Feel free to skip my comments, below, to get directly to the reading, followed by details of the book from which the reading was taken.
This episode of Story Time comes to you from the pen of Tom Dell’Aringa, and was recorded as part of the books launch on February 4th 2022.
Having read the book for review, I was really interested in doing this recording, because of the chance to show the conflicts I saw in the main characters. It also gave me an opportunity to try out some new tools that simplify the process of creating these recording, while expanding what I can do.
Be sure to watch the video for details about the book, and get a sneak peek at my review of this fantastic story.
Since being dishonorably discharged from the Star Corps, pilot John MacAlister has been struggling to make ends meet with less-than-legal cargo runs across the cosmos. He’s desperate to get his life back, but every time John thinks he’s found that “one last job,” some new disaster lands him back at square one.
After he crashes on the Moon, John finds himself in debt to a shady lawyer who makes him an offer he can’t refuse: Locate teenage runaway Meryl Amelson and bring her back or rot in jail. John knows whatever they want her for can’t be good – but what choice does he have? At least that’s how he feels until he meets his target.
Deep in the inhospitable Blanchlands of Kaldikar-6, John discovers smart and scrappy Meryl is the only witness to a murder ordered by the very same officer who kicked John out of the Star Corps.
For the first time since his dishonorable discharge, John has a purpose. Despite facing impossible odds, he vows to protect Ril and expose his former commander’s corruption no matter the cost.
The only challenge? Living long enough to actually do it.
Blanchland Blues is a fast-paced, grounded, and witty science fiction adventure sure to instantly win over fans of Andy Weir’s The Martian, Michael Ruben’s The Sheriff of Yrnameer, and the timeless humor of the late, great Douglas Adams.
Checkout These Posts To Learn More!
This post appears as part of a series leading up to the release of this amazing book. Check out the links below (and the dates each post goes live) to learn more about the book and it’s author. Then be sure to check out the Story Time episode on the day of release.
- Book Spotlight: “Blanchland Blues” (January 31st 2022)
- Book Review: “Blanchland Blues” (February 3rd 2022)
- Author Interview: Tom Dell’Aringa (February 4th 2022)
- Story Time: “Blanchland Blues” (February 7th 2022)