EARTH PRIME

EARTH PRIME (The Earth Girl Aftermath Stories 1)

Now available worldwide in Ebook.

Paperback release expected early 2021.

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Earth Prime

Earth Prime is the first of what is planned to be two collections of stories set in the Portal Future after Earth Flight and during the preparations for the expedition to Fortuna.

The Earth Girl trilogy was told solely from the narrow viewpoint of Jarra. These collections include stories told from the viewpoints of other characters in the Earth Girl trilogy, and reveal personal details and information that Jarra didn’t know.

Earth Prime focuses on Jarra, Fian, and the other archaeologists.

(Best read after the Earth Girl trilogy.)

Approximate length 460 pages.

Contents list:-

The End, and the New Beginning – Jarra Tell Morrath (Revised collected edition of the serial previously published on this website.)

I Will Be Right Here Waiting – Fian Eklund (Novelette)

Twenty Seconds in Ark – Dalmora Rostha (Short story)

Full Circle – Lecturer Dannel Playdon (Novelette)

Raw Material – Krath Karman (Short story)

Balance of Power – Amalie Roche (Novelette)

The Real Jerez Rivera – Jerez Rivera (Novelette)

Year End 2788 – Lecturer Dannel Playdon (A related short story set eleven months earlier.)

Cover Design (C) Janet Edwards 2020, Cover Design by The Cover Collection.

Books In Brogan “This is a not to be missed addition to the Earth Girl series.” See review

Brainfluff “If you have read and enjoyed the Earth Girl trilogy and would like once more to dive back into that world, this collection comes highly recommended. And if you haven’t and want to know what all the fuss is about, then it is an ideal place to start. It reminded me all over again just why I became such a fan of Edwards’ writing.” See review

A huge apology for paperback readers that Earth Prime won’t appear in paperback until early 2021.

When I publish an ebook, the paperback usually follows about two months later. In the current world situation, I can publish ebooks relatively normally,  and my existing paperbacks seem to be available to buy with longer than usual delivery times, but publishing new paperbacks is a problem. Some steps in my usual paperback process are likely to take much longer than normal, while others may not be possible at all.

My deepest apologies that I’m therefore reluctantly delaying publishing the paperback of Earth Prime until early 2021 when I hope everything will be back to normal. Should it affect anyone’s decision on whether to wait for the paperback, this book is even longer than Borderline. I expect the paperback length to be at least 460 pages, and paperback printing costs depend on the number of pages, so this will be another higher-priced paperback.

32 Responses to EARTH PRIME

  1. Bookaholic says:

    I’m so happy to get something new to read from you. I wasn’t expecting Earth Prime so soon. 😍

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    • Maria says:

      Ahhhh!!

      When I saw that you had published it I knew immediately that I had to buy it. I’m so so in love with this series and all of its characters. Thank you so much for bringing them to life and I can’t wait to see what happens in the second half! Are we going to see fortuna in the second half or are you going to publish a series on fortuna itself with Jara in there? Thank you ☺️💖

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  2. EarthGirl says:

    Is the book going to be out on Kobo? I’m so excited!

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  3. Khris Y. says:

    I started on the portal future books a couple months ago, and this whole new universe been a wonderful escape from the pandemic. Thank you so much for bringing these characters and universe to life! Earth Prime is one definitely going to be a highlight of this month for me 😀 I hope you’re doing alright and are having a better second half of the year 🙂

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    • I’m pleased that you’ve been escaping the pandemic by hiding out in the Portal Future. 2020 still seems an ongoing disaster of a year, so I hope reading Earth Prime gives you some relief.

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  4. EllTorr99 says:

    Hello. Can you tell if google books version would be available?
    Thank you for your books. They are really inspiring, and they help me to get through the whole pandemic thing.

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    • I’m glad to hear the books are helping you during the ongoing nightmare of 2020. Earth Prime has cleared the publishing stage on google books so should hopefully be available to buy there soon.

      … And in fact the general search still seems to be loading but I’ve updated a direct link that seems to work.

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      • EllTorr99 says:

        Thank you very much! It seems like the problem was the search. The book gave me a lot to think about, but also more questions have arisen. I’m really looking for Military part 2 in hopes of leaning more about Beta

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  5. Ulrike R. M. says:

    Hello 🙂
    Just wanted to say that I´m super excited for this! Usually I wait for paperback, but considering the situation I´ll just go for e-book first and get the paperback later xD
    Love the Earth Girl series a lot, so I´m actually very happy the aftermath story collection will be in two parts :3 Also looking forward to hearing from other character´s point of view!

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    • Going for the ebook will certainly save you a long wait. I hope you enjoy the first collection about the archaeologists. There are some interesting things to come in the second collection about the Military as well. 🙂

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  6. gerbilfriend says:

    Just got the chance to read earth prime.

    It was a joy.

    I feel bad for the security agents. They try so hard.

    (loved the betting pool and thanks for another awesome book!)

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  7. I’m delighted you enjoyed it. 🙂

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  8. An says:

    Loved it! Thank you so much and am looking forward to the 2nd part! as well as any other books that you can get published before it. After reading Earth Prime I had to reread the Scavenger books!😁

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  9. Joel says:

    I have loved your books and reread most of them at least a dozen times over several years. I’ve always felt cheated when I learn I new book has been published, only to discover it turns out to be a groups of short stories. I prefer longer books as they usually are more detailed, opening enough side doors within the world that I can enjoy exploring, getting lost in and wondering about several times over. I was very excited to continue the Journey but my dislike of short stories left my bar of expectation low often most teens could high jump it during athletics carnivals.

    Earth Prime was Gold.

    I picked it up yesterday thinking I’d read one of the stories and became completely hooked. I loved the flow from one story teller to the next and the richness you revealed about the characters we’d had the chance to meet through the lens which Jarra saw her world.
    Somewhere through The End and The New Beginning my wife had to be quite determined to draw me back into our world to make and eat dinner. I stepped Briefly back into the Portal future before going to bed. I discovered the archeologists time zone problems were catching after stepping back into my world. Somehow it was after dawn. Unfortunately I didn’t even have any of out of the biorhythm adjustment meds Jarra hates.

    I think it has been my favorite of your books to read. I was enchanted by the way you spun the story.The richness of personality Earth Prime created as I listened to your characters open doors into their minds and motivating forces was captivating. You uncovered delights, intrigues & skeletons that had been hiding in the murky peripheries of how Jarra interpreted life. I have related to and loved the way Jarra is focused on and consumed by the story she sees playing out before. The different angles and scenes chosen for us to enjoy this story through has created a connection to this group of stories that captured my imagination. I can’t wait to read whatever project the creative side of your brain pushes to the front of the queue next.

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  10. What can I possibly say! I know from personal experience the pure joy of being totally sucked into a book so you lose all track of time. I’m glad that your wife made you stop to eat though, because Earth Prime is rather long. 😀

    It’s interesting to hear your thoughts on the collection. The Earth Girl trilogy was written solely from the narrow immersive viewpoint of Jarra. I set out to write a collection of stories that would give the reader a brief, wider look at the situation after Earth Flight from the viewpoint of a variety of characters.

    My aim was the rather ambitious one that each story would show an important moment for the character, reveal personal information or events that Jarra couldn’t know about, and also be part of an overall arc moving the situation forwards.

    It was great fun finally getting the chance to write about some of the things that I knew but Jarra didn’t, such as exactly why Dalmora looked depressed in Ark. However, it soon became clear that the collection was far too long for one book, so I’ve had to split it in two.

    I’m delighted that the overall arc of the stories still worked for you despite this only being the first book. You should hopefully like the way that arc continues in the second book.

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  11. Star says:

    I have some questions that I don’t think are very important over all, but I may have misjudged your intentions. I really don’t expect much of an answer, just yes, no, no comment or a very brief answer as I don’t want to take you away from your creative process. The questions are mostly just to fill in blanks on the wiki.

    1. What is Drago’s Mother’s name? In Hera 2781 she is mentioned as “the awe-inspiring Madrigal”, so one of your fans took that to mean that is her name, but I took it to mean a title or nickname, like Berrymore’s “the Great Profile” or Emily Dickinson’s “The Belle of Amherst” ….. is that what you meant?

    2. Is Drago an only child?

    3. The original Jarra Tell Morrath and Draco Tell Dramis’s parents were Male Dramis and Female Morrath, which one was a Tell?

    4. Is Bard Tell _____ last name a spoiler? If not, can you share it for the family tree? We already know from Kappa Sector 2788 that it isn’t Galad.

    5. Is Marack Tell Galad an only child?

    6. In The End, and the New Beginning – Capri says that there were 4 original Military Betan Clans, in the Earth Girl Trilogy the Ray and Tar Clans are mentioned so, along with the new clans mentioned, Bran and March, were Ray and Tar clans the other two original military clans?

    7. Will we ever hear from or about Captain Koulsy Mobele (Frontier) again?

    8. What is the problem with earth rabbits on Tethys?

    9. What size is an Asgard butterfly? Dinner plate size, size of a hand, or ?

    10. Any additional information about volcanoes of Pyrrhus? Are they still active in the 28th century? Do/did they effect the continent that humanity settled on? Or will there be a book/story where more details will or may appear?

    11. How long did the Runners and Changeling era last? c. 2420 to ——–?

    12. When was the ability to bounce signals over long distances without going through cross sector portals created / invented? Approximate century, decade or year is good enough? Used for pre-empts, military, medical and babies with Immune Syndrome (It was in use for the end of the 2nd Roman Empire in 2658)

    13. Type 4 portal intolerance: is there a Type 1, 2 and 3 portal intolerance?

    14. Does the Asgard Rabbit have paws or hoofs?

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  12. Hi Star,

    I had to laugh reading your questions because so many of them are going to be covered either in the next collection or other future books so have to be classed as spoilers. In at least one case, it’s more at the level of SPOILERS!!!!!!

    I’ll answer the few remaining ones.

    1. Madrigal is Drago’s mother’s first name. She has always used only her first name as a composer and is staggeringly famous. Most of humanity has heard of Madrigal.

    2. No. More details will appear in future publications.

    5. No. More details will appear in future publications.

    7. I hope so.

    8. It’s the same problem as rabbits in Australia.

    9 Big dinner plate.

    14. Asgard rabbits are alien creatures so they technically have neither, but the appearance of their feet is closer to a hoof. Not that you can usually see much of the hoof because they have shaggy feet like shire horses.

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    • Star says:

      Ha, I totally misjudged 😊 Thank you for you quick reply and what answers you could give. I am so looking forward to reading about the other answers!!!!!

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    • EllTorr99 says:

      OH MY GOD! I’m so excited!!!!!
      I’m so in love with Tell clan, and more of them to come. I can’t wait for new books to come.
      Thank you for creating such an amazing universe! It’s wonderful, and you don’t want to leave it. Returning to portal future books feels like coming home! Thank you very much!

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    • Kris Y. says:

      Hello! I’ve a question regarding Betan clans, if you don’t mind me asking:

      How is Betan clan membership passed down? Jarra is of the Tell clan since her father’s clan is ranked higher than her mother’s clan. But what would have happened if Jarra’s parents’ clans were of the same rank? Or if Jarra’s parents were part of a triad marriage? What if one genetic parent’s clan – as in Lolia’s case – is only a clan cluster, but other genetic parent is of a higher ranked clan?

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      • If one clan is higher ranked, then it’s normal for the children to belong to that clan, but this whole area gets spelled out in painstaking detail in the betrothal contract. Jarra gave up reading hers after clause 3, or she’d have discovered clause 9 specified exactly what would happen to her and Fian’s children in all possible circumstances including divorce, remarriage to each other, remarriage to someone else, divorce to allow remarriage to each other AND someone else, etc. Fian did read clause 9 and spent some considerable time making sure he understood it.

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      • Kris Y. says:

        Ah, that makes sense that clan membership would be spelled out there. And no wonder Fian is a good tag support! 😀

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  13. Sara says:

    Awesome!
    So I read Earth Prime when it first came out, but I haven’t actually written anything here because I wanted my response to be more than “Yaayyyyy!! I loved it so much,” which is still very true. I love the way you intertwined different character’s stories and connected events across series (or, well, hinted). Parts were so funny I laughed out loud the first time I read it, just like when I first read the Earth Girl trilogy. (There is a theme that Rono is hilarious, but its not just him.)
    It is also great to see a different view of the characters from what Jarra sees, and a different set of knowledge about your world. Even when I want to yell at the characters just to talk to each other, because Jarra has told the readers something she hasn’t told Fian, its great fun. Also, Portal Universe is intricate, I love it. I am so looking forward for whatever new perspectives, information, and chaos Earth Prime 2 brings.
    I also want to say how meaningful the discussion of disability, and more broadly societal oppression, was in The End and the New Beginning.

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    • I’m delighted that you loved the intertwining character’s stories of Earth Prime, and can quite understand you wanting to yell at Jarra. I often want to yell at her myself. 🙂

      The Portal Future is definitely intricate and there should be a lot more intertwining and mysterious hints in the second aftermath story collection.

      I’m especially glad the discussions of disability etc in The End and the New Beginning worked for you. I was in extreme danger of getting heavy-handed and letting too many personal issues into the bit about the official name issue. When I chose the official term to be Handicapped, I was thinking about an old real-life official term, educationally subnormal (ESN), which I hoped had been left in the past. When I was writing The End and the New Beginning, I was really annoyed to discover old material using that term was now appearing as ebooks. I’m relieved that annoyance didn’t mess up the relevant passages in The End and the New Beginning.

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