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Author: Aidan Edwards
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: Deborah Lee
Genre: Action/Adventure, Apocalyptic/dystopian, Bisexual, New Adult
Release Date: 08/08/2016
What would you do if you had a kill chip implanted in your brain and you didn’t know when it was going to go off?
The clock is ticking as Jake searches for the infamous programmer who started it all, the one man who knows how to remove the chip. The question is…how much time is left?
With his love by his side and his self-driving car to guide him, Jake traverses the AI-controlled United States to find a man many believe is dead. Along the way, he encounters mutant animals, knife-wielding jungle men, and the bots, with their flamethrowers and their black-and-white ways.
Then, everything changes when he finds something so special, so shapeless, it can’t possibly fit into the boxes at the prison-zoo— into the cages.
Recent Release Spotlight with Aidan Edwards.
We are here today to talk about Cages. What can you tell us about it?
On the surface, Cages is a story about a young man looking for a famous programmer who can remove the kill chip from his brain. In truth, it is a story about a young man looking for boundless love in a world of restrictions.
Please tell us more about our main characters.
Jake, our protagonist, is trying to make sense of big concepts, like love and loss, in a broken society ruled by bots who have been tasked with maintaining world peace through forced homogenization.
What about Cages makes you the proudest?
I am especially proud of the fact that every single reader can see themselves as Jake. Whether you’re gay, straight, bi, male, female, black, white, or of mixed race; you can relate to Jake because everyone has felt trapped by the labels and assumptions of society at one time or another.
In a way, Cages is just one big mirror. As to what that mirror shows; well, that is for you to decide.
What is next for these characters? Is there more to this series? If so who will we hear from next?
Haha, I’m not telling you s***. If you want to stay in the loop, then you’ll have to sign up for my newsletter at: www.AidanEdwardsBooks.com
If you could give one piece of advice to aspiring writers, what would it be?
Don’t write about the things that make you happy. Don’t write about things that make you feel comfortable or safe. Write about the scary things. Write about the things that keep you up at night. Write about the things that give you skull-splitting headaches.
What one story made you lose sleep as a kid?
When I was younger I had a lot of questions. I was a curious kid. I remember hearing the story of our place in the universe. I remember being told about the colonies of bacteria in our bodies and the trillions of stars in our skies. I remember hearing about how we evolved and developed into these magnificent, intelligent things. I remember tossing and turning in my bed, thinking about the grandness of it all. I remember staying up late wondering about the story of humanity and asking myself, “How will it end?” I still lose sleep over those things. It’s fascinating stuff.
What part of a new story comes to you first? Characters? Plot? A scene? A theme? Or does it vary from book to book?
Almost always characters. Characters are the things that we connect to. They’re the things that we can relate to. They are more than characters, they are humans. They are us.
Do you ever abandon a draft partly written and just move on?
Oh yeah. Sometimes I write whole books, do a little editing, then I close them and never open them again. I write for me, but I only publish the ones that are good enough for my audience. My readers deserve the absolute best.
What book do you keep by your bed?
The Wright Brothers by David McCullough. Those guys are my idols, seriously.
If you had to be a cat, dog, or a rat, which would you choose and why?
A dog because dogs are already my best friends.
What are you reading right now and what is next on your to-be-read list?
I’m currently reading the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Issacson. I love biographies. The next book on my list is anything by Erik Larson. I’ve already read a few of his books, and they’ve blown me away every single time.
Rapid Fire Time
- Batman or Superman? Batman.
- Salt or Pepper? Pepper.
- Underwear and socks: folded in the drawer or tossed? Tossed.
- Kanye or Beck? Kanye.
- Spring or Fall? Fall.
- Windows or Mac? Mac.
- Harry Potter or Lord of The Rings? LOTR all the way, baby.
- Favorite beverage? Glengoolie, for the best of times.
- Sausage or Hamburger? Hamburger.
What are you working on? What is next?
I am currently that blurs the line between imagination and mental illness. For more information and some preview chapters, join my mailing list at: www.AidanEdwardsBooks.com
Thank you for having me.
About the Author
Aidan Edwards is a young author and entrepreneur. He has a curious mind and an active imagination.
For sneak peaks and information about his upcoming projects, please join the club at: www.AidanEdwardsBooks.com
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