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Across the Universe Series. Beth Revis The New York Times bestselling trilogy about one girl's quest to uncover the truth aboard a spaceship fueled by lies. Book 1 in the New York Times bestselling trilogy, perfect for fans of Battlestar Gallactica and Passengers!WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO SURVIVE. They must hurry before the murderer kills any more people, and before time runs out of life. ۞ "Across the universe" - by Beth Revis ۞ "A million suns" - by Beth.

I loved the world, and I loved playing with it.

That said, after I finished and started trying to find an agent for the work, I became very worried, very fast. I had several agents who specifically ask for SF on their listings, but who rejected mine because it was a space SF—they wanted an on-world dystopian like The Hunger Games, not real SF.

Luckily, I found a wonderful, brilliant agent who was very eager for the book, and she placed me with the exact right publisher. And I love proving wrong all those people who told me SF would never sell. Where did the germ of Across the Universe start?

The original story came from an idea for a mystery. I built the entire book so I could have those last twenty or so pages of the novel.

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Beyond that, everything started with the characters. But definitely the story came from the characters. The themes—such as honesty, nature versus nurture, and free will—came about because the characters were in situations where they needed to think about those things.

Actually—and this surprises most people—the story was going to only be one book for a long time. I thought that maybe, if people liked it, I might write a companion novel taking place several generations later from the events in the book.


Now that ambiguity will be answered, at least partially, in the two successive books. I think most people will be happier to see what happens.

One of the things that sets YA science fiction apart from much adult SF is how accessible it is—generally speaking, it makes entering its world easy for the reader. Do you agree? Was that something you thought about while you were writing? I always preferred the space opera style—I wanted the story and the characters, not the setting and the science. I wrote the kind of story that I liked—and my biggest influences were movies and television, more so than books.

Firefly is my all-time favorite show. There is. There are two kinds of science fiction—those that focus on the science and those that focus on the fiction.

I focus on the fiction. That said—I do know my science.

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Would you elaborate a bit on that? You have this character who just sees an image of someone—just a visual, an idea of the person—and he falls in love with her. But, of course, we are much more than our outer appearances. Perhaps attraction at first sight, but not love. But it was very important for me to show that real love requires time—and that sometimes love can be one-sided.

But I think my biggest point is merely this: Real love requires sacrifice. I would believe in the story of Romeo and Juliet if there was no suicide involved.

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They took the easy way out. Real love is sometimes a burden and sometimes painful and sometimes requires you to keep moving forward, even if that means leaving the one you love behind.

Did you have to change anything in later drafts that it made you crazy to lose, to preserve the world-building? Actually, for Across the Universe, everything flowed very organically. I do not ever plan my novels before I write them—I had this vague idea of the final scene of the book, but I had no idea how to get there until I actually wrote it out. You wrote something like ten books before this one.

Were any of those science fiction, or were they all over the spectrum? They were all fantasy novels, and they were all YA with one middle grade exception. They were sometimes high fantasy and sometimes contemporary, but science fiction was a big departure for me.

On a related note, do you have anything to say about the value of perseverance?

How did you keep going? I kept going simply because I enjoy writing. Some people enjoy video games like my husband or watching TV like my father or reading like my mother. In my spare time, I enjoy writing. So I kept writing. I did want to give up at times, though. Writing is fun—but publication is a soul-crushing, dream-eating monster.

And while I did enjoy writing, I always had the goal of publication in front of me, and it really killed me inside to know that the odds were against me and that there was a chance nothing I ever wrote would get published. But not too long ago, they were objects of shame and signs of failure. There are giant pterodactyl-like birds, purple flowers with mind-numbing toxins, and mysterious, unexplained ruins that hold more secrets than their stone walls first let on.

The biggest secret of all? Amy and Elder must race to discover who—or what—else is out there if they are to have any hope of saving their struggling colony and building a future together. They will have to look inward to the very core of what makes them human on this, their most harrowing journey yet.

Because if the colony collapses? Then everything they have sacrificed—friends, family, life on Earth—will have been for nothing. A Million Suns.

The life she always knew is over. But there may just be hope: Elder has assumed leadership of the ship. And this time it all builds to one mind-bending conclusion: Read an Excerpt. Across the Universe.

Amy is a cryogenically frozen passenger aboard the spaceship Godspeed. She has left her boyfriend, friends—and planet—behind to join her parents as a member of Project Ark Ship. Amy and her parents believe they will wake on a new planet, Centauri-Earth, three hundred years in the future. Someone tried to murder her. Now, Amy is caught inside an enclosed world where nothing makes sense.On a personal level, if I get really, really stuck, the first thing I do is switch mediums.

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Then everything they have sacrificed—friends, family, life on Earth—will have been for nothing. Minuteman Library Network.

I feel like there should be more focus on the choice instead of the love - as in, whether starting a revolution is a noble thing. Into a longer novella, or even a book!

All in one book. Bad, bad choice, Beth Revis.

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