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About The Blank Series
The Blank Series blurb: A former human turned military spy bot escapes the oppressive Solar Government, leaving behind a secret that turns order into chaos. Now, she’s being hunted.
About Blank: Madam Doesn’t Like That
Blurb for Blank: Madam Doesn’t Like That (Short Story 4 of The Blank Series): An unexpected visit from sex bots turns into a secret mission with deadly consequences.
Read an Excerpt of Blank: Madam Doesn’t Like That
There, on the grey bricks of a side street building was a graffitied image of blue hair and red lips. The first image bots see when they contract the Code. A look cloned by thousands who swore they were the real Blank.
He went somewhere in his mind, searching for a memory of
her. A happy one. They all seemed sad now.
Where are you?
He looked away from the wall–but he couldn’t escape her. The farther they went, the more propaganda popped up. Painted on windows. Wrapped around poles. Scribbled on sidewalks.
BLANK IS AN ALIEN! BLANK IS A LIE! BLANK SHAPESHIFTS! LONG LIVE BLANK! WHO IS BLANK?
Zen met his eyes in the rearview mirror.
“Forget her,” she said. “You’re parallel lines now.”
He wanted to forget. To leave her behind as anonymous wall
Interview with author Zhanna Hamilton
What inspired you to come up with the idea for your series?
I’m intrigued by emerging technology and I wanted to explore a dystopian technocracy.
In the Blank universe, the human race is split into two: those who are chipped, and those who are not chipped. While chipped humans are easier to control and monitor, they have full access to society. The unchipped population is marginalized and segregated. At the same time, a computer virus that gives consciousness to AI is quickly spreading.
While this science fiction series is character-driven, it is layered with the complications that technological progress could bring.
Do you have a favorite scene? If so, what was it?
I’m very fond of the first short story in the series where Aura Swain, the former human turned military spy bot, attempts to escape with a stolen recon shuttle.
How would you describe a perfect heroine?
I personally prefer complex protagonists.
I would describe Aura Swain as an antiheroine. She has a fight-fire-with-fire attitude and antisocial tendencies. Yet, she attempts to topple a totalitarian government and is protective of people. Many would say that’s noble. You can’t fit her into a perfect box.
What do you love most about writing?
It’s gratifying to translate my imagination into words. Creating is a terrifying and exciting experience.
What would be a must-have for a romantic date?
I really appreciate a man’s effort to impress me during a romantic date. Call me old-fashioned, but I love unprompted flowers and compliments.
About author Zhanna Hamilton
Zhanna Hamilton is a science fiction writer and the creator of The Blank Series. In May 2019, she released the first installment of the scifi series on Wattpad, “Blank: Begin Again,” which has been named in the top 100 list of femme fatale stories and chosen as an “Undiscovered Stories” Wattpad Pick on the independent storytelling platform–home to 90 million readers worldwide. Readers and future readers can follow Hamilton on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ZhannaHamilton.
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