Hey, y’all. I don’t do release day spotlights very often, but I do make exceptions for my friends. When I saw Scott’s cover, I knew I was going to host him today. Am I a total sci-fi nerdgirl or what? Also, in case you miss it down below, Scott runs Queer Sci-Fi and QueeRomanceInk. Both are great places to find new books. You should come hang out with me, Scott, and other authors and readers at the QRI Group or QSF Group!
Without further ado…
Some stories are epic.
The Earth is in a state of collapse, with wars breaking out over resources and an environment pushed to the edge by human greed.
Three living generation ships have been built with a combination of genetic mastery, artificial intelligence, technology, and raw materials harvested from the asteroid belt. This is the story of one of them—43 Ariadne, or Forever, as her inhabitants call her—a living world that carries the remaining hopes of humanity, and the three generations of scientists, engineers, and explorers working to colonize her.
From her humble beginnings as a seedling saved from disaster to the start of her journey across the void of space toward a new home for the human race, The Stark Divide tells the tales of the world, the people who made her, and the few who will become something altogether beyond human.
Humankind has just taken its first step toward the stars.
Book One of Liminal Sky
Where to Buy The Stark Divide
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Excerpt: The Stark Divide
Guys, I can’t tell you how excited I am that Liv’s novel, Aqua Follies, is finally out in the world.
I had the privilege of reading a very early copy of this book. Long story short, it might be the reason Liv and I are writing partners today.
It seems odd to me that so many of her other works have come out in the interim while this one simmered on the back burner. Whatever she’s been doing to it, I think the wait was worth it.
I invite all of you to step back a few short decades into mid-century America and the summer Aqua Follies tour….
The 1950s. Postwar exuberance. Conformity. Rock and roll.
Russell tells himself he’ll marry Susie because it’s the right thing to do. His summer job coaching her water ballet team will give him plenty of opportunity to give her a ring. But on the team’s trip to the annual Aqua Follies, the joyful glide of a trumpet player’s solo hits Russell like a torpedo, blowing apart his carefully constructed plans.
From the orchestra pit, Skip watches Poseidon’s younger brother stalk along the pool deck. It never hurts to smile at a man, because good things might happen. Once the last note has been played, Skip gives it a shot.
The tenuous connection forged by a simple smile leads to events that dismantle both their lives. Has the damage been done, or can they pick up the pieces together?
Where to Buy Aqua Follies
Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo | More Stores
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