Welcome to the author site for the English Science Fiction and Fantasy writer Janet Edwards.
The EARTH GIRL trilogy is science fiction for adult and young adult readers, set in a distant future where humanity portals between hundreds of colony worlds . . . except for the unfortunate few whose immune system can’t handle living anywhere else but Earth. Jarra was sent to Earth at birth to save her life and abandoned by her parents. She can’t travel to other worlds, but she can watch their vids, and she knows all the jokes they make. She’s an “ape,” a “throwback,” but this is one ape girl who won’t give in.
EARTH GIRL was chosen by both Amazon.co.uk and Kobobooks.com as one of their best Young Adult books of 2012. Kirkus gave the USA edition one of their starred reviews for books of exceptional merit and chose it as one of their best books of 2013. Booklist gave it one of their starred reviews for being outstanding in its genre, and chose it as a Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2013. It has also been nominated for the YALSA 2014 Teens’ Top Ten.
You can read some EARTH GIRL short stories here!
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Earth Girl Reviews
“Tired of bitter, angst-ridden heroines and their associated dark dystopias? Look no further than Edwards’ refreshing debut, set in the darn-near-utopian universe of 2788 and starring a confident, motormouthed, giggly 18-year-old named Jarra.” —Booklist starred review
“With a dash of action, sprinkling of romance, some teenage angst and a couple of collapsing skyscrapers, this novel contains everything you could possibly want to grab a teenage reader and keep them utterly enthralled.” —Starburst Magazine
“Action, rich archaeological detail and respectfully levelheaded disability portrayal, refreshingly free from symbolism and magical cures, make this stand out.” —Kirkus starred review
“Earth Girl delivers a shiny future you’ll actually want to live in—perhaps the first true utopian YA. Refreshingly original with big ideas and even bigger surprises, this thrilling novel is firmly grounded in complex and compelling characters. Edwards deftly guides us through a universe rich with history and inventive technology, while always reminding us to respect the past, other cultures, and, most of all, ourselves.” —E. C. Myers Author of Quantum Coin
‘Vastly entertaining and immensely enjoyable.’ —ShatteredRavings
‘In her debut novel, Janet Edwards has created an authentic futuristic world with enough history and adventure to keep readers captivated’— Amazon.co.uk Editors’ Pick – Young Adult Book of the Month August 2012