The Perihelix. A mythical weapon, long since destroyed, and consigned to the annals of history. So why do two superpowers want to get hold of it? And why is it worth kidnapping two successful asteroid miners? Just because they happen to have an affinity for orichalcum, the strange element that enables instantaneous communications across the galaxy? The element found virtually only in the Viridian system. Well, yes.
Big Pete and the Swede, aka Pete Garcia and Lars Nilssen, have no idea that they might be valuable as well as rich. And their women have no idea how to fly a spaceship. Yet.
Curved Space to Corsair. Now Pete reveals his destiny, to save his people, who are overrun by the Imperium on their planet, Corsair. It is time for action. But Dolores, in training to become a space pilot, takes them down the wrong wormhole. Can they get back to known space while anyone they know is still alive? And would that be due to time dilation, or just a simple war between them and their destination? (contains some adult themes)
Zanzibar's Rings. The war may still be raging, but other forces are at work. Failure of the entire orichalcum communication system leaves Dolores in space, with a very dangerous passenger in her shuttle; Pete in the south of the planet is settling his refugee relatives, and Lars is wondering why everyone has a purpose in life but him. And once Pete works out how to fly spaceships on manual, it's down to him and Lars to rescue Dolores and prevent the last gasp of the war destroying their planet.
About the Author
Jemima Pett has been living in a world of her own for many years. Writing stories since she was eight, drawing maps of fantasy islands with train systems and timetables at ten. Unfortunately no-one wanted a fantasy island designer, so she tried a few careers, getting great experiences in business, environmental research and social work. She finally got back to building her own worlds, and wrote about them. Her business background enabled her to become an independent author, responsible for her own publications.
Her first series, the Princelings of the East, mystery adventures for advanced readers set in a world of tunnels and castles entirely populated by guinea pigs, is now complete. The tenth and final book, Princelings Revolution, came out in October 2020. Jemima does chapter illustrations for these. She has also edited two volumes of Christmas stories for young readers, the BookElves Anthologies, and her father's memoirs White Water Landings, about the Imperial Airways flying boat service in Africa. She has compiled four collections of flash fiction tales, publishing in the first half of 2021. She is now writing the third in her science fiction series set in the Viridian System, in which the aliens include sentient trees.
Jemima lived in a village in Norfolk with her guinea pigs, the first of whom, Fred, George, Victor and Hugo, provided the inspiration for her first stories, The Princelings of the East. She is now living in Hampshire, writing science fiction for grown-ups, hatching plans for a new series, and writing more short stories for anthologies.