Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for the YA Science Fiction novel Shattered Sky by David Colby organized by YA Reads Blog Tours. On my stop, I have a guest post for you. Be sure to check out the rest of the stops here for other guest posts, excerpts, reviews, interviews, and more. There's also a giveaway at the bottom of this post, so be on the lookout for that. Happy reading!
(Lunar Cycle Book 2)
Young Adult, Science Fiction, Space Opera
Publishers Weekly calls Lunar Cycle Book 1 “Appealingly reminiscent of an updated Heinlein juvenile, it’s a story of wartime bravery, principles, and self-sacrifice.”
The year: 2068
The place: The war-torn and ecologically devastated Earth.
The objective: Survive.
Sixteen-year-old Drusilla Zhao has done the impossible and escaped the meat grinder of space warfare alive. Now she and her only remaining comrade, Jillian, are about to be rotated right back into the firing line, and away from Dru’s love, Sarah.
(Lunar Cycle Book 1)
The year: 2067
The place: Sun-Earth Lagrange Point L1, 1.5 million kilometers above the surface of the Earth.
The objective: Survive.
Sixteen-year-old Drusilla Zhao lives in the Hub, a space station used by the Chinese-American Alliance as a base to exploit Luna’s resources. Desperate to break free of the Alliance, a terrorist group from the Moon destroys the space elevator, space’s highway to Earth. In a flash, Dru’s parents are dead and she is cut off from her girlfriend Sarah on Earth.
The Alliance declares war against the Moon, conscripting Dru and all the youth of the Hub. Dru is forced to become a soldier fighting in the lethal vacuum of space. Can Dru survive lunar terrorist attacks and find her way home to Sarah?
About the Author:
David Colby is the author of the sci-fi novels Debris Dreams and Shattered Sky. A fan of old school sci-fi and tabletop roleplaying games, Colby started writing almost fifteen years ago. It went poorly. But despite these early setbacks, he continued to work and write and send out submissions until someone was mad enough to accept him. Currently living in Sunnyvale, California, David’s day job involves leaping in front of cars for fun and profit (he’s a crossing guard).
Playlist for Debris Dreams
This is, unfortunately, both easy and direct! Solar Echoes by Nigel John Stanford. It's a smooth, somewhat chilling techno soundtrack that can be smoothly slotted into my book. Ironically, I only heard it YEARS and years after I actually wrote the dang book when I played the game Children of a Dead Earth, which is so perfectly fitted to Debris Dreams that I think it inspired me by echoing backwards through time.