Greetings earthlings. Would you like to know more about the planet where I live?
One way is to read any of the Meniscus Seriesby Alexandra Tims.
On Meniscus we have:
three-eyed snakes, twelve feet long;
crawling carpets of carnivorous vegetation;
genetically altered humans with nictitating amethyst eyes.
You could buy the book … OR … You could win one! I am giving away four copies of Meniscus: South from Sintha at Goodreads from August 6, 2017 to August 14, 2017. No down-side … if you win (selection made by Goodreads), I’ll mail you, free of charge, a signed copy of my book. See the details below. Best of luck.
Meniscus: South from Sinthais FREE on Amazon (worldwide) for the next five days (June 1 to June 5).
Odymn wants the Slain to return his ‘aquisitions’ (a wolf-like Kotildi, a Grell-swallow chick, a beautiful human woman, a Dock-winder child and another genetically-enhanced Slain) to their homes. The Slain wants to try, to make Odymn happy, but the task might not be so easy!
The second book in the meniscus series is now available on Amazon, in Kindle and paperback formats! Meniscus: South from Sintha tells the continuing story of Odymn and the Slain.
On a planet where Humans are slaves, Odymn is free. Her companion, the Slain, was once a trader in sentient beings. Now, for love of Odymn, he has agreed to change his ways and to return his former captives to their homes. Together, he and Odymn travel the urban alleyways and wilderness woodlands of the Southern District of Prell-nan, risking everything. They must battle wild life, outsmart power-hungry Dock-winders and dodge the grasp of ruthless Gel-heads. But in spite of good intentions, will the Slain be able to right the wrongs of the past? Or will the consequences of his actions outweigh the good he and Odymn want to do?
In the second of the Meniscus series, South from Sintha tells the continuing story of Odymn and the Slain. Odymn loves her silent companion, but trying to help his former captives may be a challenge she did not anticipate.
You can try to mend the broken, to right the wrongs of the past, but sometimes you can`t go back.
I hope you will enjoy visiting the planet Meniscus, the setting for my six part science fiction adventure/romance series. The first book in the series is Meniscus: Crossing The Churn (March 2017).
… After an encounter with a wandering trader, a young woman escapes squalor and servitude with his help. As he helps her elude her former masters, she feels she has a hope for a new life. Her skills at parkour and foraging fit her well for a dangerous subsistence-based life and, in spite of his refusal to speak, she feels she has met her soul-mate. Follow Odymn and the Slain in their travels through the desert and wooded landscapes of Meniscus and discover their destination!
Meniscus: Crossing the Churn is available at Amazon.ca in paperback and Kindle formats here.
wingless insect, native to Meniscus; moves by floating on air currents
Have you wondered about those two black eyes tucked on the right side of my header image? They belong to an elginard, a woodland insect common in my stories about Meniscus.
The elginard is recurring symbol in my Meniscus books. It stands for those who do not feel in control of their lives, who have no idea where tomorrow will take them. The consideration of fate versus determinism is an underlying theme in the books. The elginards are inspired by the wooly aphids that drift on the wind in autumn in New Brunswick.
Some poetic excerpts about the elginard, from the Meniscus books:
From effervescence, droplets coalesce,drift like wingless elginards, purposeless, ephemeral.
………………(Book 1: Crossing The Churn)
Each with a flourish
of feathery hairs
to keep them aloft.
………………(Book 2: South from Sintha)
Now she watches drifting elginards.Like woolly-aphids on Earth,facsimiles of snowflake,predicting winter.
………………(Book 3: Winter by the Water-Climb)
Wounded yarneldrips sap to elginards.Waits for breezes to launch them to purposeless lives.
Welcome to the worlds I love to write about. And to the worlds I love to paint and draw.
I am a writer, primarily a poet. I am also an artist who illustrates my work.
I am author of a science-fiction adventure series. The first in the series Meniscus: Crossing The Churnis available in paperback and Kindle additions on Amazon here.
As I have published my work, I have realised – some of my writing and illustrations do not belong on earth. They should be out there, available to those of you who share my love of space travel and encounters with new worlds. This blog will help me reach out to you and share my ‘off planet’ work!