Program 13 Author Nicole Soben Talks "Inspirations" & Offers a Giveaway

Posted July 17, 2013 by Melissa in Author Guest Post, Giveaway | 13 Comments

Guest Post

I actually got the idea for Program 13 after marathoning Season 1 and Season 2 of Dollhouse. I loved the concept of the show – how people could be programmed to be different people, and by the end of it, I wanted to explore the concept more. Emile’s story changed a lot over the course of the first draft. It wasn’t until I visited Seattle in January 2011 that I knew where I would take her story. For me, writing Program 13 allowed me to think of other ways the technology in Dollhouse could have been used.

I think one of the most inspiring episodes for me was Epitaph One. It was the final [unaired] episode of Season 1, and it held a different tone than the rest of the show; it was darker and set in the future, and showed what had happened due to the technology used at Dollhouse.

There are a lot of differences between Program 13 and Dollhouse (Some examples: Program 13 is meant for a YA audience, and Vesta Corp doesn’t implant multiple identities onto Programs for clients like they did in Dollhouse), but for me, it’s kind of a love letter to the show.

The Book

Title: Program 13
Series: Program 13 #1
Author: Nicole Sobon
Pages: 316
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Science Fiction
ISBN: 978-1463671389
Publication Date: August 15th 2012
Available Formats: Paperback, E-Book
Add the book: Goodreads
Buy the book:  Amazon  |B&N


Two identities. One Body.

17-year-old Emile Reed, may have died, but she isn’t dead. Her body now belongs to Program Thirteen, where her every thought, every movement, is controlled. Until Emile begins to find her way back inside of Thirteen’s core, where she manages to fend off Thirteen’s programming to reclaim the life that she lost. But Charles McVeigh, the owner of Vesta Corp, isn’t willing to let Thirteen go.
And he will stop at nothing to reclaim control of Thirteen’s programming. Because without her, McVeigh has nothing.

What makes you human?

The Author

Nicole Sobon is the author of the Emile Reed Chronicles, Capture, No Place Like Home, and various short stories.
Connect with the Author:  Website  | Twitter   | Facebook  

The Giveaway

One Bookmark (US ONLY)
One E-book of Program 13 (International)

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13 responses to “Program 13 Author Nicole Soben Talks "Inspirations" & Offers a Giveaway

  1. Melissa (Books and Things)

    Oh I did like Dollhouse. I never got to watch all the shows, but I did enjoy it. I like it when you can get inspiration from something and make it your own.

  2. Jenny @ Supernatural Snark

    Oooo I never did watch Dollhouse, I’ll have to see if I can watch it online! Love the premise for both that show and this book, thanks so much for highlighting it Melissa. It needs to be on my list for sure:)

  3. Erin F

    Thanks for the awesome post and giveaway! I have the first season of Dollhouse on DVD… definitely gotta find the time to watch it now 🙂

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