“A fascinating read [that] gave me a lot to think about.”
– Readers Favorite
Ciaan Gennett isn’t green, despite the brand of light hair that betrays her heritage: an Earth mother. A mother she remembers but doesn’t know, who left one day and never came back. Ciaan’s as metal as her home planet—cold and hard and full of so many cracks she’s trying to ignore that she doesn’t have time to wonder about questions that don’t get answers.
After one too many run-ins with the law, Ciaan finds herself sentenced to probation at a port facility and given an ultimatum: Prove that your potential is worth believing in. With help from her best friend Tidoris, Ciaan stays away from trouble—and trouble stays away from her. But when a routine refueling turns into a revelation, Ciaan and Tidoris find themselves forced into an alliance with an Earth captain of questionable morality and his stoic, artificially-grown first officer. Their escalating resistance against bureaucratic cover-ups begins unraveling a history of human monstrosity and an ugly truth that Ciaan isn’t so sure she wants to discover.
Now they all must decide how far they are willing to dig into humanity’s dark desperation—and what they are willing to do about what digs back.
Snowy Wings Publishing (September 18, 2018)
Upper YA/New Adult Science Fiction
ebook ISBN: 978-1-946202-83-3
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-946202-81-9
Hardcover available soon
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Praise for Orbit
“Orbit is a book that gets into your brain and doesn’t let go.”
– Lyssa Chiavari, author of Fourth World
“Mystery and intrigue meet politically social science fiction in Orbit, a novel rich in ideas and believable characters.
Ciaan is a hero you can root for, and Hellman a writer to watch!”
– Indie Reads
- 2019 Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project Finalist
- A Readers Favorite 5-Star Recipient
- An Indie Author Project Selection
- An Indie Reads IR Approved Book
Press About Orbit
- Interview with Claudie Arseneault, author of City of Strife
- Featured excerpt with Lynn E. O’Connacht, author of A Promise Broken
- Featured excerpt on the Speculative Fiction Showcase