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Friday, June 21, 2013

SFR Brigade Midsummer Blog Hop--Isabo's Post!



Welcome to my post for the Out of this World SFR Brigade Midsummer Blog hop! I'll be giving away a $20 gift certificate to Barnes&Noble or Amazon, winner's choice, to one random commenter so be sure to comment below. Please include your email address, using the name at domain dot com format if you prefer, to be entered to win here. Then at the end, enter the Rafflecopter to say you've commented to be entered for the Grand Prizes which are just spectacular. More on that following the post.

Since we're taking a trip "out of this world" for this hop, I want to talk about faster-than-light travel and why I love it even if it isn't practical given current laws of physics. I love the idea of exploring the galaxy, even moving beyond our galaxy to explore the rest of the universe. Can you just imagine all the cool stuff out there to see? New suns and planets, black holes, dust clouds... So many exciting things to explore.

To do this requires traveling across huge expanses of space, so we'd need some way of getting around pretty damned fast. At the moment, the only way we can do this is through fiction. So I'm all for FTL drives and warp speed and jumping through hyperspace and whatever else an author uses to get her characters out exploring the greater universe. There are just too many adventures to have to be stuck behind the speed of light!

In my Naravan Chronicles, my characters "jump" through hyperspace, using a type of space warping technology. And the ability to do that has taken humans into some really cool places. They've met alien species, colonized new planets, gotten into trouble, and in general gone back to their explorer instincts. All because they have the technology to fly among the stars. Just the thought of it thrills me.

So here's to hoping, in time, we find a way to break the speed of light barrier and take ourselves out of this world. If I'm still around, I'll be in line with all the other explorers.

Now as a reminder here are the Grand Prizes for the hop:

1st Prize
$150 Gift Certificate to Amazon or Barnes&Noble (winner's choice) plus a huge ebook bundle (Ghost in the Machine, Bayne, Recast Book 1: Wither, Recast Book 2: Clash, Alien Adoration, Switched, Reckless Rescue, Wreck of the Nebula Dream, Keir, Terms & Conditions Apply, The Key, Marya, The Iron Admiral, Sasha's Calling, Trouble at the Hotel Baba Ghanoush, Winter in Paradise, Once Upon a Time in Space, the Telomere trilogy, Winter Fusion, Blue Nebula, Demential, Wytchfire, Maven, Fires of Justice, Interface, Girl under Glass, Breakout, Ghost Planet, The Iron Admiral: Conspiracy and Deception, Games of Command, The Plan, Starburst, and Stark Pleasure)

2nd Prize
$50 Gift Certificate to Amazon or Barnes&Noble (winner's choice)

3rd Prize
Four (4)--$25 Gift Certificates to Amazon or Barnes&Noble (given to separate winners and their choice)

Don't forget to sign in with Rafflecopter so you can be entered to win one of these great prizes! And comment below for my individual prize. Good luck!


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42 comments:

Tasha Turner said...

I also love that about fiction. We can travel the stars and go anywhere. tasha@tasha-turner.com

Veronika said...

Loved your post! I enjoy reading sci-fi romances! Thank you for the giveaway!
verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

lindseye said...

Not certain I want to travel through space but it is fun to read about.

linze_e at hotmail.com

lisekimhorton said...

And what better to add to the wonder of a great romance than the exploration of outer space to go along with the exploration of inner emotional space? And with cool worldbuilding you can always tweak the laws of physical nature too...giving everyone an interstellar good time - if you know what I mean!

Robin C. Greene said...

Hey Isabo! How are you doing?

I've been doing lots of reading over the last few months as I'm only now getting around after surgery - again.

Please enter me into your contest.

Thanks.

Robin Greene
robincgreene at yahoo.com

MistyRios said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity!
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Isabo Kelly said...

Hey Robin! Thanks for stopping in. Glad to hear you're getting around again! Feel better!

Isabo Kelly said...

Thanks! Enjoy the hop.

Isabo Kelly said...

Absolutely! Enjoy the rest of the hop.

Isabo Kelly said...

Yeah, it's not everyone's cup of tea but always fun to read about :) Enjoy the hop!

Isabo Kelly said...

Hey Lise! Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the hop!

Isabo Kelly said...

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the hop.

Tawania said...

I love your books, and Sci-Fi romance is my favorite genre to read.
Thanks for the great giveaway!
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JC Jones said...

Interesting post. I would love to have faster than light travel too. jonesjnd(at)yahoo(dot)com

magic5905 said...

I like reading sci fi but wouldn't want to travel to space, to confining.
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Chantelle said...

I'm loving this scifi hop. Thanks for the giveaway! chantelle(dot)ip(at)me(dot)com

doxymom said...

And I'll be in line for that outer space trip right behind you. LOL. It'd be so much fun to go, if travel was fast.

Thanks for participating!
AnnaM.
doxisrcool at aol.com

Rachelle said...

Thank you for the giveaway! I really enjoy science fiction and fantasy with an element of romance, just like in real life.
muse03 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Eva Millien said...

I love science fiction because you can go anywhere, anytime without limitations. evamillien at gmail dot com. Thanks for the giveaway.

Pippa Jay said...

Apparently NASA are working on FTL using Alcubierre's drive. Whether I'll ever get to see that in my lifetime I don't know - but I have hopes humanity will make it out there!

Elf2060 said...

The faster I can travel, the more time I can remain stationary somewhere and read (says the person who often can't read due to motion sickness). Thanks for the giveaway!

elewkf1 at yahoo dot com

Sandra Stixrude said...

Oh, heck yes! That's the best thing about SF - heck with the sky, there are no limits!

(scstixrude@gmail.com)

Ashfa said...

Great post, thank you for the giveaway!
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Carol said...

One of disappointing things about real life is that the faster than light travel or space warps of SF are not available.
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Book Attict said...

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com

E.A. Hoornaert said...

I agree with your comments about FTL star travel. To heck with Einstein!

Veronica Scott said...

Down with the barriers say I! Obviously we have to have FTL so someone just better get out there and invent it LOL.

Ryan Snyder said...

hmn. I have never even been on an airplane. or a Ship. So outer space would be a huge step for me. Not wuite sure I am ready for it yet. However, i LOVE to read about it. hehe.

Tiffany said...

I love reading about space, but go there...no thanks :D I won't even get on a plane. LOL

Thanks for the giveaway!!!

tiffany.webb29@yahoo.com

Imogene Nix said...

All I can add is "More money for the space programs!" oh and while we wait more SFR please!

imogene @ imogenenix.com

Liza O'Connor said...

I'm believe travel faster than light is possible. We simple don't understand the full complexity of quantum physics yet. We simply need to get smarter.

hmmm...we're doomed.

Liza O'Connor said...

opps as one of the peeps that needs more sleep to be less stupid,

I forgot Liza2write@yahoo.com

Jean MP said...

It is always fun reading about space and travel, imagining the possibilities.
skpetal at hotmail dot com

Isabo Kelly said...

Thanks everyone who has stopped by so far! Hope you're enjoying the hop. Love that we have a split between "would take the trip into space" and "prefers to read about it". More space travel in whatever form!

Daniel M said...

great hop my fav genre, wish we were further along exploring out there - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

bn100 said...

Nice post. Thanks for participating

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

Anna Hackett said...

I was hoping someone would blog about FTL travel. I am sure one day, some how, it will be possible. In the mean time, us sci-fi authors will keep exploring the galaxy.

Rachel A said...

That is what makes fiction so awesome! At the same time, I wonder at the possibilities in real life too!

Rachel A said...

Forgot email (oops)
ra7_78 at yahoo dot com

KalicoKat said...

I love your Naravan Chronicles. Thanks for continuing the story. Want to know how long I've been a fan? I have a pdf copy of "The Promise of Kierna'Rhoan" as published by Dreams Unlimited in 1999!!! I later repurchased the Samhain 2008 edition for reading on my ereader. :-)
kathleenmcg6 at gmail dot com

Isabo Kelly said...

Oh wow! I can't believe you have the original The Promise of Kierna'Rhoan. That makes my day :-) Thanks so much for letting me know. And for stopping by on the hop!

Shadow said...

Hi! Awesome post! Your book sounds great!! Loving this hop! So many awesome authors! :) Thank you! Have a great day!
shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com