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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

GUEST BLOG: The Author's Crystal Ball by Elizabeth Briggs (Author of Future Thread)

Fantasy Book Critic is excited to take part in the blog tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours for Elizabeth Briggs' upcoming book Future Threat. Future Threat is the sequel to Future Shock and it will be published by AW Teen in hardback, paperback, and eBook format on March 1, 2017. (Find it AmazonBarnes & NobleGoodreads).

Summary for Future Threat:
Six months ago Aether Corporation sent Elena, Adam, and three other recruits on a trip to the future where they brought back secret information--but not everyone made it back to the present alive. Now Elena's dealing with her survivor's guilt and trying to make her relationship with Adam work. All she knows for sure is that she's done with time travel and Aether Corporation.

But Aether's not done with her--or Adam, or fellow survivor Chris. The travelers on Aether's latest mission to the future have gone missing, and Elena and her friends are drafted into the rescue effort. They arrive in a future that's amazingly advanced, thanks to Aether Corporation's reverse-engineered technology. The mission has deadly consequences, though, and they return to the future to try to alter the course of events.

But the future is different yet again. Now every trip through time reveals new complications, and more lives lost--or never born. Elena and Adam must risk everything--including their relationship--to save their friends.

The second book in the New York Times bestselling Future Shock trilogy.

To celebrate the upcoming release of her book, Elizabeth has stopped by our blog to talk about the author's crystal ball. You know that wonderful device that allows them to see into the future so they can write such beautiful time travel novels. 
Elizabeth Briggs will be making the rounds throughout the blog-o-sphere where other wonderful blogs will be posting guest blogs, giveaways, reviews, and other goodies for her upcoming book. So, stop on by after you have read what Elizabeth has to say and don't forget to enter the giveaway! 

Blog Tour Schedule

Week One:
2/20/2017-Andi's ABCsReview
2/21/2017- BookHounds YA- Interview
2/22/2017- Fantasy Book CriticGuest Post
2/23/2017- With Love for Books - Review
2/24/2017- Tales of the Ravenous ReaderInterview

Week Two:
2/27/2017- The Heart of a Book BloggerReview
2/28/2017- Wishful EndingsGuest Post
3/1/2017- Book-KeepingReview
3/2/2017- Two Chicks on BooksInterview
3/3/2017- Always MeReview

The Author's Crystal Ball by Elizabeth Briggs 

One of the best things about writing the Future Shock trilogy is that I get to write about what a future world might look like in thirty years. In order to do this, I did a lot of research into what brand new technologies scientists were creating now, and then imagining how they’d be used in the future. I also looked at what scientists thought would be the next big trends in technology and how they would impact our world.
For Future Shock, I tried to show what the world might realistically be like in thirty years, then I added a few fun things to it too. In that future, everyone has self-driving cars and wearable computers that work with brain waves. Both of these things are in development now and I could easily believe they would be commonplace in a few years. The programmable balloon animals, on the other hand, were something fun I came up with myself because I would love to have one!
For Future Threat, I wanted to take things even further and show a super futuristic world that feels almost utopian. In that book, time travelers have been bringing technology back from the future so Aether Corporation could recreate it, which then led to a very technologically advanced future world. Instead of self-driving cars, now they have flying cars. Instead of wearable computers, now they have computers inside people’s heads. From there, I tried to envision how these things would change society. For example, if people had flying cars, then the wealthy parts of the city might erect domes to keep certain people from flying over them. Or if you have a computer in your brain, you would be able to walk out of a store with whatever you wanted to buy and it would automatically bill you – no cashiers needed.
As the characters visit different timelines in Future Threat, I twisted this future and made it worse and worse – both for the characters personally and for the entire world. Now I’m writing the final book in the trilogy, Future Lost, in which the characters returns to the future once again…but in this one the future is bleak. It’s the worst possible future I can imagine, and it’s a lot of fun to write!

About Elizabeth:
Elizabeth Briggs is a full-time geek who writes books for teens and adults. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in Sociology, currently mentors teens in writing, and volunteers with a dog rescue group. She's the author of the new adult Chasing The Dream series and the upcoming young adult novel Future Shock. Elizabeth lives in Los Angeles with her husband and a pack of fluffy dogs. You can connect with her online

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Giveaway Details:

2 winners will receive finished copies of FUTURE THREAT & FUTURE SHOCK, US Only


Meigan said...

This series looks super good! Thanks so much for the chance to win :)

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