Natalie and El used to be writing critique partners, sharing their work chapter by chapter. Falling in love off-page was like the next part of the story. But after a huge falling out, three years have passed in bitter silence.
When they both appear at a science fiction convention in London, Natalie, a struggling writer, wants nothing to do with El, the hot debut novelist who sold her book at auction under a male pseudonym. But over the weekend, ignoring each other–and their attraction–proves impossible, not least because they have several panels together. Can El hope to atone for the mistakes of their past, and is Natalie willing to let hope fly?
If you’d like to support it a bit more, you can grab the collection of all three novellas in the collection Romancing the Page for around £4. Not a bad deal for 90k of work!
Also, I keep forgetting to post on here, but the US paperback of Goldilocks has come out recently, and it looks quite spiffy. So feel free to grab a copy or tell a friend! Despite quarantine and lockdown woes, it seems to have done all right, which I’m very pleased about. Grab it now!
The Earth is in environmental collapse. The future of humanity hangs in the balance. But a team of women are preparing to save it. Even if they’ll need to steal a spaceship to do it.
Despite increasing restrictions on the freedoms of women on Earth, Valerie Black is spearheading the first all-female mission to a planet in the Goldilocks Zone, where conditions are just right for human habitation.
The team is humanity’s last hope for survival, and Valerie has gathered the best women for the mission: an ace pilot who is one of the only astronauts ever to have gone to Mars; a brilliant engineer tasked with keeping the ship fully operational; and an experienced doctor to keep the crew alive. And then there’s Naomi Lovelace, Valerie’s surrogate daughter and the ship’s botanist, who has been waiting her whole life for an opportunity to step out of Valerie’s shadow and make a difference.
The problem is that they’re not the authorized crew, even if Valerie was the one to fully plan the voyage. When their mission is stolen from them, they steal the ship bound for the new planet.
But when things start going wrong on board, Naomi begins to suspect that someone is concealing a terrible secret — and realizes time for life on Earth may be running out faster than they feared . . .
The Martian by way of Handmaid’s Tale. For fans of The Power, Station Eleven & Vox.
In this inaugural interview of artists and scientists, Dr. Sinead Collins and Laura Lam interview YA author Lauren James, whose eco YA SF book Green Rising is out in September with HarperCollins, and Dr. Johanne Vad, whose work looks at animal behaviour around oil rigs. How do we think about eco regeneration? What sort of infrastructure will renewables need in the sea? What would you do if you started suddenly growing plants out of your fingers?
Pre-order Green Rising: https://laurenejames.co.uk/green-rising/
Join the Climate Fiction Writers’ League Newsletter: https://climate-fiction.org/
Changing Oceans: https://changingoceans.com/
Check out Scientist Rebellion! Scientists are standing up for climate change. See how you can get involved: https://scientistrebellion.com/science/