Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Station Fosaan Blog Tour: Read an Excerpt and Enter to Win a Perfectly Posh, Posh to Meet You Set
Title: STATION FOSAAN
Pub. Date: February 14, 2017
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Scientists and their families stationed on the remote planet of Fosaan were promised a tropical vacation-like experience. But Fosaan, devastated from an apocalyptic event nearly three-hundred years ago, is full of lethal predators and dangerous terrain.
Earthers are forbidden to go beyond the safety zone of their settlement and must not engage the remaining reclusive Fosaanians, native to the planet. Sixteen-year-old Quinn Neen is about to do both of those things.
During an unsanctioned exploration of the planet, Quinn discovers a beautiful Fosaanian girl named Mira stealing food from his family’s living unit. But before he can convince her to show him around, scientists are taken captive, leaving Quinn and the other young Earthers at the mercy of space raiders.
Quinn must go from renegade to leader and convince Mira to become an ally in a fight against an enemy whose very existence threatens their lives and the future of Earthers stuck on Fosaan and at home.
STATION FOSAAN is THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND meets STAR TREK: THE WRATH OF KHAN.
I climbed over the wall hoping she’d follow. Inside I waited a few seconds until Mira climbed in too. The overhead plant canopy made the light dim, but I could see she still looked wary.
“It’s okay, really.” I tried to ignore how still and hot the air was. Away from the beach, the ocean breeze was blocked by the wall and the vegetation and the temperature inside always made me break out in a sweat. “It’s almost like being underwater in here, with the way the light comes through the walls. Lainie and I call it a ruin, but it’s not really one. It’s in good shape except for that one spot.”
“What is this place?” Mira asked, running her hand along a section of wall.
I was surprised she didn’t know. “It’s an old Fosaanian building. One of your people’s buildings, from before the Apocalypse. Where do you get this kind of building material? Are your houses made of this?”
Mira walked up and down, “I’ve never seen anything like this before. I don’t think it was a building people lived in. The curving walls don’t make sense. What would people do in this room? And where’s the roof?”
“I guess it collapsed,” I said.
“Where? There’s no rubble.”
I hadn’t thought of that. The floor was made of some dark material in a triangular pattern. There was no broken stone on it, nothing except fallen leaves. “Maybe they used something that has decayed over time, so there’s no sign of it now.” She was right about the room, though. A narrow, three-sided room with curving walls that met in a sharp point was about as impractical as you could get. “Is it some sort of religious shrine?” I asked. I’d read a little about Fosaanian religion, which mentioned shrines, but there were no images and I’d seen nothing that was an obvious religious building.
“No, it’s nothing like a torey.” She began to turn around very slowly, like she was memorizing each wall.
When she stopped, she went back over to one wall and touched it again. I said, “There are two more rooms like this and something in the center we think is a room, but we can’t get in. If you pull back the vines, you can see the doorways into the other two, but they’re all empty.”
Mira’s hand drew back.
Dee Garretson writes for many different age groups, from chapter books to middle-grade to young-adult to adult fiction. She lives in Ohio with her family, and in true writer fashion, has cat companions who oversee her daily word count. When she’s not writing, she loves to travel, watch old movies, and attempt various kinds of drawing, painting and other artistic pursuits.
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