Welcome to the tour stop for Compendium by Christine Hart. Today, Christine's sharing her TOP TEN books that inspired this series.
Much of what inspired me to write The Variant Conspiracy books came from personal experiences (all totally mundane) and my feelings about the direction of modern society, along with the state of our environment. Obviously X-Men movies played a role. But I’ve always been an avid reader and many books I’ve read over the years sparked pieces of the plot, big and small.
Top 10 Books that inspired The Variant Conspiracy trilogy
The Chrysalids – John Wyndham
Weaveworld – Clive Barker
Hellblazer: War Lord – John Shirley
Frankenstien – Mary Shelley
American Gods – Neil Gaiman
The Gate of Ivory – Doris Egan
The Green Brain – Frank Herbert
Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths – Bernard Evslin
Mütter Museum: Historic Medical Photographs – Laura Lindgren
Dictionary of the Occult – Geddes & Grosset
(The Variant Conspiracy Trilogy, #2)
Published by: Soul Mate Publishing
Publication date: July 13th 2016
Genres: Adult, Romance
Irina and her renegade variant friends are scrambling to pick up the trail of their former employer, Ivan, and his globally catastrophic scheme. After strategically sharing their story with the media, the group heads south from Vancouver to Seattle hoping to recruit more experienced—and lethal—variants to their cause.
Their attention develops a laser focus on an engineered disaster mere days ahead of them. Ivan is using what staff and resources remain of Innoviro Industries to set off a violent earthquake in San Francisco. While they fight to stop the earthquake, Irina pushes the love of her life Jonah as far away as she can, trying to keep his unstable genetic degradation in check.
Irina’s friends think they’ve seen the worst that Innoviro could bring forth by the time they reach a secret facility in the Mojave Desert. As they near the property, the group uncovers a horror none of them had ever imagined.
Located on BC’s beautiful West Coast, I write from my suburban Burnaby home staring at North Vancouver’s iconic Coast Mountains. I love writing about places and spaces with rich history and visually fascinating elements as a backdrop for the surreal and spectacular.
In addition to my undergraduate degree in writing and literature, my background also includes corporate communications and design. I am a current member of the Federation of BC Writers and SF Canada.
When not writing, I have a habit of breaking stuff and making stuff – in that order – under the guise of my Etsy alter-ego Sleepless Storyteller. I share my eclectic home and lifestyle with my husband, baby daughter and preschool son.