SA Snow’s Across Worlds: Collision
I am so excited to read Across Worlds: Collision. It’s a book where one of the character doesn’t fit into a binary gender identity. The character is an alien from another planet and they don’t deal with gender identity in the way humans do. Granted for the purpose of classification the alien’s parts can change so it’s both M/F and F/F at the same time. Seriously, how awesome is that? I had the chance to interview SA Snow and we had fun talking about outer space and of course Star Trek. After the interview read all about the book. Be sure to enter for a chance to win a copy of the book at the very bottom.
Amanda C. Stone: Good morning SA! Thank you for agreeing to let me interview you. I’m glad you’re here. I’m going to ask some outer space/sci-fi themed questions to match your book.
SA Snow: Oh goodness, space themed questions? Okay…go…
ACS: Anyone can buy the rights to name a star. What would you name a star bought for you?
SAS: If a star is bought for me, do I even get to name it? Haha, I don’t know, honestly. Give me a second. I would probably name it Usnavi, really, I love that name so much!
ACS: I love that name! So unique. What space TV or movie is your favorite?
SAS: My favorite? Star Trek: Voyager, hands down.
ACS: I’m a huge Voyager fan too! Janeway is hands down the best captain. But that’s just my opinion. Pretend you are an alien! What distinct feature(s) do you have that is different than humans?
SAS: Lots of piercings. My race understands body mutilation as beautiful, so the more piercings and the more in exotic ways and places the prettier I am. I also have very large eyes, and they change color, not depending on mood, but depending on weather. They change with the seasons of my home planet as well, even if I’m a hundred thousand light years away. It’s quite an interesting connection I have to my world, something in my biological make up.
ACS: See, that sounds like an amazing alien. Maybe a book about those aliens in the future? If time to get there wasn’t a factor, where in space would you want to travel to?
SAS: To the ends of it and all the in between of it. I’d just want to explore and explore some more.
ACS: Yes! There are so many amazing things out there I just want to see them all. Last question! You have the opportunity to appear on a new series of Star Trek, but you have to wear the dreaded “red shirt”. Would you do it?
SAS: I put on the damn red shirt! I actually own a Star Trek hoodie, and it’s red. =P In all seriousness, people try to tell me I’m going to die because of it, but then I simply remind them in the later seasons, red is command.
ACS: Red is definitely command! I’d put on that red shirt. Just like you! I had so much fun with you here today! Thanks for joining me.
Jane expected six months undercover to be hard; she expected it to be lonely and bleak. She didn’t expect to find love.
Jane Butler, a CIA operative, is assigned the task of infiltrating the Xanthians and determining if they’re a threat to humanity. Going undercover as a Xanthian mate, she boards the transport ship and meets Usnavi—her new mate. After spending six days traveling through space, Jane is ecstatic to explore the Xanthian station and soon sets out to complete her mission. The only problem? Usnavi—and the feelings she is quickly developing.
Fumbling their way through varying sexual expectations, cooking catastrophes, and cultural differences, they soon discover life together is never boring. As Jane and Usnavi careen into a relationship neither of them expected, Jane uncovers dark secrets about the Xanthians and realizes she may no longer be safe. When it becomes clear she’s on her own, Jane is forced to trust and rely on Usnavi. Simultaneously struggling with her mission, her feelings for Usnavi, and homesickness, Jane faces questions she never imagined she would have to answer.
“I am not a man.”
Jane took a long sip from the drink, using it to bide her time before she asked the question on the tip of her tongue.
“What are you, then?”
“I am Xanthian.”
Usnavi stood up straight, zher back tense as zhe moved over to stand in front of Jane.
“Is it really that hard to understand that I am neither man nor woman, male nor female, that I am simply Xanthian and Usnavi?”
Grinding her back teeth together, Jane nodded minutely.
“Sometimes it is. Sometimes it’s not,” she responded.
After chasing around puppies and corralling kittens, S.A. Snow flips open her BSG replicated console and enters her mysterious world of imagination. Seeking to escape the rigors of her day jobs, she enters flight mode and powers her engines full-speed ahead.
A prolific writer of non-traditional erotica, S.A. Snow grew up on a small alpaca farm high in the Andes Mountains. A lover of yoga and meditation, she spends her free time constructing alien space stations, organizing werewolf governments, and cataloging all episodes of Star Trek in order of technical soundness. A firm believer that one need not choose between Gene Roddenberry and George Lucas, she also has closely examines all Star Wars movies in order to determine which episode is more factually based.
S.A. Snow writes truth and only truth, factoring in all evidences she can find. She writes only about parallel universes she has personally visited, and believes if something about her books isn’t shocking, she’s not effectively telling the story.
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