Category: Fiction & Literature
» Science Fiction
| Work: Novel
Keywords: coming of age
, alien contact
, first contact
, other worlds
, romantic space opera
, science fiction
, science fiction romance
, space adventure
, space exploration
, space opera
, space travel
, young adult science fiction
A coming of age romance with spaceships, wormholes, and first contact.
Michael Anderson never thought he would set foot on a world like Earth. He only studied planetology to satisfy his parents, two of humanity's most brilliant scientists. But when they open a wormhole to an alien planet—one emitting a signal that can only be a sign of intelligent life—he soon becomes caught up in the mission to explore it.
His sole mission partner, Terra, doesn't care nearly as much about the science as he does, though. The child of a bitter divorce, she sees the mission as a chance to escape from the expectations of others.
Before they can work out their differences, a mysterious alien ship begins to hunt them down. Alone, twenty light-years from the nearest human being, they must learn to open up and trust each other—but how can they do that when they can't even agree why they're there?
As Michael struggles to keep the mission from falling apart, he is forced to reexamine his deepest, most unquestioned beliefs about the universe—and about what it means to be human.
GENESIS EARTH is a 70,000 word (200-250 page) Young Adult Science Fiction novel. It was a quarter-finalist for the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.
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About the Author
Joe Vasicek is a science fiction writer who has lived in more than twenty different places in the past ten years. When he writes, though, his mind is anywhere but this world. He keeps a regular blog at One Thousand and One Parsecs, and can also be found on Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads. Sometimes. But no matter where he goes, he's always writing.
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