The Compulsive Reader: Blog Tour: Where Futures End Character Boards

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Blog Tour: Where Futures End Character Boards

Perfect for fans of innovative storytelling, like Marcus Sedgwick's The Ghosts of Heavenand David Mitchell's The Bone Clocks, Where Futures End is a collection of five time-spanning, interconnected novellas that weave a subtly science-fictional web stretching out from the present into the future, presenting eerily plausible possibilities for social media, corporate sponsorship, and humanity, as our world collides with a mysterious alternate universe. 
Five teens, five futures. Dylan develops a sixth sense that allows him to glimpse another world. Brixney must escape a debtor colony by finding a way to increase the number of hits on her social media feed so she’ll attract corporate sponsorship. Epony goes “High Concept” and poses as an otherworldly being to recapture her boyfriend’s attention. Reef struggles to survive in a city turned virtual gameboard. And Quinn uncovers the alarming secret that links them all.

These are stories about a world that is destroying itself, and about the alternate world that might be its savior. Unless it’s just the opposite.

Welcome to the WHERE FUTURES END blog tour! For this stop, author Parker Peevyhouse has put together character image boards for each of her five protagonists, along with some other fun details...

Name: Dylan
Age: 16
Location: Seattle
Job: works in his mom’s pawnshop
Hobbies: reading fantasy novels (Narnia, Harry Potter) and watching science fiction movies (Blade Runner, Inception)
Special Skill: seeing things others can’t see, controlling what others see
Biggest Failure: getting kicked out of private school for cheating on a final exam
Biggest Secret: he’s falling for his brother’s girlfriend
Recently Found: a gold cuff that might be from another world (the Other Place)

Name: Brixney
Age: 17
Location: Washington State (10 years in the future)
Job: waits tables at Flavor Foam, a restaurant full of video cameras
Hobbies: trying to collect ad revenue from her online feed
Favorite food: banana flavor foam with crushed graham crackers
Worst Moment: getting dumped on-camera by her boyfriend
Best Friend: her brother, who’s trapped in a debtors’ colony
Recently found: a notebook full of stories about the Other Place, belonging to someone named Dylan

Name: Epony
Age: 17
Location: Iowa, Chicago, Los Angeles (30 years in the future)
Job: singer in a high-concept group
Hobbies: watching movies about the Other Place, dodging cameras
Special Skill: pretending to be from another world
Boyfriend: Cole, although it’s hard for Epony to tell whether that’s just part of their high-concept act
Biggest Secret: she once met someone who might have been from another world
Recently Found: a map with mysterious marks all over it

Name: Reef
Age: 18
Location: Seattle (60 years in the future)
Job: sells rare virtual items from a video game based on the Other Place
Hobbies: researching conspiracy theories about cyber war
Special Skill: cleaning up malware for a government bounty
Favorite Food: potato and tabasco soup
Best Friend: Olly, a fellow gamer
Recently Found: an ad for someone willing to help him get past the video game’s paywall—for a price

Name: Quinn
Age: ~16
Location: Southwest Canada (100+ years in the future)
Job: searches for passage to the Other Place
Hobbies: collecting bark and other ingredients for medicines
Special Skill: knows all the stories about the Other Place
Favorite Food: wild berries
Biggest Fear: failing her coming-of-age task

Recently Found: a scepter with dubious powers

1 comment:

Janet Lee Carey said...

These character boards are awesome!