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Fiction Space Opera

Right to Know

by (author) Edward Willett

Publisher
Shadowpaw Press
Initial publish date
Jan 2021
Category
Space Opera, Adventure
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781989398227
    Publish Date
    Jan 2021
    List Price
    $24.95 USD

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From the Aurora Award-winning author of Marseguro(DAW Books) comes a fast-paced space opera about first contact--with a difference

Right to Know is a fast-paced space opera about first contact–with a difference. When Art Stoddard, civilian information officer of the generation starship Mayflower II, is kidnapped by a secret military organization determined to overthrow the power of the Captain and Crew, he becomes embroiled in a conflict that tests everything he believed to be true, forced to choose between preserving social order and restoring the people’s right to know.

When Art is ripped from the safety of his ship by the mysterious residents of Peregrine, his problems only escalate. He becomes a pawn in a game that will determine the fate of both ship and planet. As he and his new found friends rush to save both, he faces questions of courage, loyalty and moral responsibility.

About the author

Edward Willett is the award-winning author of more than sixty books of fantasy, science fiction, and non-fiction for all ages. He won Canada’s top science fiction award, the Aurora Award, for Best Long-Form Work in English in 2009 for Marseguro (DAW Books); the sequel, Terra Insegura, was shortlisted for the same award. Other science fiction books from DAW include Lost in Translation, The Cityborn, and the upcoming Worldshaper (September 2018), which will launch a new series. He’s also the author of the fantasy novels Magebane (written as Lee Arthur Chane) and the Masks of Aygrima trilogy (written as E.C. Blake). Other titles include the five-book Shards of Excalibur series for Regina’s Coteau Books, and the young adult fantasy Spirit Singer, which won the Regina Book Award at the 2002 Saskatchewan Book Awards. Ed began his career as a reporter, photographer, columnist, cartoonist, and eventually editor for the Weyburn Review, then spent five years as communications officer for the then fledgling Saskatchewan Science Centre. He’s been a fulltime freelance writer (and actor and singer) for twenty-five years. His nonfiction runs the gamut from science books and biographies to local history. He lives in Regina with his wife, Margaret Anne Hodges, P.Eng., their teenaged daughter, Alice, and their black Siberian cat, Shadowpaw.

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Editorial Reviews

"An inspiring tale of redemption and courage, sent in an all-too-plausible future in space. Well done!" - Julie E. Czerneda, author of The Clan Chronicles

"A wildly entertaining read . . . plenty of action . . . a fun and rollicking SF yarn." - SF Revu

“This is a fast-paced SF novel, with jailbreaks, rocket-rides and wilderness adventures on a strange planet. It also features clear themes. Freedom of the press is foremost, and the need to prioritize freedom over security plays a part, too…Recommended for anyone who likes SF with a rapid pace and a clear message.” – Timothy Gwyn

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Shapers of Worlds Volume II

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by (author) Edward Willett, Kelley Armstrong, Marie Brennan, Garth Nix, Candas Jane Dorsey, Jeremy Szal, Jeffrey A. Carver, Bryan Thomas Schmidt, David D. Levine, Lisa Foiles, Susan Forest, Matthew Hughes, Heli Kennedy, Helen Dale, Adria Laycraft, Edward Savio, Lisa Kessler, ira Nayman, Carrie Vaughn, Nancy Kress, James Alan Gardner, Tim Pratt, Barbara Hambly & S.M. Stirling

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From the Street to the Stars

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Master of the World

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Spirit Singer

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Paths to the Stars

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I Tumble Through the Diamond Dust

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The Sum of Us

Tales of the Bonded and Bound

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