Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Name’s Orn. As you can tell by the luscious dark skin and micro stature I’m a dwarf. I’m also a licensed pilot. Okay, not technically a pilot, but close enough to count. Let’s see, I’m married to the beautifully terrifying Ferra. She’s an elf, pointy ears and all. Actually, I probably should have mentioned her being an engineer first. Fer’s antisocial the way a wolverine is. Back her into a corner and you’re not coming out with a face.
My biggest vice is sugar. It’s not a problem if I can admit that. And my favorite shirt is a sweater my dad hand knitted. It’s got a little kobold on the front with a pompom for a head.
What is your role in the story?
Flying from point a to point b without crashing into point c. The ship’s one asteroid bump from turning into space compost, but it’s all we’ve got. When I’m not expertly keeping us out of the massive danger of space boredom, I trek around to jobs with my boss Variel. I only ever call her captain because it pisses her off. Though, she’s got it coming after the crap she pulls this time. It’s one thing to drag us all ass deep into a necromancer picnic, it’s part of the job, but getting Knights involved is beyond my pay grade.
What is your favorite hobby?
Does annoying the shit out of the captain count? I do run my own little conspiracy theory corner of the ether. If there’s a story about Frog people from the outer edge of the galaxy planning to assassinate a human prince, I’m probably behind it.
What is the challenge you’re trying to overcome during the story?
Well, the captain went and kicked up a balor’s nest of trouble on us all. We all thought we’d just be making a few stopovers on stations where there’s a good chance you’ll wake up without your kidneys. Pretty typical Tuesday stuff. Next thing we know, there’s a Knight threatening to blow us out of the sky with her dragon ship. I know, right? A dragon ship! Now there’s running, and screaming, and stabbing, and the not-a-prophet guy we picked up seducing an Orc so we can escape.
I need to ask for a raise.
If you could make one wish, what would it be?
For my own everlasting gobstopper. Captain keeps telling me it’s all a fantasy cooked up by a man in a fancy hat, but I don’t believe her. I bet the humans are hoarding the gobstoppers all for themselves.
Title: Dwarves in Space
Author: Sabrina Zbasnik
Genre: Science-Fiction / Fantasy
Thousands of years after the jewelry’s destroyed, the sword reforged, the dragon ridden, and the indecipherable prophecy translated into a recipe for sugared biscuits, the dwarves turned to that final frontier: space. And along came the elves, orcs, gnomes, trolls, ogres, and those vermin-like upstarts, humans.
Dwarves in Space is Tolkien merged with Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in a horrific transporter accident.
The Elation-Cru is not the flashiest ship, nor the newest, or even has all of its bolts attached; but she can fly. Well, sort of wade through space, and that’s when all the parts are working. She supports a sugar addicted dwarven pilot, an elven engineer, an orcish doctor, a silent djinn, and the lone human trying to hold the entire thing together with duct tape. Variel, the captain, has been hiding from a secret for the past five years and time’s finally run out.
When she goes against her common sense and fights to save her onboard assassin/renter from a job gone sour, she finds herself before an ex-colleague that knew her in her previous life as the Knight of the realm. The entire ship is sent on a mad dash across the universe — from a decaying space station, home to the wackiest species the galaxy has to offer, down to the Orc homeworld, which wouldn’t be so bad if Variel hadn’t spent most of her previous life fighting in the war against them. Chances of survival are nil and slipping fast.
S.E. Zbasnik has a degree in genetics, which means there may or may not be a horde of monkeoctopi doing her bidding to take over the world. Bringing that scientific approach to the fantasy world is her game, trying to put some common sense into magic and magic into common sense.
She currently lives with her husband and beloved dog, who dress up like Sherlock Holmes and solve mysteries in their spare time. She spends nearly of all her time in Nebraska but that’s because it is impossible to leave without finding the lamppost. She lives in a house that has at least four walls and there are some other souls wandering forlornly calling to their lost lives within.
She loves and hates writing as she both loves and hates herself.
She’s a huge video game nerd especially for Dragon Age, Mass Effect, and Bioshock as well as Doctor Who and makes fan art in her down time.
She’s a neutral good assassin, so it’s best to not get on her bad side.
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