Today, I have C.A. Gray with me to talk about her book, Jaguar. First, let me tell you about her book.
Jaguar Series: Uncanny Valley #3
by C.A. Gray
Published by Wanderlust Publishing
Publication Date December 10, 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Dystopian
Written for: High-School/Young Adult
Sometimes the person you lie to the most is yourself.
The Silver Six have blown the Renegades’ underground compound to bits, killing several of Rebecca’s best friends in the process—and to her horror, the boy Rebecca had convinced herself she loved for all these years was the one to betray them all. At the same time, General Specs, the company Liam was once slated to inherit, has developed a superintelligent robot called Jaguar which is quickly becoming godlike in her omniscience. As the remaining Renegades flee to their last bastion of safety in the Caribbean, Liam makes his way back to London, in a last ditch effort to convince his father to destroy Jaguar before it’s too late.
Rebecca, meanwhile, finally understands her own heart: she never loved Andy. He was merely a ‘safe’ choice who would never require anything of her. Liam, on the other hand, exasperating as he was, had seen past her defenses. All of his teasing and provoking had been his attempt to get her to be real with him—but the more he made her feel, the further she had retreated. She had even substituted her companion bot Madeline for real, deep human friendships, and for the same reason: she’d been avoiding love to protect herself from another loss like the one she had experienced when her father was killed for the Renegades’ cause. Ironically, she only realizes this once Liam is on his way to a similar fate. But she’ll be damned if she lets him go without a fight.
This high stakes conclusion to the Uncanny Valley Trilogy envisions a world not too far off from our own, in which superintelligence is a reality, humanoid bots have supplanted human power and influence, and there are eyes watching and reporting our every move. If humanity is to survive, the Renegades will have to galvanize support across the globe, under the radar—and it will require every last bit of ingenuity they possess. But is attempting to outwit a superintelligent being really the answer? Or will it require something much more fundamentally human?
Previews for the Entire Series
C.A., thank you for joining us today.
Tell us about your writing – What genre do you prefer to write? What books, stories, other publications that you’ve written are your personal favorites? Anything new coming up?
I write YA fantasy and science fiction, and apparently I write in trilogies (I’ve written three of them now). And weirdly, I always end up liking the third book the best, in all three series! I’ve got ideas for what’s next… I plan to REALLY try to write a stand-alone, even though this latest series was originally supposed to be a stand-alone as well.
What about you as a person? What do you do to relax? Favorite movies or tv shows? Hobbies?
I love spending time with friends and family, working out (yoga and running), watching movies (my husband and I have an occasionally contentious movie blog: westsidehecklers.wordpress.com), reading fiction or non-fiction, having coffee or a glass of wine after a long day… and I don’t get to do this nearly as often as I’d like, but I love to travel! We go on 1-3 big trips per year, which is pretty awesome.
“All writers must have cats, especially if they write fantasy or speculative fiction.” Do you have a stand on this one? Any cute pictures of your kitty or other pet?
LOL, I don’t have any pets I’m afraid. I like animals, especially cats, but I’m allergic!
What color would you wear if you had only one choice?
Varying shades of blue I guess.
Describe your dream writing spot.
By the beach, with a window upstairs overlooking the water.
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