Shaune Lafferty Webb was born in Brisbane, Australia. Her father was an amateur astronomer and her eldest brother, an avid science fiction reader, so perhaps it was inevitable that she developed an early enthusiasm for writing speculative fiction.
After obtaining a degree in geology from the University of Queensland, Shaune subsequently worked in geochemical laboratories, exploration companies, and, while living in the United States, at a multinational scientific institute involved in exploration beneath the ocean floors.
Her short stories have appeared in AntipodeanSF, The Nautilus Engine, Blue Crow Magazine, and The Vandal and her novels, ‘Bus Stop on a Strange Loop’ and ‘Balanced in An Angel’s Eye’, were released in 2011 and 2012, respectively. Shaune hopes to see her fourth novel, 'Once a Dog', published in the near future. Meanwhile, she keeps herself busy writing the sequel to 'Cold Faith' and pandering to a pair of wayward canine companions.
Shaune lives in Brisbane with her husband, a research scientist.
In Kaitlin Garcia's world, the Unified States is constantly bombarded by severe storms. Kaitlin goes through a portal in order to implement her climate mitigation strategy before her world is rendered uninhabitable.
In Katherine Garcia's world, only draconian government control over the citizens has kept the droughts, floods, and diseases from killing them. Katherine goes through a portal seeking nuclear fusion, the key to throwing off the oppressive governmental yoke.
When the actions of the three Kats start to unravel their universes, can they join forces and save them all?
Her baby girl fell down to Earth a year ago. An airship full of sailors docks and her uncle demands Akeli get a new baby for the good of the clan.
Her cousins know all about wooing men. They always outshine quiet Akeli. But not today.
A familiar story of village life in a most unfamiliar village.
The promise he made to his dying mother prevents him from doing the dirty activities most in his position would do to survive. Jim becomes a mercenary, not to get back at those who wronged him, but hoping to work his way up into some semblance of safety. But if his increasing responsibilities put him in a position of income-generating revenge, so much the better. However, his constant interference doesn't go unnoticed and his luck can't protect him forever...
When the child of Rab’s adopted son disappears and the Kun’s settlement comes under siege, an unlikely friend surfaces and events are set in motion that will shatter perceptions and radically shift the course of the future.
“Good Omens . . . is something like what would have happened if Thomas Pynchon, Tom Robbins and Don DeLillo had collaborated. Lots of literary inventiveness in the plotting and chunks of very good writing and characterization. It’s a wow. It would make one hell of a movie. Or a heavenly one. Take your pick.”—Washington Post
According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.
So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.
And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .