With a busy weekend ahead for me, I felt that it’s time for the monthly Recommended Analyzing piece. The material I am recommending today is quite a special one, as it is a touching meditation on two beginnings 1. the life of a new book out in the world and 2. the life of parenthood.
Fellow author Peter Tieryas released his third novel this past Tuesday called Mecha Samurai Empire. A follow-up to his 2016 novel, United States of Japan, the sci-fi thriller follows Makoto “Mac” Fujimoto, as he works his way to pass a military exam, in order to be on his way to fulfilling his dream of becoming a mecha pilot. But with rising tensions between Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany and not knowing who to truly trust, Mac suddenly finds himself fighting to survive the chaos.
In an essay published via Barnes & Noble the day before the novel’s release, Tieryas goes in-depth on how in the midst of working on this much more personal work, he found out his life was about to change forever when he and his wife Angela learned they were expecting. In an effort of wanting his daughter to have a much more different childhood than he had, he got a head start at fatherhood by reading drafts of Mecha Samurai Empire to her, prior to her birth. Now that his daughter is here in this world, Tieryas continues to, and looks forward to, introducing her to all the books and video games that meant so much to him growing up.
This is only a short summary of the essay, but it’s really worth reading the whole way through; especially if you are familiar with Tieryas’ works and/or are planning to read Mecha Samurai Empire. I send my highest regards to my friend; in celebration of both his latest release to the world and the newest addition to his life.
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