2788. Only the handicapped live on Earth. While everyone else uses interstellar portals to travel between hundreds of colony worlds, 17-year-old Jarra is among the one in a thousand people born with an immune system that cannot survive on other planets. Sent to Earth at birth to save her life, abandoned by her parents to be raised a ward of Hospital Earth, she lives a regimented life in one of their impersonal residences.
Jarra is spending the summer at New York Fringe Dig Site with her school history club. While her friends search for lost treasures on the ground, Jarra is airborne in a survey plane and hoping to become a qualified pilot, but the sprawling ancient ruins of New York contain the lethal legacies of the past as well as its treasures.
EARTH AND AIR is the second of the prequel novellas set in the distant future of the Earth Girl trilogy and featuring Jarra. At over 60,000 words it is actually longer than standard novella length.
About the Author
Janet Edwards lives in England. As a child, she read everything she could get her hands on, including a huge amount of science fiction and fantasy. She studied Maths at Oxford, and went on to suffer years of writing unbearably complicated technical documents before deciding to write something that was fun for a change. She has a husband, a son, a lot of books, and an aversion to housework.
Janet is the author of the EARTH GIRL trilogy - EARTH GIRL, EARTH STAR, and EARTH FLIGHT - as well as EARTH 2788: The Earth Girl Short Stories and EARTH AND FIRE: An Earth Girl Novella.
EARTH GIRL was voted an American Library Association YALSA Teens' Top Ten title for 2014, and awarded starred reviews by both Kirkus and Booklist.
You can find out more at Janet's website. www.janetedwards.com
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is another win for Janet Edwards. I love this series and am always glad to see a novella so I can visit this world again, in this one we learn more about Jara's backstory. While this novella isn’t very long, it puts a lot into the pages, we get a glimpse into the hero that Jara becomes.