Author: Megan Crewe
Publisher: Amazon Skyscape, 306 Pages (October 28, 2014)
Genre: YA Science Fiction
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Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Skylar has been haunted for as long as she can remember by fleeting yet powerful sensations that something is horribly wrong. But despite the panic attacks tormenting her, nothing ever happens, and Sky’s beginning to think she’s crazy. Then she meets a mysterious, otherworldly boy named Win and discovers the shocking truth her premonitions have tapped into: our world no longer belongs to us. For thousands of years, Earth has been at the mercy of alien scientists who care nothing for its inhabitants and are using us as the unwitting subjects of their time-manipulating experiments. Win belongs to a rebel faction seeking to put a stop to it, and he needs Skylar’s help--but with each shift in the past, the very fabric of reality is unraveling, and soon there may be no Earth left to save.
-Advance praise for EARTH & SKY:
"Earth & Sky will sweep you away on an unputdownable adventure." —Morgan Rhodes, New York Times bestselling author of Falling Kingdoms
Author Guest Post
Megan's Top Five Time Travel Stories
Time travel is tricky to pull off, as I learned firsthand while writing EARTH & SKY. Thankfully I had some excellent sources of inspiration to help guide my way!
-THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE by Audrey Niffenegger - There probably aren't many people who haven't read (or at very least heard) of this book, and there's a good reason for that. Ultimately a love story between an accidental time traveler and a woman who's met him before he meets her (it makes sense once you've read it), the time travel element is well-integrated into the story with enough scientific explanation to allow suspension of disbelief, the characters are relatable and their relationship touching, and the author doesn't shy away from the sometimes brutal outcomes of their tenuous situation.
-NIGHT WATCH by Terry Pratchett - My favorite Discworld book, in which police commander Sam Vimes is sent back in time and must take on the role of mentoring his own younger self while keeping up a false pretense and trying to tame a rebellion. Pratchett's work is always humorous and smart, but NIGHT WATCH has a lot of heart, too, delving into Vimes' growth as a character and the history of his city.
-SINGULARITY by William Sleator - A different, very creative sort of time traveling. The teenaged main character has always felt in the shadow of his more outgoing and assertive twin, so when he discovers a shed in which time moves differently from the world outside, he uses it to age himself ahead of his brother while confronting an otherworldly presence within. The conflict between the brothers is vividly drawn and the mechanics of the shed follow a speculative but plausible line of physics.
-WHEN YOU REACH ME by Rebecca Stead - A wonderful science fiction mystery about a sixth grader dealing with sudden odd behavior from her best friend, the appearance of a strange homeless man in her neighborhood, and anonymous notes that start appearing in her possessions that reveal more than anyone should know. The best things about this book are the well-drawn character relationships and the slow reveal of the answers to the mystery, which fit together perfectly.
-The Oxford Time Travel series by Connie Willis (including the short story "Fire Watch" and the novels DOOMSDAY BOOK and TO SAY NOTHING TO THE DOG, all of which are excellent, as well as BLACKOUT and ALL CLEAR, which I haven't read yet to recommend but are probably quite good also :) ) - Connie Willis's stories about university time travel researchers cover a wide range of territory, and they do it incredibly well. DOOMSDAY BOOK is as heart-wrenching as TO SAY NOTHING OF THE DOG is wryly amusing, the former dealing with historical and future pandemics (and proving inspiration for my Fallen World trilogy) and the latter a romantic comedy of errors involving Victorian times.
Bonus mention: If you want to check out some time travel-y movies too, I recommend 12 MONKEYS, BACK TO THE FUTURE, TIME BANDITS, and TIMECRIMES.
What are your favorite time travel stories?
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About the Author:
Like many authors, Megan Crewe finds writing about herself much more difficult than making things up. A few definite facts: she lives with her husband, son, and three cats in Toronto, Canada (and does on occasion say "eh"), she tutors children and teens with special needs, and she can't look at the night sky without speculating about who else might be out there.
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-the giveaway: One grand prize winner will receive a Kindle Paperwhite with custom EARTH & SKY cover and preloaded with the ebook, and nine others will receive a signed paperback copy of the book. All winners will also receive an EARTH & SKY swag pack including star candies in Win's favorite Earth flavors, signed bookmark, magnet, and sticker. (Open internationally)
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