Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Bio - Kerry Tolan

My name is Kerry Tolan, and I write science fiction. Why SF? Well, with the exception of Fantasy writing, I can't think of any other format where I can really give my imagination a thorough workout. SF offers a bit more structure for me - things must be grounded in something real. That said, I deal with soft science fiction - it doesn't rely so much on proven or established theories. Gives me a bit more license. What is really important to me is the story telling. I like stories that immerse you in other cultures and beliefs. World building is a big thing with me. It is more than the stage, it is a source of discovery. So is presenting characters you can relate to. Regardless of the roles they play, they should be people first. Heroes don't have to be right. Antagonists don't have to be evil. Motivations are not always pure.
Now available - "Blade Dancer" (2009 EPPIE Finalist) and "Waiting Weapon"