EARTH FLIGHT (Earth Girl Trilogy 3)
Available now from Pyr in the USA and Harper Voyager in the rest of the world.
It’s time to risk it all!
Jarra never wanted to be a celebrity. All she ever wanted was to gain some respect for the people left on Earth: the unlucky few whose immune system prevents them from portalling to other planets.
Except now she’s the most famous Earth girl in the universe – but not everyone in the universe is happy about it, nor the fact that she has found love with a
norm. Jarra’s actions have repercussions that spread further than she ever could have imagined, and political unrest threatens to tear apart the delicate balance of peace between humanity’s worlds.
On top of everything, the first alien artefact ever discovered appears to be waiting for Jarra to reveal its secrets. But to do so, she must somehow find a way to leave Earth – or else the alien artefact will be lost forever. Is there a way for Jarra to travel to another planet? Or is her destiny only to look to the stars – but never to reach them?
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When will earth flight be available in the Usa? Is it going to be a long wait?
I’ve no definite information yet, but EARTH STAR was only published in the USA in April 2014, so I wouldn’t expect EARTH FLIGHT to be published there until at least April 2015. I’ve just added a newsletter sign up page, where you can sign up to get email news of EARTH FLIGHT in the USA and the short stories. https://janetedwards.com/newsletter/
EARTH FLIGHT will be published in the USA on 8 September 2015.
When will earth flight be available in Germany?
The English paperback of Earth Flight should be available in Germany now.
When will the German translation of Earth Flight be available in Germany?
I’m afraid I’ve no news of a German translation of Earth Flight.
I read earth girl when it came out from my public library and was ecstatic to see the rest of the books when I looked it up yesterday to order and reread it!
Janet, your use of language is fascinating, enthralling, and so good! I reread so many phrases because I so enjoyed how you penned them! They were entertaining and so…satisfying to read how you described the situations. I actually read chunks out loud to my husband because they were so well written and this is the best I can describe it because I don’t have the skill of your pen. I hope you understand!
Sorry to be so slow to reply. I was deep in preparations for publishing the ebook of EARTH AND FIRE, which also involved making some biggish website changes. Yes, Iris, I do understand exactly what you mean about sentences and phrases that aren’t just entertaining, but somehow satisfying to read. My husband and I both read sentences aloud to each other when we hit something we love. I’m glad you found that sort of satisfaction reading EARTH GIRL, and I hope you enjoy the other books just as much.
When will the german translation of Earth Flight be available? My english knowlegde isn’t the best and we (my brother and me; we’re reading often together) have wait for the translations since 2013.
I’m sorry. Rowohlt bought the rights to translate all three books into German, but they seem to have decided not to translate Earth Flight. Of course I find this deeply disappointing. 😦 You could contact Rowohlt and ask them if there is any chance of them doing the German translation soon.
I sent a message to Rowohlt two weeks agot, but they have not yet replied. My bookseller told me that it looks like Rowohlt is abandoning the books because they have already released the price for the first one from the usual German price fixing for books. It’s a shame, really.
Meanwhile, I ordered the original Earth Flight as an import and am currently re-reading Earth Girl and Earth Star. I still find them fascinating, especially because of the intriguing scenario of the future that you have developed. I’m always on the lookout for good sci-fi books but most of them are the usual adventures of captain whatshisname. I bought Earth Girl as a book for young people which I also sometimes like to read and did not expect such cool sci-fi. Please keep on putting out more of this stuff, maybe for adults as well 🙂
Thank you for checking. It is indeed a shame. Some of my German readers may be able to continue to read the books in English, but of course that isn’t possible for everyone. I couldn’t read a book in German.
I’m glad that you’ve enjoyed the books so much. There are some ebook extras in the series available now, and I expect there to be a lot more happening this year. Anyone wanting to keep updated on the new releases should either watch my website or sign up for the newsletter.
I like The Eartgirl-Trilogy very much. Will there be more Stories? Perhaps of The Alienplanet?
I would appreciate it so much!
Best wishes from Germany
Hi and I’m glad to hear that you like the Earth Girl trilogy so much. You may have already discovered the shorter pieces featuring some of the characters from the trilogy. Earth 2788 The Short Story Collection, Earth and Fire, Frontier, and Hera 2788.
I also plan to write more about Fortuna, but that story builds on a lot of past events, so I need to write about Jarra’s ancestors’ adventures in Exodus century, and Tellon Blaze and the Chimera wars first. The first Exodus book was published a few months ago, and I hope there’ll be more next year.
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I would like to know if you are planning on writing the Books about Fortuna soon?
I devoured all portalfuture books. Not just the “original” Books but all the bonusstorys too. Of cause im waiting for the next part of Scavender Alliance too.
But i want to read the Books to my son when he is old enough (he is 10 month right now) and i bet he will want to her more about the guy he is named after 🙂
Rabea & Fian
Hi Rabea and Fian!
I’m so glad you’ve been enjoying all the portal future books so much. I’d like to give you a time estimate for the Fortuna books but I really daren’t. As you’ll understand, books take a very long time to write. First I have to develop the ideas, and then I have to do the actual writing. It’s hard to predict how long either stage will take, especially given that the idea stage tends to be especially lengthy for the first book in a series.
What I can say is that the ideas for what happens on Fortuna have been coming together while I’ve been working on other books. A few weeks ago, I wrote the basis for what will eventually become the book description, and I have images of some scenes in my head, almost like watching a trailer for a film.
So a Fortuna book is still a long way away, but I’ve been making progress on the idea stage. Hearing about your Fian is an extra incentive for me to move on to writing it as soon as possible.
Best wishes to you both,
Will the opponents of alien exploration argue the Jarra is not licensed to fly anywhere but Earth?
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There’s no limit to what the opponents of alien exploration would try arguing, but they wouldn’t achieve much with that one. Jarra’s civilian pilot’s license wouldn’t allow her to fly anywhere other than Earth, but Military pilots don’t usually have any civilian licenses at all. That’s because Military pilots flying in Military aircraft are covered by an entirely different set of rules. Also, anywhere outside the atmosphere of accredited colony worlds is under Military rather than civilian jurisdiction.
Thinking about it, Jarra is only likely to be flying on Earth, in space, or on uninhabited worlds in Zeta sector. Therefore, her opponents trying that argument would end up with an even worse result than with the legal challenge to her betrothal. They’d be effectively arguing that any Military pilot flying in civilian air space needed a valid civilian pilot’s license for that world. Which wouldn’t stop Jarra flying an aircraft anywhere she was needed, but would ground every Military pilot assigned to bases on Adonis, Zeus, and every other world in humanity. 😀
It appears to me that the opponents of Jarr and the handicapped could insist that Jarra’s flight to Fortuna could be declared as illegal because Jarra’s pilot license is an Earth only license. Military could argue that it is a handicapped license and while Jarra can go off Earth she is still handicapped. Contrary the Military could have licensed Jarra as a military pilot.
The previous two comments on this thread are a similar question from you and my reply. I think that reply mostly covers this question as well. Military pilots flying in Military aircraft are covered by an entirely different set of rules. On the flight to Fortuna, Jarra is not a qualified Military pilot, but she is a member of the Military receiving instruction from two qualified Military fighter pilots which is perfectly legal.