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An alien race, the Ba’ren, makes contact with Earth....

To jumpstart diplomacy with humans, the Ba’ren offer their advanced medical technology, prompting the United States government to create a joint research project, and to call for the best of the best.

Eighteen-year-old Emma Smith is ready to capitalize on this historic opportunity. She beats thousands of applicants for the position of student ambassador. Emma knows helping the Ba’ren cure osteosarcoma will kick-start her biomedical engineering career, not to mention give her a front-row seat to learn more about the mysterious aliens.

Sepporinen, a young Ba’ren asteroid miner, cares little about meeting humans. He seeks only riches and glory in prospecting the solar system’s asteroids, but the Ba’ren government inexplicably sends him to Earth to assist with the research project, and to work with a young Earth girl.

Emma and Sepporinen draw closer as they work together, and discover far more is at stake than what their respective governments have let on. As political struggles intensify between feuding human and Ba’ren factions, anti-alien sentiment on Earth reaches a lethal pitch. The unlikely pair, determined not to be pawns in this complicated game of life and death, must risk everything to help maintain the fragile peace between their two species.

[Teen & Young Adult, Science Fiction, Alien First Contact, Action & Adventure]

"STAR CITY" by Edwin Peng

Evolved Publishing presents a young adult science fiction series featuring first contact intrigue, action, romance, and adventure sure to keep you glued to the page.

  • Short Story 1: The Announcement
  • Short Story 2: The Test
  • Short Story 3: The Meeting
  • Book 1: Star City
  • Book 2 (Coming 2018): Friendship Village
  • Book 3 (Coming 2019): Embassy Town

More Great Young Adult Sci-Fi from Evolved Publishing:

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  • The Noah Zarc Series by D. Robert Pease
  • The Dirt and Stars Series by Kevin Killiany
  • The Silver Sphere by Michael Dadich
  • Two Moons of Sera by P.K. Tyler

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781622535934
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Publication date: 11/26/2017
Series: Star City , #1
Edition description: First Softcover ed.
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

AUTHOR: Edwin Peng lives in beautiful Lincoln, Nebraska with his beloved Pokémon buddy, Eevee. During the day, he indulges in super-villainy by performing high-power laser research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. At night, his secret identity is that of a literary superhero fighting to make the Young Adult Science Fiction genre less clichéd and more inclusive. Edwin is the author of the "Star City" series, which features badass heroines and space aliens who love blueberry pies. The first novel and companion short stories will be released by Evolved Publishing in autumn 2017.

EDITOR: Lane Diamond has over 130 published books to his editing credit, including many multiple award-winners, across many genres and styles.

EDITOR: I love sharing stories with the world. On any given day, that might mean editing a brilliant manuscript, writing my own books, or shamelessly throwing my favorite published novels in a friend's general direction. My editing career kicked off with an internship at a literary agency, where my favorite projects always involved realizing the full potential of client manuscripts. I specialize in young adult of all flavors, fantasy, and science fiction. When not editing, I enjoy sewing, photography, ice skating, and hanging out with a very noisy cockatiel.

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