Earlier this week I released a new novella called The Pioneers, about a group of children who are born from an artificial womb and raised by robots so they can colonize a distant planet that could never be reached by living humans. It’s time for their first trip to the planet’s surface and our main character, Sophia, is getting nervous. Meanwhile, some of the other kids are inventing conspiracy theories about the aliens they think might live there while the others are just trying to survive and be kids.
I don’t recall exactly where this story idea came from but it might just be my favorite out of all the stories I’ve written. It does have one major flaw that I see, even though nobody has pointed it out to me yet, which is the question, “why didn’t the system designers just program an advanced autopilot instead of making the kids fly the dropship?”
So to that I say, “Shhhhhh… It’s just a story.” Focus on the other messages and don’t worry about that.
This is also the first time I’ve hired an editor, which I think I should probably do again once I have released the other two books I plan on putting together in the coming months. She made a whole lot of minor changes.
If you do read it, I would love it if you could take a few minutes to review it on Amazon as just a review helps out a lot.
It’s only 99 cents on Kindle, but if you’re like me and think everything should be free, I will be running free promotions on the following dates:
- 5-29-2014 and 5-30-2014
- 6-12-2014 and 6-13-2014