Thursday, September 6, 2018

MEET THE AUTHOR of IMPLANTED, a cli-fi novel that demands to be read in 2018: -- A profile of Lauren Teffeau by Penny Reeve

MEET THE AUTHOR: Lauren Teffeau

AR Author Lauren C Teffeau

Lauren Teffeau is an author to watch with a novel titled Implanted ....a vibrant cli-fi adventure featuring a hopeful and compelling future in the aftermath of climate apocalypse (and a bit of romance, too).

We’re so excited for you to read it in 2018.

Here’s a synopsis:

When college student Emery Driscoll is blackmailed into being a courier for a clandestine organisation, she’s cut off from the neural implant community which binds the domed city of New Worth together. Her new masters exploit her rare condition which allows her to carry encoded data in her blood, and train her to transport secrets throughout the troubled city. New Worth is on the brink of Emergence – freedom from the dome – but not everyone wants to leave. Then a data drop goes bad, and Emery is caught between factions: those who want her blood, and those who just want her dead.

And here’s what Fran Wilde
has to say about Implanted:

Implanted takes readers to the bleeding edge of a hopeful future and dives headlong into the risks required to make that future real. Emery is a character I loved from the start for her skills and flaws both, and Teffeau takes this ultra-high-tech future to new heights and depths with incredible skill. Such a great adventure!”

 Hi Dan,

Thank you so much for getting in touch. I'm so glad you are interested in my book ''Implanted'' which came out from Angry Robot in August.

I would love the opportunity to talk more and potentially do an interview through The Cli-Fi Report.

I've also cc'd Sarena Ulibarri to this email. She's a good writing friend and Editor-in-Chief of World Weaver Press.

Thanks again for reaching out.

Lauren Teffeau
March 2018


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

YOUR POV? reply in comments below. a friend tells me today -- It's always tough to get your finger on the pulse of the book industry until after the fact, but ultimately they want to publish what sells, so if Kim Stanley Robinson writes more cli-fi novels, or if Neal Stephenson wants to do a cli-fi opus, those books will certainly get published.

Having said that, from the trenches as a writer in the field, it certainly seems to me like there is less pure cli-fi getting written and published. I think the lack of new cli-fi has more to do with our current political climate than any aversion to cli-fi. Please note that in order to combat the prevalence of conservative "populist" ideologies—which are at their root racist, sexist, and homophobic—the sci-fi community at large is moving towards inclusivity and representation of marginalized voices in the genre.
We're still seeing some cli-fi settings in scifi and SF/F work, but for the time being at least, the cli-fi elements are more of a backdrop and less the driving-force of the stories. Another factor could be the fact we're already starting to live the reality of climate change. Personally, I had to scrap my near-future cli-fi novel I was working on because the future caught up with us too quickly!