Meniscus: Meeting of Minds

When Daniel, the Slain, rescues his wife, Odymn, from the clutches of the Dock-winders, he is bewildered to discover: Odymn does not know him. She does does not remember the last twelve years of her life.

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For the reader, Meeting of Minds means seeing the alien planet of Meniscus through Odymn’s eyes as if for the first time.

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For those who have read the earlier books, this means knowing more than the protagonist. The reader knows Odymn should not wander by herself in the woodland. She should not eat that weird plant. Water will not go down the throat so easily as on Earth. If she only knew, she can trust Daniel, the Slain.

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For those who have not read the series before, this is a great book to break in to the story. You can see this weird, dangerous world through Odymn’s eyes and get to know the characters she meets.

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Meniscus: Meeting of Minds is the ninth book in the science fiction series. It is now available through Amazon (just click here) or, if you live in the Fredericton area, in Westminster Books.

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All my best,

Alexandra ( a.k.a. Jane)

Meeting of Minds

You wake.

You are in an unfamiliar world where the trees have glandular bark…

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and the plants on the forest floor drip acidic sap…

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there are two moons in the sky at night…

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you try to take a drink of water, but it effervesces in your throat and refuses to be swallowed…

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and the man beside you claims he is your husband, but you have never seen him before…

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you do have vague memories of a purple creature with a long neck, speaking in rapid clicks and consonants, stealing your memories…

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So you can empathize with Odymn,

and look forward to seeing how she reacts to the strange world of Meniscus…

A quick read, illustrated, lots of romance and adventure…

Meniscus: Meeting of Minds

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book nine of the Meniscus Science Fiction Series

a dystopian saga, on a planet far from home…

paperback or ebook available here

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all my best

Alexandra (a.k.a. Jane)

Reminder: Free e-book science fiction

Get your free e-ook copy of Meniscus: Oral Traditions on Amazon.com from December 7 (Monday) to December 11 (Friday). The book is written in narrative poetry and is illustrated with my drawings. It is a quick read and includes maps, a glossary and a Gel-speak dictionary. Just click here.

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This is a story about Tagret who is waking on the alien planet Meniscus for the first time. Perhaps strangest of all her encounters is with the Slain, Rist, who saves her from an unsavory attack by a Gel-head. Rist is likeable and someone Tagret thinks she could make a life with. But Rist has a secret.

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All my best. Hope you enjoy the story!

Alexandra ( a.k.a. Jane)

Meniscus: The Knife now available in e-book

Meniscus: The Knife, next book in the science fiction series about planet Meniscus, is now available in paperback and e-book. Just click here to order the book on Amazon.

This is the story of Tagret and her quest to save Rist, the man she loves, from certain death at the hands of the Brotherhood.

On her journey, Tagret will encounter dangerous geysers and the half-inundated city of Nebul-nan. As always, the book includes maps, a glossary, a Gel-speak dictionary, a character guide and my original illustrations.

a map of Tagret’s travels

I hope you enjoy the book!

All my best,

Alexandra (a.k.a. Jane)

Meniscus: The Knife available today!

What is a Hooplore? Find out how the Hooplore help Tagret in her quest to find and save Rist. https://www.amazon.ca/Meniscus-Knife-Alexandra-Tims/dp/B08M2KBKN5

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Meniscus: The Knife science fiction adventure is available today from Amazon in paperback.

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I will have copies to distribute in the Fredericton, New Brunswick, area by November 20. If you prefer e-books, the Kindle version will be available by November 4.

All my best,

Alexandra Tims

a.k.a. Jane

New book in the Meniscus Series – available soon

The next book in the Meniscus Series will be available in six days. Meniscus: The Knife continues the story of Tagret and Rist. Tagret goes on a quest to rescue Rist from the Brotherhood.

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Tagret is brave and resourceful … armed with her knowledge of chemistry and her love for Rist, she will overcome the dangers of Meniscus and seek the help of some very unlikely allies to rescue Rist and bring him home.

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In this book you will get a better look at the Hooplore. Shaped like forkfuls of spaghetti and able to communicate telepathically, the Hooplore will show up just when circumstances are desperate.

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Meniscus: The Knife is the 8th in the science fiction series.

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Meniscus: The Knife will be available October 30, 2020 on Amazon. The countdown is on!

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All my best,

stay safe,

Alexandra ( a.k.a. Jane)

Meniscus: The Knife … Getting the cover ready!

The next book in the Meniscus Science Fiction Series will be released in October. Meniscus: The Knife is ready to go, except for my two scheduled beta-reads and format of the final cover.

The theme for the cover comes from a drawing I did for Meniscus: Oral Traditions. The drawing shows a trio of Dock-winders and a lone Hooplore travelling towards the mountains known as The Flames and The Knife. A lot of my new book takes place on the road to Nebul-nan.

The temporary cover for Meniscus: The Knife shows this drawing.

Today, I finished the painting based on the drawing. It still needs the touch of a professional photographer but this is a poor photo of the finished painting.

And here is what it will look like on the final cover.

Meniscus: The Knife tells the story of Tagret’s quest to find Rist and rescue him from the Brotherhood. Lots of action, twists and turns. The book also includes the story of Don’est (a Dock-winder child) and her quest to fit in with the Humans of Themble Hill.

Soon I’ll post the release date for Meniscus: The Knife.

Stay safe!

All my best!

Alexandra ( a.k.a. Jane)

Next book in the Meniscus Series… Meniscus: The Knife

The next book in the Meniscus Science Fiction Series is in production. Meniscus: The Knife has been written and edited and is in the process of illustration. The book will be available by October 1, 2020.

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Meniscus: The Knife continues the story of Tagret and Rist. Tagret sets off on a dangerous and deadly mission to rescue Rist who she knows is in trouble. Only her skills as a chemist will make Tagret’s journey possible. And if she finds Rist, can she save him from the terrible justice of the Fraternity?

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Keep checking, as I will be publishing some of the illustrations for the story here at offplanet.

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All my best, Alexandra

Book Release . . . Meniscus: Encounter with the Emenpod

The next book in the Meniscus Science Fiction Series is out!!!! Meniscus: Encounter with the Emenpod is available in paperback and e-book here.

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Told as narrative poetry, Meniscus will take you on a new kind of science fiction adventure. The story is illustrated with my pencil drawings. In each book you will also find maps, a glossary of alien plants and animals, and an alien language dictionary.

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… In the seventh book of the Meniscus series, Encounter with the Emenpod tells the story of the reconstruction of Themble Hill after a sink-hole devastates the community.

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'hovel on the edge of the sinkhole'paperback

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After a sink-hole forms beneath the Village of Themble Hill, the Humans must find a way to mourn the dead, help the injured and re-build the stricken community. When the Dock-winder child, Don’est, disappears, those who are able join in the search, leaving the task of re-building to the future. However, the Humans are not alone in their endeavors. Mysterious lights suggest the ancient Builders have returned. As the Humans watch, the Village is re-constructed, wall by wall. But it will take the Human heart to turn these marble houses into homes.

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The story is partly adventure (Don’est the alien child has disappeared and must be found) and partly love story (Tagret and Rist love one-another, but Rist has taken a vow).

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I know you will enjoy this book, even if it is your first read in the Meniscus Series!

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Click here to have a better look.

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All my best

 

Alexandra

meet an alien deity

This week, my new science fiction book will be released. Meniscus: Encounter with the Emenpod is the seventh book in the Meniscus Series.

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The Emenpod, the Builders, have been mentioned throughout the series. Many times, the Humans in the book encounter interesting landscape features: stair cases built within cliff faces and limestone caves, floating mats of vegetation hovering above the desert, tunnels beneath the impassable Churn. The aliens of Meniscus speak of the Builders as though they are deities.

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The stairway within the ‘stack’ was built by the Emenpod.

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In Encounter with the Emenpod, the Humans of Themble Hill face horrible difficulties. Their village has been destroyed by a sink-hole, their people have been injured and some killed, and the young alien child in their community, Don’est) is missing. She is an unlikable child, so hard to understand, but she is lost where dangerous creatures roam the woodlands.

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Almost immediately there are signs a benevolent force is helping the Humans. A strange green light has begun to rebuild the Village of Themble Hill. But when the Humans encounter De-al, a manifestation of the Emenpod, they realize the assistance of the Emenpod comes with consequences.

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Meniscus: Encounter with the Emenpod

cover image by Jane Tims

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Look for the book on Amazon on March 3, 2020 here

(Link will take you to the most recent book in the series Meniscus: Oral Traditions.)

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All my best,

Alexandra