Today is the first of two back-to-back featured author days, this one highlighting J. Scott Coatsworth’s new release, The Shoreless Sea, the third title in the Liminal Sky series.
Publisher: DSP Publications
Release Date: Tuesday, October 15 2019
Format: eBook, Paperback
Cover Artist: Aaron Anderson
Book Blurb: As the epic trilogy hurtles toward its conclusion, the fight for the future isn’t over yet. It could lead to a new beginning, or it might spell the end for the last vestiges of humankind.
The generation ship Forever has left Earth behind, but a piece of the old civilization lives on in the Inthworld—a virtual realm that retains memories of Earth’s technological wonders and vices. A being named Lilith leads the uprising, and if she succeeds in setting its inhabitants free, they could destroy Forever.
But during the generation ship’s decades-long voyage, humanity has evolved. Liminals with the ability to connect with the world mind and the Inthworld provide a glimmer of hope. They’ll have to face not only Lilith’s minions, but also the mistrust of their own kind and persecution from a new government as homotypicals continue to fear what they can’t understand.
The invasion must be stopped, the Inthworld must be healed, and the people of Forever must let go of their past and embrace what they’re meant to become.
Series Blurb: Humankind is on its way to the stars, a journey that will change it forever. Each of the stories in Liminal Sky explores that future through the lens of a generation ship, where the line between science fiction and fantasy often blurs. At times both pessimistic and very hopeful, Liminal Sky thrusts you into a future few would ever have imagined.
Excerpt: From Part One, Chapter Two
Andy’s awareness was spread across myriad points in Forever simultaneously. A part of her immense consciousness was handling conversations between her Liminal kids, who were one of the primary means of communications across the length of the world. Another part oversaw the worldbuilding as the ocean floor was laid down, piece by intricate piece.
Yet another part was drawn to a curious ping that a piece of her mechanical equipment, long unused, was sending across her bio network.
It was an antenna, the one pointed back at Earth.
It was picking up… something.
Some kind of signal.
Such things did occur from time to time. Usually, it was a burst of radiation from a dying star that lay in the same direction as the solar system, or an unusually active solar flare cycle.
Sometimes it was an echo, a leftover piece of equipment broadcasting the same SOS message over and over for years and years.
This, though, seemed different. There was a regularity to it, a repetition to the pattern that had caught the attention of one of her monitor subroutines, and it didn’t match any of the previous false positives.
She listened to the signal, trying to make sense of it. It was unclear, interrupted again and again by bursts of static. But something about it made her curious.
She ran it once more against previous alerts, ruling out flares and supernovas as the likely cause.
The pattern of it suggested strongly that the signal was artificial.
She needed more information.
She shunted the signal to a memory store to collect it for a while. Perhaps if it was really repeating, she could gather enough of it to fill in the gaps.
It’s probably nothing.
She sighed and went back to the hundred other things demanding her attention.
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Giveaway: Scott is giving away a $25 Amazon gift card with this tour, along with three eBook sets of his Oberon Cycle trilogy. For a chance to win, enter via Rafflecopter HERE.