Petrina

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About the author:
Edward M. Grant spent his childhood in the South-West of Britain and studied Physics at Oxford, but now lives in Canada. He wrote magazine articles and worked on numerous indie movies in and around London, including co-writing a vampire feature that was later shot in California. He has travelled the world, been a VIP at several space shuttle launches, survived earthquakes and a tsunami, climbed Mt Fuji and visits nuclear explosion sites as a hobby.

He grew up on pulp horror and SF novels and still has a soft spot for both. However, his background as a physicist helps him write stories toward the harder end of the SF spectrum.

Petrina
 

A 2070 Novel

Authored by Edward M Grant

“Hello? Hello?” Sameer muttered into the suit mike. He'd tied the drone securely to the Big Momma with more ropes. It was damn cool, and if they survived, he was going to keep it as his personal toy.

He looked around the ship, and noticed the outer airlock hatch unlatch and begin to open. They clearly hadn't fully depressurized it first, because a thin spray of air and water vapour spewed out into space.

Followed by three bodies.

It's New Year's Eve, 2091. Party time at the Heavenly Retreat habitat, The Sleaziest Place In The Solar SystemTM.

Although his instincts tell him it's a scam, Brother Thomas hopes he has an easy job, collecting an exotic experience recording for the Abbot. But when he steps out of the monastery into the World, his blood-soaked past returns to haunt him.

Peter Kaine thinks he's found an easy job, tidying up after a messy divorce. But the unwritten rule of bounty hunting is that your second client is never as easy as the first.

The crew of the space freighter Big Momma think they've found an easy job, carrying cargo from the Heavenly Retreat to the backwater asteroid of Petrina. But life is never easy around the kind of passengers willing to pay for a cabin on their ship.




Publication Date:
2013-06-26
ISBN/EAN13:
1927549086 / 9781927549087
Page Count:
296
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5" x 8"
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Science Fiction / General




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