You really need to pick up Arabella of Mars, by David Levine.Â This is a great time to do it. Â It’s a total escape from right now, right here, and a grand one at that! Â It’s both surprising and familiar, and beautifully written. If you loved Fran Wilde’s Updraft you’ll love this. Â Use it to fill in the moments between now and the time Fran’s Cloudbound comes out, which can fill in the time until David’s next book comes out….
More importantly, use it to give you a few moments of happiness while you settle in with a great heroine in a world you want to be part of. At least I wanted to be part of it. Â David can just write me right into the next book!
Just in case a great escape and having a few happy hours isn’t enough, you can do good as well. Â This is David’s debut novel (but don’t let that stop you — if you don’t know him, he’s a hugo-winning short story writer and he knows how to tell a tale). Â Not only is it his debut novel, but right now Â – as its coming out – he’s struggling with family health issues thatÂ really matter. So you can have a grand adventure, spend a few happy hours, and do a good deed if you buy a copy.
I promiseÂ you won’t regret it.