Monday, May 28, 2012

CBR Sunday Conversation - Greg Rucka

"Your newest novel, "Alpha," was just released. Having read an advance copy of the book, it feels like the first of a planned series. There is a three-book arc that this is the first part of. I'm undecided as to how final the ending of the third one will be. There may be more with these characters or characters related to them beyond that, but right now, "Alpha," "Bravo" and -- right now we're calling the third one "Charlie", though that may change -- are a three book cycle, and ideally fairly self-contained as a result. Hopefully they'll be easily accessible as well. There's not a whole lot of continuity. I think the first book of a series you can come in and everything should be there. Jad as a character is pretty fully formed when you meet him, and clearly he has a body of experience and skill to justify the story in "Alpha." But he's got a journey to make. I'm working on the second one right now and the third one will test him even more than the second one does." 4 out of 5