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Free Novel Saturday: Star Song, the final two chapters

Every Saturday I've been posting a chapter or two of my young adult science fiction novel Star Song...and here, at last, is the thrilling (I hope) conclusion! First visit? The whole thing starts here with Chapter 1 and an explanation. Enjoy! Star Song By Edward Willett Chapter 30 “How?” Tevera cried. “I don’t know. It doesn’t matter. He’s here.” They had lost, Kriss knew bitterly. Gemfire was heavily armed; the Thaylia, though she carried weapons, could not hope to stand against the golden ship’s firepower. They could do nothing to stop Vorlick from taking the fortress. But ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 10:12, April 6th, 2013 under Blog, Books, Writing and Editing | Comment now »

My Aurora-eligible short story “A Little Space Music”

The deadline for nominations for the Aurora Awards, for the best Canadian speculative fiction, is just two weeks away (April 15)...so naturally I'm only now getting around to making my only Aurora eligible work of the year available online for potential nominators to read. Still, 'tis better to have posted the story and not be nominated than never to have posted the story at all, so without further ado, my humorous SF story "A Little Space Music," which appeared in the Spring 2012 issue of On Spec magazine (the cover art for which, posted at left, is by P. John Burden.) Should you wish to nominate it for an Aurora ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 9:14, April 2nd, 2013 under Blog, Writing and Editing | Comment now »

Free Novel Saturday: Star Song, Chapters 28 & 29

Every Saturday I post a chapter or two of my young adult science fiction novel Star Song. Coming in in the middle? The whole thing starts here with Chapter 1 and an explanation. Enjoy! Star Song By Edward Willett Chapter 29 Kriss slammed his fist on the table. “Nothing!” It was late the next day, and for several hours he, Tevera and Andru had been sequestered in a conference room one level below the Thaylia’s bridge, reviewing Family records for data on the planets where the Library had indicated the alien fortress might ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 11:10, March 30th, 2013 under Blog, Books, Writing and Editing | Comment now »

Free Novel Saturday: Star Song, Chapter 26 & 27

Every Saturday I post a chapter or two of my young adult science fiction novel Star Song. Coming in in the middle? The whole thing starts here with Chapter 1 and an explanation. Enjoy! Star Song By Edward Willett Chapter 27 Kriss stared at her, speechless, until Andru leaned into view from the driver’s seat and said dryly, “I suggest you accept the offer. The real customs officials are probably boarding Vorlick’s ship about now.” “Uh, sorry.” Kriss quickly opened the door and climbed in beside Tevera, but found he couldn’t look at ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 9:40, March 23rd, 2013 under Blog, Books | Comment now »

Free Novel Saturday: Star Song, Chapters 24 & 25

Every Saturday I post a chapter or two of my young adult science fiction novel Star Song. Coming in in the middle? The whole thing starts here with Chapter 1 and an explanation. Enjoy! Star Song By Edward Willett Chapter 24 “I sense you are now alone, Kriss Lemarc,” said the Library. “Do you wish to view all of your parents’ records, or do you have a specific area of interest?” “What do the records include?” “Besides vital statistics and financial records, they consist primarily of diaries and logs from archaeological expeditions.” “How long would ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 9:37, March 16th, 2013 under Blog, Books | Comment now »

Free Novel Saturday: Star Song, Chapters 22 & 23

Every Saturday I post a chapter or two of my young adult science fiction novel Star Song. Coming in in the middle? The whole thing starts here with Chapter 1 and an explanation. Enjoy! Star Song By Edward Willett Chapter 22 Kriss’s captors carried him to a dark warehouse at the edge of the field, through a creaking door and into a musty room, empty except for a few broken crates. They dumped him on the floor, then one closed the door and the other turned on the lights. One of the men ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 9:29, March 9th, 2013 under Blog, Books | Comment now »

Free Novel Saturday: Star Song, Chapters 20 & 21

Every Saturday I post a chapter or two of my young adult science fiction novel Star Song. Coming in in the middle? The whole thing starts here with Chapter 1 and an explanation. Enjoy! Star Song By Edward Willett Chapter 20 That night Kriss took up the touchlyre for the first time since leaving Farr’s World. He uncovered the instrument and let it float freely, slowly spinning, in the centre of his cabin, watching the light play across each surface, glowing in the polished wood, shining on the burnished copper, glittering off each ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 10:00, March 2nd, 2013 under Blog, Books | Comment now »

Free Novel Saturday: Star Song, Chapters 16 & 17

Every Saturday I post a chapter or two of my young adult science fiction novel Star Song. Coming in in the middle? The whole thing starts here with Chapter 1 and an explanation. Enjoy! Star Song By Edward Willett Chapter 16 Kriss pulled Tevera to him, but she struggled free and stood defiant. Andru, Rigel and Nicora’s guards surged forward, but the threat of the beamers stopped them. Vorlick himself carried no weapon. A blistered streak of red flesh marked his left cheek, and his once-immaculate suit dripped muddy water onto the hardwood floor as he strode ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 9:34, February 16th, 2013 under Books, Writing and Editing | Comment now »

Free Novel Saturday: Star Song, Chapter 14 & 15

Every Saturday I post a chapter or two of my young adult science fiction novel Star Song. Coming in in the middle? The whole thing starts here with Chapter 1 and an explanation. Enjoy! Star Song By Edward Willett Chapter 14 Andru crossed to her at once. Beside him the old woman looked almost doll-like, but Andru bowed his head with great respect. “Captain Nicora.” Her lined face remained stern as she nodded back. “Andru.” “Please sit down.” He indicated a table near the bar, and she glided toward it in stately fashion, her ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 10:26, February 9th, 2013 under Blog, Books, Writing and Editing | Comment now »

Free Novel Saturday: Star Song, Chapters 12 & 13

Every Saturday I post a chapter or two of my young adult science fiction novel Star Song. Coming in in the middle? The whole thing starts here with Chapter 1 and an explanation. Enjoy! Star Song By Edward Willett Chapter 12 Rain poured down with shocking suddenness before Kriss reached the inn, soaking through his clothes in seconds and chilling him to the bone. But he was grateful for the dark cloak it drew across the city; even in the glare from the frequent bursts of lightning, the falling sheets of water ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 10:27, February 2nd, 2013 under Blog, Books, Writing and Editing | Comment now »