I love a good space story. And there’s nothing better than J.J. Green’s series, Shadows of the Void.
Being a Martian isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Jas Harrington was only a baby when a massive fire at a fledging Martian colony took the lives of everyone close to her. After growing up in institutions on Mars and Earth, Jas travels to Antarctica to train as a deep space security operative.
All she wants is to graduate college and fulfill her dreams, but it isn’t long before she faces familiar prejudice against returned colonists.
For once, fighting her way out of her problems isn’t an option, until it is.
Starbound is the prequel to the fast-paced, action-packed Shadows of the Void space opera serial.
“Great story! Whether a first-time reader, or one experienced in this series, a must read!”
“…more than a couple of surprises that come your way when you least expect it.”
“I loved the characters, and the plot dragged you right into it.”
It’s from Discworld. The Luggage is from Discworld. I didn’t realise it at first, but somehow, subconsciously, I always wanted a storage bin to follow me around and eat people. Okay, maybe the last part needs a bit of tweaking, but still.
Pratchett’s stories have always been an escape for me. I absolutely adore Tiffany Aching, a little witch-in-training with whom I can totally relate. But the Luggage was a bit of Discworld that I always enjoyed, that unstoppable force, that magical trunk that overcame mountains and deserts to get back to his owner.
I love my Luggage. It rolls behind me, carrying my stuff like a faithful servant. No more aching shoulders, no more tingly fingers from all the heavy groceries. I love its blue LEDs, the whirring of its servos.
I LOVE IT.
It doesn’t love me back. The AI is not quite there yet, but I’ve done a few mods. We’ll see. It’s learning already.
Yeah, I noticed the trend and it bugs me a little. No, people, dystopian doesn’t mean post-apocalyptic. Post-ap is something after a major catastrophe, dystopian means Orwellian surveillance nightmare. You know, kinda like the God Complex Universe.
Sometimes the two genres overlap like in the Hunger Games, but one does not necessarily mean the other. Anyway, here are some grim and post-apocalyptic books for you to choose from.
You’ll find all that, and most importantly, you’ll find it across all major retailers. Yeah, we’ve made it the norm.
Google Play Books
Any shop you prefer, we’re on it. First weekend of November only, 5-6 Nov. Get ready cause it’s closing in fast.
The SFF Mega Promo, organised by Irish author Dean F. Wilson, is one of the biggest on the internet, with over 100 authors participating, giving you, the reader, the very best in speculative fiction — for free!
Here are three selected titles on offer. There are dozens to choose from!
Amazon is Introducing the All-New Kindle for Kids Bundle
The all-new Kindle for Kids Bundle includes the latest Kindle e-reader without sponsored screensavers, a kid-friendly cover, plus a 2-year worry-free guarantee.
The thinner and lighter Kindle e-reader offers more than 250,000 children’s titles and can power up a young reader’s vocabulary with tools like Word Wise and Vocabulary Builder. They can alsoset reading goals and track progress with Kindle FreeTime.
This bundle comes with a 2-year worry-free guarantee, meaning that if they break it, return it and it will be replaced for free. No questions asked. It’s the perfect e-reader designed with kids in mind.