What do you get when you throw together a computer programmer/hacker working to get away from her manipulative and abusive father, the son of a disgraced diplomat trying to genetically modify illegal drugs, a talented musician who is a constant disappointment to his physician parents, and his little brother who isn't, with a derelict space ship, whose fried AI thinks the war that ended 40 years ago is still being fought?
DERELICT, book 1 of the Halcyone Space series.
If you're Ro (the programmer) and Barre (the musician), being granted a ship and the freedom to fly it only works if the ship does. At the start of ITHAKA RISING, book 2, it doesn't. And then Jem, Barre's brother, disappears. Getting Halcyone's jump drives to work again is a small matter next to the fact that Jem has contacted The Underworld, a black market where anything can be had, for a price. What Jem wants is a neural implant. The price for it could very well be his life and the resumption of hostilities in a war that never truly finished.
The Halcyone Space books are Science Fiction/Space Opera stories, suitable for older teen readers and adults and are available as trade paperback and in all eBook formats.
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About the Author
LJ Cohen is a novelist, poet, blogger, physical therapist, ceramics artist, geek, and relentless optimist. Her published books include YA fantasy novels (The Between and its sequel Time and Tithe, as well as Future Tense) and science fiction novels (Derelict and its sequel Ithaka Rising). Her short stories and poetry have appeared in numerous anthologies, ezines, and journals. She is co-editor of Pen-Ultimate: A Speculative Fiction Anthology. LJ is a member of SFWA, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
After almost twenty-five years as a physical therapist, LJ now uses her clinical skills to injure her characters. She lives near Boston with her family, two dogs, and the occasional international student.
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