unsteady and terrified by his first command, Christopher is sure his mission is going to fail — and that failure, he fears, will turn the tide of the war and crush the already overextended Allied forces.

About the Author:
Shawn Kupfer was born on Ellsworth Air Force Base in the Rapid City, South Dakota area in July 1978. Most of his childhood was spent bouncing from one military town to another, travelling across the United States and the world on the dime of the U.S. Air Force. In his younger days, he had stints working as a semi-professional kickboxer, a defense contractor, a magazine editor, and a general "pick this up and put it over there" laborer.

In February 2009, Shawn anonymously started the Twitter Novel Project, where he posted novel-length works in 140-character chunks. In July of that year, he abandoned the anonymity factor. The second Twitter Novel Project book, 47 Echo, was picked up for publication by Carina Press soon after. He continues to update the Twitter Novel Project several nights a week, as well as working on other novel projects (both in and out of the 47 Echo universe). He currently lives in the Dallas Fort-Worth Metroplex with his wife, Lisa, and their two dogs, Sadie and Edie. In his spare time, he enjoys travelling to Las Vegas and New Orleans.

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1 comment:

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