Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Guest Post on World Building +International Giveaway: Earth Girl by Janet Edwards

Hi guys! Today I'm featuring an author from UK who wrote one of my most favorite science fiction novels in the history of history: Earth Girl. Her story world is stunning, vibrant, and easy to fall inlove with. If you're an aspiring writer, take this chance to learn from Janet about world building:

Janet Edwards lives in England. As a child, she read everything she could get her hands on, including a huge amount of science fiction and fantasy. She studied Maths at Oxford, and went on to suffer years of writing unbearably complicated technical documents before deciding to write something that was fun for a change. She has a husband, a son, a lot of books, and an aversion to housework.

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Book Description:

Paperback, 358 pages
August 16, 2012, Harper Voyager

A sensational YA science fiction debut from an exciting new British author. Jarra is stuck on Earth while the rest of humanity portals around the universe. But can she prove to the norms that she’s more than just an Earth Girl?

2788. Only the handicapped live on Earth. While everyone else portals between worlds, 18-year-old Jarra is among the one in a thousand people born with an immune system that cannot survive on other planets. Sent to Earth at birth to save her life, she has been abandoned by her parents. She can’t travel to other worlds, but she can watch their vids, and she knows all the jokes they make. She’s an ‘ape’, a ‘throwback’, but this is one ape girl who won’t give in.

Jarra invents a fake background for herself – as a normal child of Military parents – and joins a class of norms that is on Earth to excavate the ruins of the old cities. When an ancient skyscraper collapses, burying another research team, Jarra’s role in their rescue puts her in the spotlight. No hiding at back of class now. To make life more complicated, she finds herself falling in love with one of her classmates – a norm from another planet. Somehow, she has to keep the deception going.

A freak solar storm strikes the atmosphere, and the class is ordered to portal off-world for safety – no problem for a real child of military parents, but fatal for Jarra. The storm is so bad that the crews of the orbiting solar arrays have to escape to planet below: the first landing from space in 600 years. And one is on collision course with their shelter.

Book Description:

Paperback, 374 pages
August 17, 2013, Harper Voyager

Sequel to Earth Girl.

18-year-old Jarra has a lot to prove. After being awarded one of the military’s highest honours for her role in a daring rescue attempt, Jarra finds herself – and her Ape status – in the spotlight. Jarra is one of the unlucky few born with an immune system that cannot survive on other planets. Derided as an ‘ape’ – a ‘throwback’ – by the rest of the universe, Jarra is on a mission to prove that Earth Girls are just as good as anyone else.

Except now the planet she loves is under threat by what could be humanity’s first ever alien contact. Jarra’s bravery – and specialist knowledge – will once again be at the centre of the maelstrom, but will the rest of the universe consider Earth worth fighting for?

What's up for grabs? A paperback of Earth Girl. I know it's hard to get your hands on this one since it's only available in the UK for now - it will be released in US soon - so this is your chance. :) Correction: Earth Girl is now out in the US, since March.

Open internationally!
You should be at least 13 years old.

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  1. Wow, this sounds really action-packed! Thanks for the giveaway:D

  2. Oh my, I've been pining for Earth Girl for so long because everyone seems to love it! I hope I win! Thank you for the international giveaway!

  3. Yes, I'm really excited!! I have this book on my tbr list since I first saw it. I love the cover and the blurb is so promising. I can't wait to read it. Thanks for the international giveaway.

  4. Oh my god, yes I am so excited! This sounds so unique and amazing! Thanks for the giveaway! :D

  5. EXCITED! Earth Girl is promising. I want my very own copy of it! :)

  6. I love Sci-Fi and the covers are really awesome. So, there are enough reasons for me to grab this book. :)

  7. Been hearing a lot of good things about Earth Girl and since it's a science fiction book, I'm definitely want to win this!