Captain Luta Paixon of the far trader Tane Ikai needs to know why she looks like a woman in her thirties–even though she’s actually eighty-four. She isn’t the only one desperate for that information.
The explanation might lie with her geneticist mother, who disappeared over sixty years ago, but even if her mother is still alive, it’s proving to be no small task to track her down in the vast, wormhole-ridden expanse of Nearspace. With the ruthless PrimeCorp bent on obtaining Luta’s DNA at any cost, her ninety-year-old husband asking for one last favor, and her estranged daughter locking horns with her at every turn, Luta’s search for answers will take her to the furthest reaches of space–and deep inside her own heart.
Novel | 285 pages
Formats: Trade Paperback (ISBN 978-0-9918369-5-6), Ebook (ISBN 978-0-9918369-6-3)
Publisher: Tyche Books
Published: November 2013
Cover Artist: Ashley Walters
Genres: Science Fiction, Space Opera
Awards & Notables: Alberta Book Publishers Speculative Fiction Book of the Year, Amazon Category Bestseller
Print Edition (autographed, personalized, and shipped within Canada): $29.95 (Please contact me via this form to order a copy)
Reviews & Comments
“A quest for the secrets of medical immortality across an interplanetary stage–an excellent debut novel by Canadian author Sherry D. Ramsey.” ~ Steve Stanton, author of The Bloodlight Chronicles
“Luta is smart, loyal and a bit of a rebel.” ~ Bea’s Book Nook. Read the entire review.
“Debut novelist Ramsey uses classic science fiction tropes, but her setting cradles a more personal story of family trust and conflict.” ~ Publisher’s Weekly. Read the entire review.
“…it scores well on the page-turner scale…” ~ 5-Star Amazon review. Read the entire review.
“It was so refreshing to have a real, believable, female main character in such a powerful role.” ~ 5-star Goodreads review. Read the entire review.
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