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Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

it’s not love but hate that unites the world - Hatred Day (Hatred Day #1) by T.S. Pettibone

In the year 2052, it’s not love but hate that unites the world. Humanity is unified against the Inborns, an extraterrestrial species with godlike intelligence and abilities whose arrival on earth caused an environmental and biological crisis.

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Published: January 29th, 2016

In the year 2052, it’s not love but hate that unites the world. Humanity is unified against the Inborns, an extraterrestrial species with godlike intelligence and abilities whose arrival on earth caused an environmental and biological crisis.

Enslaved and despised even by her own Inbornkind, 18-year-old Snofrid reawakens to the world after having her memories stolen and is certain of only one thing: she will do anything to ensure her freedom. But her resolution is soon tested when the son of a high-ranking human official is murdered and her home city becomes the center of the interspecies war, one that might see the Inborns purged. Desperate to find a way out of the city for herself and her family, Snofrid risks making a deal with the manipulative Inborn Commander, Hadrian, and his brutal cadre of soldiers. Her task is simple: take part in a historic hunt that will bring wealth and fame to all who survive. Unfortunately, Snofrid’s role is one in which survival is rarely seen—the bait.

MB's INTERVIEW

How did work the “magic” relation between twins without “identical personalities” when writing Hatred Day? 
Our love of storytelling unifies us in spite of our various differences. It was this love that kept us grounded during the many dark moments a writer experiences. There are times when we disagree, of course, but fortunately one of us always admits when she is wrong. In short, our minds complement one another. Brittany sees the larger picture and Nicole sees the details. 

How different is Snofrid from other characters? 
We cannot claim that Snofrid is a universally unique heroine, but she is unique when the genres of Hatred Day are taken into consideration. Not always, but often times science-fiction and fantasy heroes/heroines rely on their physical strength to defeat opponents. Snofrid, however, must fight the majority of her battles using wit. She is also different because she is part-Japanese and part-Inborn. 

Can you develop the meaning of “It’s Not Love but Hate That Unites The World” in Hatred Day, please? 
The tagline “It’s Not Love but Hate that Unites the World” describes how all of humanity is unified in their hatred for the Inborns (aliens) who have come to earth. 

What does it take to create a believable world run by aliens? 
Actually, the world is not run by the Inborns (aliens) in Hatred Day. The Inborns are a minority on earth, yet because of their superior knowledge and astounding magical/supernatural abilities, they represent a significant threat to humanity. In our case, we approached the world-building as authentically as possible, while still affording ourselves the freedom of the science-fiction and fantasy genres. We asked ourselves questions, like: If aliens came to earth, how would world governments genuinely react? How would societies evolve and change? 

What were the hardest challenges you defeated in the plot of the Hatred Day? 
An intricate story structure. When one story element changed, it often created a domino effect that resulted in gaping plot holes. It was a challenge to keep the story together in a way that felt seamless, especially because the plot unfolds like a mystery novel.

About the author:
T.S. Pettibone are the authors of The Hatred Day Series. Expected publication for book two, Verdict Day, is 2017.

T.S. Pettibone is the pen name of identical twins, Brittany and Nicole Pettibone. They were born in California, grew up in Kansas, and these days, live and write in California. On the rare occasion that they break from writing, they enjoy taking their dog on night walks, reading books by long deceased authors, drinking too much coffee and tea, traveling the world, making friends out of strangers and trying new things.

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