Interview with Ryan W. Aslesen, Author of War Whore

16 Mar 2021

What can you tell us about your new release, War Whore?

War Whore is a stand-alone book set in the War’s Edge universe. Captain Ron Axel is a member of the Berserkers, an elite mercenary unit, and is tasked to lead a daring rescue mission on the frontier world of Novak. Fighting against overwhelming odds, Axel is forced to choose between accomplishing his mission or the survival of his men. It is an action-packed book and one reviewer called it the literary equivalent of a drag race, it gets going quick and keeps on coming fast and furious.

Fans of hard military science fiction will enjoy this book, but I have had some non-mil SciFi fans say they enjoyed it as well. I will be the first to admit though, my books aren’t for everyone, reader discretion is advised. And for the fans of Dead Heroes, don’t worry I am currently wrapping up the next book in the War’s Edge series.

What books are currently on your nightstand?

I recently finished The Revered which is the third book in the Earth Epsilon Wars series by Australian based author and screenwriter Terrance Mulloy, which was a fun read. Next up is The Things They Carried by award-winning writer and veteran Tim O’Brien.

What advice would you give your teenage self?

Be bold. Take more chances. Worry less about what people think of you. Keep all your GI Joe toys, including the boxes.

If you had an extra hour each day, how would you spend it?

It sounds cliché but with my family. Though honestly, it would probably vary by day. If not them, probably writing or working out. It seems like I can never carve enough time out for those things.

What makes your world go round? Why does it bring you joy?

Writing. It gives me full creative control and it isn’t often in our lives we don’t have to answer to anyone but ourselves.

What scene in War Whore was your favorite to write?

Probably the flashback scene where Axel is a POW on the planet Misery. I think it is a very powerful scene and makes a reader think about how they would have handled such a situation.

 

Ryan W. Aslesen is the author of the new book War Whore

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