Janet Edwards Earth Star

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Earth Star

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Romance, science fiction, action, and a look at the false assumptions we make about others combine in this light-hearted, fun, and well-conceived science fiction future.

Only She Can Save the World. 

Eighteen-year-old Jarra has a lot to prove. After being awarded one of the military’s highest honors for her role in a daring rescue attempt, she 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, she 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 center of the maelstrom, but will the rest of the universe consider Earth worth fighting for?

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Janet Edwards is the author of Earth Girl (Pyr, March 2013). She grew up in prosaic England but also shared the lives of amazing people in fantastic worlds. Her guides were books written by authors, some still famous and some already forgotten. Those authors have hundreds of individual names, but they have one title in common. They were all Expert Dreamers. After growing bored with work involving tedious technical facts, Janet made a break for freedom through a magical wardrobe and is now training as an Apprentice Dreamer. She has a husband, a son, a lot of books, and an aversion to housework.

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Gr 8 Up—There is human life thriving off Earth on diverse planets in new sectors in the year 2790, but Jarra Tell Morrath has a unique challenge: she was born with an immune system that doesn't support her living outside Earth's atmosphere. An intelligent, dedicated history and archeology student, she begins her college career by hiding this fact from classmates. Soon, an accident casts her in the spotlight, and she is awarded the highest military honor. As a result, her secret is revealed, as are the deeply held prejudices of those around her. When Earth comes in contact with an unknown interstellar sphere, it is Jarra who is called upon by the military to help save Earth from possible annihilation. Nuanced, realistic characters, action-packed sequences, and a government that acts in the best interest of its people successfully work together to engross the reader. Edwards's invented slang goes from obnoxious to appropriate to catchy, just as its modern equivalent does, though British spellings and phrases could deter reluctant readers. Universal themes include fitting in, overcoming fears, and dealing with parents—but are not heavy-handed. Fans of Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game (Tor, 1985) and the Battlestar Gallatica television show will enjoy this space adventure.—Stephanie DeVincentis, Downers Grove North High School, IL

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