Pandora's Hope is set for release Thursday, July 29, and to celebrate I've invited the crew to help me give away a $20.00 gift certificate.
Please allow me to introduce you all to Pandora’s Hope veterans Captain Nora Bradley, First Officer Robert Smith, Tactical Officer Suxie Kasri, Navigator Geoffrey Stanton, and all three Locaru—Jim, Buzz, and Bee—as well as two new crewmembers, Quality Control Officer Patrice Jocar and Phoebe the android.
Captain Bradley: It is a pleasure!
New Sensuality: My first question is for anyone who wants to take it. Tell your audience what you think about the public reading about your (sometimes very kinky) sexcapades. Are you ever afraid that people might misidentify you as porn?
Officer Kasri: I’ll take this one. I think it’s important, firstly, to establish that we’re all about the sci-fi. We’re space explorers, and as such—
Navigator Stanton: [interrupting] We do all like to explore more than just space, though!
Captain Bradley: Can we edit this?
First Officer Smith: Leave it in—it’s very candid.
Officer Kasri: The point is that we might be open about our sexual misadventures, but we also happen to be one of the most highly talked about ships in the region: we won the Battle at Omega; we have officers who have invented amazing new uses to our best pieces of technology, we’ve mapped previously uncharted regions of space, and we’ve identified numerous new alien life forms.
New Sensuality: Officer Kasri, what has been your favorite adventure so far on Pandora’s Hope?
Officer Kasri: I would have to say that I most enjoyed encountering the Star Eaters. They were by far the most fascinating—
Captain Bradley: [interrupting] They don’t know about the Star Eaters yet.
Locaru Jim: We be allowed to talk about the new adventures yet?”
Phoebe: Does that mean I don’t get a turn to talk?
New Sensuality: Well, I don’t want any spoilers, but if you want to share a few minor details, we’d love to know.
Phoebe: I join the crew!
First Officer Smith: [under his breath] You do a hell of a lot more than that.
Officer Kasri: [under her breath] To put it mildly.
New Sensuality: I sense some slight hostility, here.
Captain Bradley: They need to get over it.
First Officer Smith: You try being put in a giant habitat by a bunch of solder-brained tin cans, and then you can tell me to get over it.
Phoebe: And a very high-grade solder, at that!
New Sensuality: Let’s shift gears and tell readers a little about our fiancées’ wedding plans. I hear you’ve been talking about exchanging your vows in beautiful Haslim space.
Captain Bradley: You heard right—although Robert gets cold feet and completely freaks me out.
First Officer Smith: At least you don’t get drunk over it, this time.
Captain Bradley: [shrugs] Live and learn.
Locaru Jim: I build the best Locaru adaption yet! People gonna love what I make for Leah!
New Sensuality: Do you feel that the crew works any more cohesively on its second mission?
Captain Bradley: Definitely. I think it takes being with a crew for at least a few good, straight months before you really know how to work with them. We all have our different ways of dealing with a given issue, and that’s something that even as captain I have to respect.
First Officer Smith: I agree.
Navigator Stanton: You also have to factor in the little bit about us being in deep, uncharted space, and how that in itself can take some getting used to.
New Sensuality: Very true, I’m sure.
Officer Jocar: [speaks with dual vocal cords] If I may, I would just like to say how glad I am to be a part of this crew. Space-Corp has these people all wrong. I thought I was jumping into the fire when I accepted the position of Pandora’s Hopes’ new “Quality Control Officer.” Really, Corporate is looking for one good reason to demote Captain Bradley, as the reports from her last mission were quite startling. How differently things can look on file....
New Sensuality: I would like to move on to some questions from our readers, and the contest I’m holding for those who would like to know more about the crew of Pandora’s Hope.
Stop by anytime this week to ask the crew your questions or leave comments. Make sure to leave some way for me to contact you, should you win. One random entrant will win their choice of either a $20.00 Amazon or Ravenous Romance gift certificate. Good luck—and thanks for stopping by!