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Interview with Natsuya Uesugi, author of grydscaen

by Novel Noise (writer), Appleton, WI, November 18, 2014

Find out more about Natsuya Uesugi and her process in bringing her book to life through this interview

Title: grydscaen

Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy

Author: Natsuya Uesugi

Publisher: Xlibris

EBook: 288 pages

Release Date: July 21, 2011

Follow the lives of the main characters as they come together in the backstory to grydscaen:retribution, the first volume of the grydscaen saga. Faid is tired of life on the run in the Echelons, trying to keep his psychic power in check, he founds the Packrats establishing a safe haven for psychics. As a hacker he uses his jack to support his neurocyne habit. Lino is recruited by the Psi Faction and is sent on a mission to kidnap Faid. Riuho, Lino’s half brother becomes a prisoner of the Elite military and they experiment on him, train him and subject him to mind control, then send him out on a mission. On his return, Riuho is set on escaping and recruits Faid who hacks into the Psi Faction systems. They escape and return to the Packrats leading up to the start of grydscaen:retribution.


Do you listen to music while writing? If so, what do you listen to?

There is a chapter in grydscaen: beginnings that deals with fighter jets and mobile frames. When I was writing that chapter I listened to Japanese electronica and Jpop music. There was a particular song that sounded like aircraft taking off and I could envision the mobile frames in the chapter dog fighting. I also listened to T.M. Revolution and Naitomea, which are both Japanese bands.

Do you have any suggestions for upcoming writers?

Keep at it and be persistent. I think you have to know your message and shape it into something great.

What is it you like to do when you are not reading/writing?

I like to watch anime, read manga and cosplay and I go to anime conventions. I also like to skydive.

Is there an author/authors that have inspired you?

William Gibson inspired me and Brett Easton Ellis.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a fighter pilot and I think that is why to this day I write about mobile frame pilots in some of the chapters of grydscaen.

How do you/would you react to a bad review of your book?

I think I would take it in stride and try to learn something from the review so that I could improve on later books.

About the Writer

Novel Noise is a writer for BrooWaha. For more information, visit the writer's website.
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