Mission Improbable by J.J. Green

BookCover-ebookMission Improbable

Science Fiction

In the deepest reaches of the galaxy there are places and beings that aren’t impossible, just very, very improbable.

Carrie Hatchett is a low-achieving daydreamer, and the last person on Earth who should be resolving disputes for the Transgalactic Council. After providing a good home for her butt-ugly dog and psychotic cat, her biggest challenge in life is to avoid being fired, again.

 

But a strange green mist sucks her beneath her kitchen sink, and an unusual clerical error leads to an offer she foolishly doesn’t refuse.

In settling a conflict between the mechanical placktoids and the mysterious oootoon, Carrie reveals a threat to the entire galaxy.

Mission Improbable is Book One in the light-hearted, fast-paced Carrie Hatchett Space Adventures series.

Reviews:
1)
Fans of serial science fiction rejoice! Here is the author you have been waiting for.

A fast and fun read, Mission: Improbable introduces readers to Carrie Hatchet, a forgetful mess of a woman who finds herself working by night as a Transgalactic Intercultural Community Crisis Liaison Officer, which is every bit as fun as it sounds. Full of humor, suspense, and an original cast of humans and aliens alike, Mission: Improbable sets the stage for what promises to be an exciting space adventure series.

2)
I really enjoyed this book in the same way I enjoy the Artemis Fowl books. It caused me to laugh out loud a number of times. I’m in the habit of reading as I eat breakfast and dinner, and once I sort of spit out my drink. Like the Artemis Fowl books, although it is funny and has a great cast of zany characters, the conflict of the story is written quite seriously. Without giving anything away, it revolves around two alien species at war. One is bombing the other and one has been taking hostages. This plot and its resolution is surprisingly meaningful. You sort of have a laugh, but then turn around and think, “Well, that was actually quite deep.” The nature of the different types of aliens is also very creative. Very original.

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Fascinated by the unusual and unknown since childhood, J.J. Green first departed the U.K. as a young adult and has lived in Australia and Laos as well as her current abode, Taiwan. Her choice of writing genre reflects her interests and includes science fiction, fantasy, weird, dark and humorous tales.

The Healer by Jeffrey G. Roberts

Front2The Healer, is a science fiction novel set in the year 2181. Dr. Reynolds Cully is awarded a Harvard grant to travel to Mars with his family. His assignment is to research the physiology of an ancient race there, now long extinct. All their recorded history lies within the titanic edifice known as The Face on Mars. But while there, authorities discover an eons old Martian time/space travel device. This is apparently how they explored the universe, when dinosaurs still ruled our Earth. But a mystery has always intrigued him: he is granted a National Science Foundation grant to use the ancient device, and travel to Earth in the year 2013, to try and solve the medical mystery known as The Great Alaskan Plague of 2012. Eventually he does reveal the cause. But unbeknownst to him, back in 2181 Mars, a sinister group of religious zealots known as the Creation Purity Brigade, believe unearthing of Martian artifacts and cultural icons is sacrilege and blasphemy to Judeo-Christianity. And they blow up the time/space travel apparatus! Dr. Cully is now stranded in a violent & primitive world – ours; 168 years and 150 million miles from his wife & children. How will he survive? How will he heal using 22nd century technology, without exposing his real identity; and possibly altering the course of history in doing so? It is a crisis of conscience he must grapple with. But he has no choice. For he is – THE HEALER.

 Jeffrey G. Roberts gained a life-long interest in Mars while pursuing writing & history degrees at Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, Arizona. Flagstaff is the home of the Astrogeology Branch of the U.S. Geological Service. They were the 1st to receive transmitted images of Mars from the early Mariner missions. Mr. Roberts was able to secure almost all the photo-mosaic maps of the planet.
In July of 1976 Viking 2 photographed something quite extraordinary: a human-like face over a third of a mile high, staring up into the cosmos. And he wondered – who built it, and why? And what would happen if Man’s venal and intolerant nature were ever allowed to rear its ugly head there, too?
A love of aerospace, the future of technology, and a gnawing fear that the public has not been told the truth about the Face on Mars, prompted Jeffrey G. Roberts to write a hypothetical scenario based on these fears – THE HEALER.
Now – you have to ask yourself: what will we really find when we land there? And what happens when a sinister group starts to take root there? For what it will do to one man, will change everything – for everyone!
You’ll never look at the night sky in the same way again.

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It will make you think – What if?
By Rukia the Reader on May 21, 2015
 As I am relatively new to reading books in the sci-fi genre I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly I was not only intrigued by the developing plot in THE HEALER, but also increasingly curious about the characteristics of Dr. Reynolds Cully. The story, which does jump around a little and so demands strict attention from the reader, Incorporates a mixture of time travel, investigations of the planet Mars in the future and the discovery that Martians not only existed, but used time travel. There are religious elements to the storyline which are written in sympathetically. Overall it is an entertaining read which will make you think – what if?

“The story-line is wonderfully articulated and very intriguing. Each line in this tale is so worthy to be read – it’s like a juicy piece of meat on a bone that you just don’t want to ever finish. THE HEALER is a must-read that will keep you coming back to re-read it. The plot is so captivating it will cause you to immerse yourself in the imaginative and well-written tale of this extraordinary science fiction masterpiece! I would love to experience this in film! I think Jeffrey G. Roberts should definitely explore this option. Also, a sequel would be the icing on the cake to this creativity.” (@Victory Reviews)

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9589208I was born in New York City, and raised in New York and South Florida. I attended Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, Arizona, where I received degrees in history and writing. I have had  short stories published in several magazines, and have 2 novels on Amazon – THE HEALER and CHERRIES IN WINTER. My genres are science fiction, horror, fantasy, comedy, and fantasy/comedy. I reside in Tucson, Arizona.

Tacenda by Christine Jayne Vann

Tacenda
Tacenda_900Science fiction

Life isn’t easy when you don’t own yourself, not all humans are aware that other species exist, and your ship is semi-sentient. Kerris and Arucken are an interspecies messenger team, tasked with aiding communication across the galaxy. Haunted by the grief of her sister’s murder and stranded, Kerris must discover who is stealing the minds of children.

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Christine Jayne Vann was born in the Outer Hebrides and is a multi-genre author.

Christine works as a web developer, and lives in Oxfordshire with her family, hedgehog and various squirrels. She runs the exotic pet resource website Crittery, and also enjoys geocaching.

Nyxe by Jedaiah Ramnarine

nyxe_jedaiahramnarineNyxe… a genetically enhanced young woman awakens in an underground facility where she discovers a mission left behind by her forefathers – rebuild the earth.

After waking up nearly 400 years into the future at an underground research facility long after our world destroyed itself, Nyxe finds herself alone and abandoned. The only candidate left to rebuild our shattered world with the help of an Artificial Intelligence designated to be her caretaker.

Chances of her rebuilding our world alone though? Slim, maybe none. From the hardships of uncovering our dark history to the battles ahead in reconstructing a colony capable of sustaining human life – Nyxe, the girl once known as ‘Test Subject 17’ has her work cut out for her with no other option but to press on no matter how turbulent the storm gets.

Determined and sure yet still human – can this woman really be the only hope mankind has left?

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This book embodies art, science, creativity, and just nothing but plain genius! To say that it’s a great read would be an understatement!!!! Love it!!!!

Mentally stimulating, and a good read. Nyxe puts in a whole different perspective of the post-apocalyptic genre. At 156 pages, I was right in the middle of the story the whole time, and I couldn’t put the book down to save my life

If you didn’t get a chance to catch the box-office smash “Lucy” well, do not miss out on Nyxe; she could easily stand toe to toe with the aforementioned heroine. The author has a definite voice and this is not another predictable “impending doomsday” story.

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(Please note that Nyxe is a bestseller in AU)

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Author Bio:
Founder of the Psi.Raise Creative Studios, Jedaiah Ramnarine is an author, filmmaker, editor and producer. His work stretches on youtube, from collaborations with Omnispawna and more. Head over to http://www.psiraise.com for more information.

Journey Back To Threa

Old Worlds And New Worlds Trilogy Book 1 Journey Back To Threa by Cindy Cowles
For two thousand years, there has been a spaceship hidden on the dark side of the moon. Very few know of its existence, and only one has known its location. That one was High Councilwoman and Captain Estelle Morgan, Lacy’s grandmother and one of the original survivors from the planet Threa. When Lacy’s grandmother chooses not to Rebirth again and passes away, Lacy inherits the house, a tantalizing letter about humanity’s true origins and…a FTL spaceship called Pegasus I. Forced to flee when her home is invaded by a group called the Chosen, and her life and the lives of her three closest friends are threatened, Lacy brings her friends aboard an atmospheric hopper – a small transport meant to shuttle explorers from Pegasus I to a planet’s surface and back – and escapes just in time. Now she’s taking them on the trip of a lifetime, going on a Journey Back To Threa.

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2013-05-26 15.03.25Author Bio – Cindy Cowles was born in Louisiana. She has driven trucks over the road, sold tickets for a traveling carnival and even drove a dump truck to gather corn from a corn field before settling in Oklahoma where she drove for a construction company. Now she lives in North Louisiana again, and she spends time with her grandson when she’s not writing. She shares a home with her boyfriend, two grown kids, a grandchild, and several cats.

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Weatherhead by J. M. Hushour

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Nine months after his wife’s death, a man is abducted from his house by a band of violent thieves and taken to a nightmarish city called Weatherhead. There he falls under the dark attentions of the cruel, despotic ruler of the city: the wife he thought dead.
This a love story between a person still living and a person still dead. It is also a hate story between the same, a violent story populated with all manner of ruffians, crimes, running street battles between Love and Hate (a particularly nasty bunch who hang out at soda fountains and dress terribly) and knife-fights between mourning and evening spouses. It is a story of how we remember those who are lost, and how we rebuild those who shattered in life. If life is a place in which we die, what does that make death?

A representative review:

To paraphrase Cixous, reading this novel is like walking on a dizzying silence reading one word after another on emptiness. She actually said that about the writing process itself but here it applies to this strange, savage landscape that Hushour has brought to life. Amongst the phantasmagoria and humor there is an unease, the feeling that the ground will give way beneath you or that you will fall into the maw of the sky. The author has a Kubrickian claustrophobia and his love of mazes as well, not only borne out by the topography of Weatherhead itself but in the labyrinth’s of his character’s souls. This is a big work that invites you to live in it a while, to try on its weird garments and act differently in the face of the world’s chaos
Remember when you were just outside Barstow in Bat Country? Remember when you suckled on Mugwump jism in Tangiers or peeled the layers of Calvino’s Venice? Remember getting caught in the geometry of Pynchon or the poetry and meditation of Lispector? Remember discovering the gentle melancholy of Georges Perec? Remember Weatherhead. Relish the terror of existence.
To quote Cixous more directly, “I learned infinity limits love. One must never stop giving it limits to devour.”

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Weatherhead by J. M. Hushour

Weatherhead by J.M. Hushour
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Nine months after his wife’s death, a man is abducted from his house by a band of violent thieves and taken to a nightmarish city called Weatherhead. There he falls under the dark attentions of the cruel, despotic ruler of the city: the wife he thought dead.
This a love story between a person still living and a person still dead. It is also a hate story between the same, a violent story populated with all manner of ruffians, crimes, running street battles between Love and Hate (a particularly nasty bunch who hang out at soda fountains and dress terribly) and knife-fights between mourning and evening spouses. It is a story of how we remember those who are lost, and how we rebuild those who shattered in life. If life is a place in which we die, what does that make death?

Literary fiction, speculative fiction, science fiction

A representative review:

To paraphrase Cixous, reading this novel is like walking on a dizzying silence reading one word after another on emptiness. She actually said that about the writing process itself but here it applies to this strange, savage landscape that Hushour has brought to life. Amongst the phantasmagoria and humor there is an unease, the feeling that the ground will give way beneath you or that you will fall into the maw of the sky. The author has a Kubrickian claustrophobia and his love of mazes as well, not only borne out by the topography of Weatherhead itself but in the labyrinth’s of his character’s souls. This is a big work that invites you to live in it a while, to try on its weird garments and act differently in the face of the world’s chaos
Remember when you were just outside Barstow in Bat Country? Remember when you suckled on Mugwump jism in Tangiers or peeled the layers of Calvino’s Venice? Remember getting caught in the geometry of Pynchon or the poetry and meditation of Lispector? Remember discovering the gentle melancholy of Georges Perec? Remember Weatherhead. Relish the terror of existence.
To quote Cixous more directly, “I learned infinity limits love. One must never stop giving it limits to devour.”

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