The novel goes on sale October 22.
On the 24th, I’ll be reading from the novel, answering questions — and giving away the plants in the photo made from cuttings from one of my own houseplants.
These coleus plants come direct from my living room: happy, healthy, colorful, accustomed to human interaction, and mostly harmless.
The idea behind the novel Semiosis and its sequel Interference started when some of my houseplants tried to kill other plants. So far, these coleus seem enthusiastic but not aggressive.
No guarantees, though. As it says on the cover of Interference, “Sentience craves sovereignty.” Who knows what these plants are thinking?