The Fear Principle: Jaguar Addams #1
Publication date: February 2012
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)
Dr. Jaguar Addams knows about fear. On a satellite prison called Planetoid Three, she establishes a telepathic link to her subjects. She confronts their demons. And makes them her own . . . They were known as the Killing Times, when serial murder reached epidemic proportions. Victims of hard-edged crime demanded hard-wired punishment, and the new prisons were born. Now one determined woman, a survivor of that dark age, tries to rehabilitate killers by tapping into the source of their obsessions: their worst fears. Her name is Jaguar Addams, and she is about to face the most challenging subject of her career. The ultimate assassin. A dangerously disturbed woman who will teach Jaguar the true meaning of fear.
eBookMall recently interviewed B. A. Chepaitis. Here is an excerpt:
Do you have any pet peeves about science fiction writing?
"I've often been on panels where discussion centered around whether science fiction should be based on 'character' or 'concepts', and I do have a peeve with that. How can any book be written with just one or the other? And how can you separate the two, since character is the vehicle for ideas? In my Jaguar Addams novels, I'm exploring states of consciousness, so I have an idea, but it would be nothing without Jaguar and Alex and all their friends. I think the notion that you can have one without the other grows from the origin of the genre in the world of science, but as it's matured - and particularly as women have entered the field - I hear less and less of that argument."
Read more on B. A. Chepaitis' author page!