Summer 2020 is filled with so many exciting new books. One book on my radar is Sarah Lahey’s first book in her new science-fiction romance series, Gravity Is Heartless.
I had the opportunity to ask Sarah Lahey a few questions about the book, ranging from her inspirations, Sarah’s sci-fi and romance book recommendations, and how readers can be more environmentally conscious to prevent a world like Gravity Is Heartless from ever occurring.
About Gravity is Heartless:
What will the world look like in thirty years’ time? How will humanity survive the oncoming effects of climate change? Set in the near future and inspired by the world around us, Gravity Is Heartless is a romantic adventure that imagines a world on the cusp of climate catastrophe. The year is 2050: automated cities, vehicles, and homes are now standard, artificial Intelligence, CRISPR gene editing, and quantum computing have become a reality, and climate change is in full swing—sea levels are rising, clouds have disappeared, and the planet is heating up. Quinn Buyers is a climate scientist who’d rather be studying the clouds than getting ready for her wedding day. But when an unexpected tragedy causes her to lose everything, including her famous scientist mother, she embarks upon a quest for answers that takes her across the globe—and she uncovers friends, loss and love in the most unexpected of places along the way. Gravity Is Heartless is bold, speculative fiction that sheds a hard light on the treatment of our planet even as it offers a breathtaking sense of hope for the future.
Hi Sarah! Welcome to Fangirl Fury! Can you share a little about yourself and your writing?
I grew up in a house where words mattered, and people read. My father and stepfather were writers and newspaper journalists, and my mother was chief-of-staff at the local newspaper. My parents often worked from home and often from the dining room table, so my brother and two sisters were essentially immersed in a world of words and stories from a very young age. Then, I married a journalist, his friends became my friends and we’re still discussing stories and books, and the fascinating things that people do.
However, I chose a different career; I’ve been an interior designer for over 30 years. But during that time, I wrote a few small romance novels and finished a degree in communication, so writing stayed close. Then, about a decade ago I started teaching and lecturing university students, and I became aware of the importance of sustainable design and the significance of climate change. I started the Heartless Series as a way of exploring these topics in more detail, and science fiction is the perfect way to investigate our concerns about technology and our fears about the future.Read More »