I’ve just posted the third part of Beta Sector 2788, an Earth Girl novelette featuring Lolia, here. Just one more part left to come.
You can now read the second part of Beta Sector 2788, an Earth Girl novelette featuring Lolia, here. There are two more parts to come.
With just over a month to go before EARTH FLIGHT is published in the UK, look what just arrived in the post.
And here are EARTH GIRL, EARTH STAR, and EARTH FLIGHT looking good together.
Sometimes stories rebel and do something you don’t expect. The second Earth Girl short story has done that, deciding to be more novelette length than short story. I’ve posted the first part here and there are three more parts to come.
This story features Lolia, and people who’ve already read Earth Girl will spot that I’m working very hard not to give away any spoilers.
One more thing. Since the Earth 2788 collection of stories are effectively a tour of Earth and the different sectors of space in the year 2788, I’m experimenting with including some information panels for interstellar travellers. Let me know what you think of them.
The artwork here shows the image of the three concentric spheres of humanity (which gets described a couple of times in the Earth Girl books). This is by Alex Storer/ thelightdream.net
A few weeks ago, I posted Earth 2788, an Earth Girl short story featuring Jarra and Issette. I’ve decided to expand this idea, so Earth 2788 will become a set of short stories, all posted here on my website, and all featuring characters from the Earth Girl trilogy.
If you haven’t read the first title story yet, it’s here, and the second story will be appearing soon. Other stories will gradually follow. As you can see, I’ve already got some beautiful cover art from Alex Storer/thelightdream.net.
I’m looking forward to a fun day on the 19th July, when I’ll be at Edge-Lit 3 in Derby. I’ll be on a panel about ‘Are We Entering a New Era of Fantasy Fiction?’ with Joe Abercrombie and Freda Warrington, and also running a workshop on ‘Writing for Young Adults: Avoiding the Pitfalls.’
Now both EARTH GIRL and EARTH STAR are available worldwide, I’m experimenting with doing a few extras for the trilogy. There’s now a free Earth Girl short story on my website here.
You can read all about how and why I wrote the Earth Girl trilogy at the online literary magazine Upcoming4.me
You can discover five things you didn’t know about me, and five things you didn’t know about Jarra, in a feature at Pen to Paper blog.
On the 8th May, I’ll be taking part in the Women in Sci Fi panel at Blackwell’s Charing Cross Road along with Stephanie Saulter, Karen Lord, Naomi Foyle, and Jaine Fenn. For full details, including how to book your free tickets, see Blackwell’s events page.