In Episode Two of the Books and More with Lenore podcast, Steven Erikson, author of the Malazan Book of the Fallen series, gives us a sneak peak inside the brilliant concept of his new (yet to be published) book, Rejoice--an alien first contact novel of a different kind.
You know, us people, we kinda suck. We exploit the Earth's resources and our fellow humans to get ahead, we resort to violence to gain power and control, we use unhealthy coping skills to deal with emotional stresses and trials, AND there's no sign that we are committed to changing our behaviour anytime soon. Enter aliens. What if extraterrestrials stepped in to put a stop to our destruction?
How would we handle an extraterrestrial intervention? What do you think?
Listen to hear our conversation...