Good morning campbellsworld visitors and Bookworms everywhere.
Last night I was late sending out submission deadline reminders. So, I had to extend the time folks had to get their book reviews to me.
While we wait for everyone to get their work into me, I’ve decided to do what the bigwig network folks do, and that is to put on a rerun.
I decided to use the best of the best and repost Ann K Parson’s review from a couple Saturdays ago.
If you didn’t get a chance to pick up Ann’s magnificent book The Dimmies yet, now’s the perfect time to do it.
This morning I’ve a treat from Ann Parsons Author of, Science Fiction novel: The Demmies.
As I read this review, I began to understand a bit better why, Ann is such a fabulous Science Fiction writer.
Read this review, and you’ll find yourself barely being able to wait to read her most excellent work.
Be sure to read onward once you’ve read this fantastic book review to find out how you can buy, and enjoy Ann’s book as well.
***READER’S NOTE Ann read this book via the National Library For the Blind and Physically Handicap Talking-Book Program.
This review was also posted on the DB-Book Review List.
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First the NLS blurb.
Artemis: a novel DB89733
Weir, Andy. Reading time: 8 hours, 59 minutes.
Read by Rosario Dawson.
Jazz Bashara smuggles contraband into the moon city of Artemis as a way to make extra money. After she takes on a particularly lucrative job, however, she soon finds herself entangled in a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.
I found this book to be a breath of fresh air. Now I know that sounds strange when you consider that the city Artemis existed on canned air.
However, it is true. I loved this heroine. She is bright, brash, a bit on the thither side of honest, but she cares about her city and her friends and her family. She’s a sort of neutral-good thief/smuggler, and her morals when it comes to making money are slightly skewed, but when push comes to shove, Jas fights for The Good.
I just loved her, I have to say. She was unusual, and the things she did were unexpected. The book is fast paced and sometimes amusing, sometimes violent but always good humored.
Weir’s use of hard Science data makes this book believable. I learned a lot about vacuum and welding in a vacuum. I learned about how a domed city on the moon would have to be constructed and what kinds of equipment would have to be used to make it viable. This is the same hard data that made The Marsian believable. This is Science Fiction writing at its very best.
Ann K. Parsons
“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost.” JRRT
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MORE ON ANN…
A novel by Ann K. Parsons / C 2017 / 445 pages in print
In e-book ($3.99) and print ($17.95) from Amazon and multiple other online sellers.
The Demmies is also on Bookshare.
Full details, cover, author bio, and more: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
The demmies were the public’s darlings, but they led a double life. By day, they posed for pictures, were guests on TV shows, and helped to increase knowledge about genetic engineering by taking part in scientific experiments. By night, they faced Dr. Albert Lud’s unauthorized experiments and his torture.
Was there something better for the genetically engineered, foot-high humans? Could they escape? If they did, could they find food, shelter, and freedom from the ogre who tormented them? Could they trust any of the “big folk” to help them? These were some of the questions that kept Alex Kenyon awake at night.
His daughter Ruth wondered what made a human being. Was it size? Was it intelligence? Was it belief in God? What made her know she was a human being, even though only nine inches tall?
This is the story of how Alex’s and Ruth’s questions are answered.
A note from Leonore Dvorkin of DLD Books (www.dldbooks.com):
A marketing tip for any author is to take advantage of all possible personal connections: friends, family, work colleagues, church groups, book clubs and other clubs, alumni associations, etc. Ann Parsons took that advice and contacted her alma mater, Elmira College (in Elmira, New York) regarding her book. They responded with a wonderful notice about the book in their online alumni magazine. Go here to see it: https://www.elmira.edu/Student/Whats_happening/news/2017/12/Ann_Parsons.html
If this is not accessible to you, I can tell you what it includes. The headline is: “Alumna Authors Suspense Novel.” Following that is a large photo of the cover, a brief synopsis, a link to the novel on Amazon, and the link to the author’s website (provided above). An author could hardly ask for more. Thank you, Elmira College!