Earth and Fire: An Earth Girl Novella

Wallam-Crane Press
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Into the fire! In the year 2788, only the handicapped live on Earth. While everyone else uses interstellar portals to travel between hundreds of colony worlds, 17-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, abandoned by her parents to be raised a ward of Hospital Earth, she lives a regimented life in one of their impersonal residences.
Tortured by the knowledge the stars are forever out of her reach, Jarra dreams of learning to fly a plane so she can at least make the skies of Earth her own. She gets her chance to become a qualified pilot, but learning to fly turns out to be far more difficult and dangerous than she imagined, sending her into a literal trial by fire.

EARTH AND FIRE is a prequel novella, set in the distant future of the Earth Girl trilogy (Earth Girl, Earth Star, and Earth Flight).

Note that the first two chapters of EARTH AND FIRE have appeared as the title story in the EARTH 2788 short story collection. The other fifteen chapters are entirely new.
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About the author

Janet Edwards lives in England and writes science fiction. 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. Find out more at Janet's website. www.janetedwards.com

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Publisher
Wallam-Crane Press
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Published on
Jul 30, 2015
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Pages
152
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Exploration
Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
Juvenile Fiction / Science Fiction
Young Adult Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
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EARTH 2788 – Short story. Jarra trespasses on forbidden ground. Note that this short story has since been continued to become the full length novella EARTH AND FIRE.

ALPHA SECTOR 2788 - Short story. Dalmora's sheltered life is about to change.

BETA SECTOR 2788 - A novelette. Lolia's marriage is falling apart. 

GAMMA SECTOR 2788 -Short story. Krath's life is literally on the scrap heap.

DELTA SECTOR 2788 - Short story. Fian's father is planning his future for him, but Fian has his own ideas.

EPSILON SECTOR 2788 - Short story. On a frontier planet, Amalie is considering possible husbands.

KAPPA SECTOR 2788 - A novelette. As he hands over a new world to its first colonists, Colonel Riak Torrek plans to retire.

ZETA SECTOR 2788 - A novelette. The heroic Major Drago Tell Dramis has finally found something that scares him.

Cover art by Alex Storer
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