This past week we gave the spotlight to In the Orbit of Sirens, the Sci-Fi Adventure novel of T. A. Bruno. Our Roadies brought a wide selection of content to this show with reviews, interviews and other posts. Now it’s time to bring the show to an end and it’s my pleasure to present you with the encore, including some extra content. Come and learn a bit more about the world of In the Orbit of Sirens through the mood board of T. A.!
In the Orbit of Sirens is now available in audiobook!
T. A. BRUNO grew up in Chicago and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the film industry. Since then, he has brought stories to life for over a decade as a previsualization artist. At home, he is a proud father of two boys and a husband to a wonderful wife. IN THE ORBIT OF SIRENS is his debut science fiction novel.
THE LAST FRAGMENTS OF THE HUMAN RACE ARE FORCED TO ADAPT TO A DANGEROUS NEW WORLD OR FACE EXTINCTION. When starship mechanic, Denton Castus, is caught in the destructive path of a devastating war, he abandons his home and seeks refuge on a distant planet. However, this new safe haven has undiscovered threats of its own. Eliana Veston, a scout preparing the planet for the refugees, struggles with a deadly pandemic that is killing off colonists. The hunt for a cure unleashes a new threat to humanity—the Sirens—mysterious beings with incredible powers and a deep hatred for invaders.
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MARCH 21ST–THE WELCOMING
Cosmic Lattes and Books – review
“The writing was great. It wasn’t flowery, which is the type of writing i typically love, but it was also not clinical. The action scenes and they way they were written made me feel like I was watching a movie The descriptions of the world, as stated above were also great”
@genericbooks – IG spotlight
Fantasy Book Critic – interview
Beneath A Thousand Skies – review
“Overall, this is a fast-paced book that sweeps you along, there is a lot of action, although it’s always story-orientated and moving the characters and the narrative forward. There are times when I feel that it could have done with having a few more slower moments, but those that we do are well done and are both moments of character development and a chance for the reader to catch their breath.”
“Also, although a majority of the story is planetside, it is filled with some awesome science fiction themes, ideas, and tech that is intermixed with what might happen when humanity decides to make a cozy home on a planet already inhabited by spiritually, and technologically advanced and sophisticated. Well done T.A.!”
Through Novel Time and Distance – interview
FanFiAddict – review
“I have to say that overall I thoroughly enjoyed my time with In the Orbit of Sirens. While it never quite reached its full potential, it explores a lot of interesting ideas and the imaginative worldbuilding had me thirsting to know more about the wild unknown planet of Kamaria. For a book with such a respectable page count (just over 500 pages), it was a surprisingly fast read! With an edge of your seat urgency, Bruno manages to maintain a breakneck speed through to a satisfying ending that is full of foreboding for the forthcoming sequel. The sequel which I am eagerly awaiting.”
@theenchantedshelf – IG spotlight
Sue’s Musings – review
“The fast-paced, edge-of-the-seat fight sequences are also well thought through and no details are overlooked, making it highly enjoyable and a book that is difficult to put down.”
“This is one of those reviews where I could talk about a book forever and point out so many cool things, but I think it’s best to just read the book yourself. Go hike through those forests, meet those natives, and fly into battle with the characters. Go be a part of their banter, sit in on the memorial services. This is an immersive, page flying sci-fi adventure that you won’t regret picking up! I mean honestly it’s one of my favorite modern scifi reads!”
Book and Nature Professor – review
“I can’t say enough great things about In the Orbit of Sirens. I love science fiction and this was perfect. The blend of science with a great story-that’s science fiction at it’s finest. Mr. Bruno’s characters, the Sirens and the world of Kamaria are a must read if you love science fiction. His creation of Kamaria is brilliant and well thought out. Beauty and brutal-just as all ecosystems are. The characters have complete story arcs and are flawed, as are all human beings. Personally, I like characters I can relate to, and it was easy to relate to Eliana and Denton. The Sirens, an essential part of the story, fit naturally into this world. They belong on Kamaria as much as the other species. I am looking forward to the next installment of In the Orbit of Sirens. Easily the best science fiction I have read.”
All the images you see here I created myself (except for the cover itself, that is artist Daniel Schmelling’s excellent work.). Early on, I wanted to make this a short animated film, so I had made a lot of 3D assets. A lot of these are also used in the physical edition of the novel, the ships became the chapter headers, and the Siren’s head is featured on the back cover and inside in a few places. The way I have this mood board arranged, first by color temperature, cold to warm, but also stacked by character story. The Top two images are for Denton’s path, the middle are the Siren’s, and the bottom are Eliana’s story elements. I’m a big fan of open, sprawling vistas and atmosphere, but I combine it with cramped, close din spaces for Denton’s early story. I hope to convey an epic sci-fi/fantasy adventure with grand setpieces and unique characters.a Rafflecopter giveaway
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