Today we have an intriguing guest joining us today in the desert. Bill Taggart, a character from Eliza Green’s futuristic science fiction debut titled Becoming Human, has graciously (or maybe not so graciously) stopped by to give us a glimpse into the world of the brand-new Exilon 5 Trilogy.
I am a little over half-way done through the book and can tell you, without spoiling anything, that it is an intriguing read. I’m anxious to see what happens to Bill and many of the other characters that are shown throughout the book.
To give you a picture of what awaits readers who pick up Becoming Human, here are the deets:
Two worlds. Two species. One terrifying secret.
In 2163, a polluted and overcrowded Earth forces humans to search for a new home. But the exoplanet they target, Exilon 5, is occupied. Having already begun a massive relocation programme, Bill Taggart is sent to monitor the Indigenes, the race that lives there. He is a man on the edge. He believes the Indigenes killed his wife, but he doesn’t know why. His surveillance focuses on the Indigene Stephen, who has risked his life to surface during the daytime.
Stephen has every reason to despise the humans and their attempts to colonise his planet. To protect his species from further harm, he must go against his very nature and become human. But one woman holds a secret that threatens Bill’s and Stephen’s plans, an untruth that could rip apart the lives of those on both worlds.
Without further ado, let’s find out more about Bill andBecoming Human.
Ruminating in the Desert: Who are you and what do you do?
Bill Taggart: I work as an Investigator for the World Government. The World Government looks after all of Earth’s business. The controlling twelve aren’t the friendliest of people but they’re pussycats compared to its CEO, Charles Deighton. Creepy fucker.
RITD: Alright, then. What’s your story about, Bill? What makes it so interesting that someone should read it?
BT: The Indigenes, the race that lives on Exilon 5, killed my wife. I need to know why, plain and simple. If you find murder, deception and desperation interesting, then you need your head checked. Don’t bother me with this stuff. I have more important things to do.
RITD: Okay … Tell me, how do your friends see you?
BT: I don’t have time for friends, I move around too much. It doesn’t help that I’m also a workaholic.
RITD: How do your enemies see you?
BT: Probably as my colleagues do. A loner, a risk taker, sometimes an asshole.
RITD: Do you have a goal in life? If so, what is it?
BT: I have only one thing on my mind and that’s to find Isla’s killer. I plan to start with the Indigenes. I’ve tricked the World Government into thinking I’m over her death but I’m not. When I find out what happened to her, I’ll rest. No, scratch that last statement. I’ll probably be reassigned to help with the population transfer programme to Exilon 5.
RITD: What do you envision for your future?
BT: The future is bleak on Earth. The human population has no choice but to move to Exilon 5. My original plan was to live there with Isla. Now I don’t know if I can. Knowing that the Indigene race calls that planet their home is tearing me up inside. I can’t live there, not yet, but what kind of future do I have if I stay on Earth?
Good luck to Bill on his quest to find Isla’s killer. Living with an uncertainty such as that can’t be easy. To find out what happens to Bill and the Indigenes, pick up your copy of Becoming Human today, exclusively on Amazon … or enter the giveaway below!
She has worked in many industries from fashion to sport to finance, but caught the writing bug several years ago and has now released her first novel, BECOMING HUMAN, part one of the Exilon 5 trilogy.
Since Eliza was young, she has always been a fan of science fiction television shows and films and is bringing that love to her new trilogy. She hopes to capture the imagination of readers who shy away from the genre with her new novel, set on Earth and Exilon 5.
She is currently working on ALTERED REALITY, book 2 in the Exilon 5 trilogy.
BECOMING HUMAN is available in print and Kindle ebook format (exclusively until mid-March). Afterwards, it will be available in several other formats through Smashwords.