Why am I bouncing up and down in excitement?
June 30th marked the release of Artemis Invaded, the sequel to last year’s acclaimed novel Artemis Awakening.
There’s also good news for those of you who don’t buy hard cover books and don’t use e-readers. Artemis Awakening is now available in paperback!
So what’s all the excitement about? For me, Artemis Awakening and Artemis Invaded embrace the type of science fiction that got me hooked on the genre. Rather than dystopias that make you feel better when you close the book, here’s a world filled with wonder and the fulfillment of dreams. Rather than characters you’re glad you’ll never meet, here are characters you wish you could be – and that you can be both while you’re reading and in your dreams thereafter.
Rather than being told everything you can’t have, Artemis is a world designed to make both inhabitants and visitors wiser, stronger, more alert to possibility. And this isn’t limited to humans. There are some very interesting animals. And the planet Artemis herself…
Mystery. Intrigue. Romance… It’s all there and more!
In Artemis Awakening, Griffin Dane achieves his long-held goal of locating the long-lost planet of Artemis. Unfortunately, things do not go according to plan. When a malfunction causes Griffin’s shuttle to crash on the planet’s surface, he’s rescued by Adara the Huntress and her puma demiurge, Sand Shadow.
Events cascade from there, including the revelation that many things that both Griffin and Adara held as established truths may not be true at all.
Artemis Invaded continues the on-rush of events triggered by Griffin’s crash – which may not, after all, have been a crash. Old enemies and rivals are joined by new opponents. Adara must come to terms with her bond with the planetary intelligence – and with the two men who are best friends, and rivals for her affections.
A new discovery reveals the actual reason the planet was created. Obsessed with his finds, Griffin is in grave danger of alienating his allies, just when he will need them most. And the invaders… Let’s just say you don’t need to worry about this turning into same-old, same-old military SF! This is much, much cooler.
Who says? Well, I do! The question SF/F writers are asked most often is “Why do you write ‘that stuff’?” This is why, because it’s so much fun to take reality to the limits and beyond.
I hope you’ll join me on Artemis. Also, if you like Artemis and want to be sure it’s there to go back to, help push out the signal. Word of mouth is the best way to make sure you get more of what you want. Don’t stay silent!