Monday, January 12, 2015

Nanovision by Paul T. Harry - Character Interview

Welcome to my stop on the Nanovision blog tour, hosted by Enchanted Book Promotions.
Nanovision is a new YA sci-fi/fantasy with superhero elements... okay super-eye elements. Scroll down for an interview with main character, Daniel Raye.
Love the cover BTW-- very eye-catching... yes pun intended... I've been spending too much time around my husband and his iffy sense of humor :)


Paul T. Harry

YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Sphere Publishing, LLC
November 24, 2014

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Daniel Raye was only sixteen when he walked in on a mob hit against his father. Brutally beaten and left for dead, Daniel awakens in a hospital to find himself blind and with no memory of the hit. Placed in the FBI’s witness protection program, Daniel is relocated to Northern California where he’s given residence with a long, lost Aunt who runs a bio-tech firm called NanoBytes. Over time, Daniel rebuilds his life and adapts well to his newfound family, but as fate would have it, comes under the scrutiny of the mob once again–but not before his Aunt finds a cure for his blindness. Using a radical untested procedure incorporating robotic nanites spliced with the DNA from animals and insects, Daniel is injected with a serum that only a mad scientist could create.

Does it work?

Better than anyone imagined.

What would you do with x-ray vision?

Interview with Daniel Raye, the main character from NANOVISION

So Daniel, what's it like having x-ray vision? 
Well, I'd be lying if I said it wasn't unique, though it does have its own set of problems. I mean who'd of guessed that after being blind for four years that I'd get my sight back and have such fantastic power given to me.

So, you can really see through things?
I can, but not like you think. I mean it's not like me just looking at you and seeing your face in 3-D color, plain as day. My x-ray vision is more like an x-ray that can penetrate objects to see what's inside or what lies just beyond. After that I guess my brain fills in the detail.

But in Nanovision you saw a woman naked. You were able to admire her nudity. And she did seem to appear rather normal, if not exciting. 
(Daniel laughs) Everyone seems to like that part. Yeah, that was Paige and I did see her body more than once. Truthfully though, I can see through anyone's clothes. It's just a matter of trying–but for the most part I don't. It doesn't hold the same appeal as it did in the beginning. I've gone beyond that. There's more important things to do with my newfound sight.

Yes, I heard about the child you saved–that must have been incredible. 
Yeah, I have to admit that one was a real rush. She was only four and cramped away in that little compartment under the bed.

How did you find her? 
Well the thing about my sight is this. My eyes can detect all sorts of things. I can actually see different types of light and heat, both in the infrared and x-ray spectrum and I can see more colors than you can imagine. In that case, I was able to see the warm air rising up from under the bed. It was a dead giveaway for me and I knew that something was under there. The kidnappers must have had a heating blanket or something in there to keep her warm at night and I could see the warm air currents rising up. We had her out in minutes and got her back with her parents safely.

Yeah, it is beyond belief.

So what else can you do, or I guess I should say, see? 

Well, my eyes have the ability to emit light when I'm in total darkness. It has something to do with the photophore DNA my Aunt used when she injected me. And of course I have stereoscopic vision. I can see both near and far at the same time and I have an incredible ability to judge distance. But what is really cool are the colors I can see. I think it stems from the insect DNA, cause when I look at a flower I see all kinds of stuff like different colors and weird lights surrounding it. Someone told me it was electromagnetic energy I was seeing. The FBI is still testing me. All I know is that aside from the occasional headaches it's really cool seeing what I do.

About the Author

As a young boy I cut my teeth on Marvel Comics, Edgar Rice Burrough's serial novels,(John Carter & Tarzan)and classic movies like "The Day The Earth Stood Still." I also spent many days reading classic science fiction works by authors such as Asimov, Heinlein, Clark, Silverberg, and Bradbury to name a few.

In school my favorite subjects were English and Theater Arts. It is the combination of all of this that led me into writing, especially screenplays. I love the visual medium of movies and television though too many movies today put special effects ahead of the story. I think the greatest compliment I've received about my writing is that people can see the visual images I am creating as I write.

NANOVISION is my latest novel and I think readers will have a lot of fun with it. In writing the novel I used my forty years of experience in the Las Vegas gaming industry as a background for the story. So for those of you who might ask—Are the casino scenes real? The answer is most definitely, Yes!
My other works on Amazon are: THE 5 MOONS OF TIIANA, and THE GARDEN, The Unauthorized Biography of Adam and Eve.


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