I am super excited to welcome Aubrie Dionne, author of Paradise 21 to The Well-Read Wife. Today Aubrie is going to discuss how the space pirates got their names in her new sci-fi novel Paradise 21. Also, click here to check out a cool giveaway I am hosting for one of Aubrie’s past titles.
Pirate names: learn the crew of the Morphic Marauder
One of the best parts of Paradise 21, and the most fun for me to write about, is the space pirates.
Space pirates are humans that got left behind on a dying Earth and manipulated an escape stealing the last colony ship to survive. Their descendants live on the only working space station Alpha Omega, and each pirate’s name defines who they are as a person.
Striker: The exiled ex-captain of the ship. He has excellent battle skills and can strike any object from long distances, not only with a laser, but also (as we learn on Sahara 354) a metal rod.
Tiff: The goth girl that will fight to the death if she doesn’t get her way. In other books, Tiff may be short for Tiffany, but in Paradise 21, she’s an argument waiting to happen.
Reckon: The ship’s decoder. He has the uncanny ability to give everyone what’s coming to them. Aka: their own personal reckoning.
Loot: A boy found in the ventilator shafts. He’s pillaged his whole life to survive, and won’t bat an eyes if he has to steal to make his way.
Find out what happens to each one in Paradise 21.
My question to you is: if you were a pirate, what would your name be?
Thanks Aubrie! I love hearing how authors come up with character names. It is so interesting, and it makes reading the book even more fun!
Many thanks to Kismet Book Tours for allowing me to host Aubrie. Leave a comment on this post and any of the stops on the Paradise 21 tour to be entered to win a beautiful necklace (at left). See below for more stops on the Paradise 21 tour.
Paradise 21 Tour Stops
Monday, August 8th – Cinnamon, A Journey of Books / Guest Post, Where Aubrie got the idea for Paradise 21
Tuesday, August 9th -Tishia, Paranormal Opinion / Guest Post, Paradise 21: Space Pirates with a Chip on Their Shoulder
Wednesday, August 10th – Jules, The Great, The Good and The Bad / Guest Post, Sci fi terminology in Paradise 21
Thursday, August 11th- Bree, The Magic Attic / Character Interview, Striker
Friday, August 12th - We Fancy Books / Guest Post, The baddies in Paradise 21
Monday, August 15th – Kristin, My Bookish Ways / Author Interview
Tuesday, August 16th – Cindy, Oodles of Books / Guest Post, Luggage in Space
Wednesday, August 17th- Rie, Mission To Read / Guest Post, Creating your own world: Positives and Negatives
Thursday, August 18th – Grace, Books Like Breathing / Character Interview, Aries
Friday, August 19th – Ambur, Burning.x.Impossibly.x.Bright / Guest Post, Character Building: Challenges and Rewards
Tuesday, August 23th – Christie, The Fiction Enthusiast / Guest Post, Paradise 21: the twenty first planet capable of sustaining life
Wednesday, August 24th – Pushy, Bewitched Bookworms / Author Interview
Thursday, August 25th – Farrah, The Book Faery Reviews / Guest Post, What Makes Space Opera So Awesome?
Friday, August 26th- Mandy, The Well-Read Wife / Guest Post, Pirate names: learn the crew of the Morphic Marauder
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