Martians Abroad (HC) - TILBUD (så længe lager haves, der tages forbehold for udsolgte varer) (Vaughn, Carrie)
A great new stand-alone science fiction novel from the author of the Kitty Norville series. Polly Newton has one single-minded dream, to be a starship pilot and travel the galaxy. Her mother, the director of the Mars Colony, derails Polly's plans when she sends Polly and her genius twin brother, Charles, to Galileo Academy on Earth—the one planet Polly has no desire to visit. Ever. Homesick and cut off from her desired future, Polly cannot seem to fit into the constraints of life on Earth, unlike Charles, who deftly maneuvers around people and sees through their behavior to their true motives. Strange, unexplained, dangerous coincidences centered on their high-profile classmates begin piling up. Charles may be right—there's more going on than would appear, and the stakes are high. With the help of Charles, Polly is determined to find the truth, no matter the cost.
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Carrie Vaughn is an American author who writes the urban fantasy Kitty Norville series. She has published more than 40 short stories in science fiction and fantasy magazines as well as short story anthologies and internet magazines. She is one of the authors for the Wild Cards books. Vaughn graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Occidental College (during the course of which she also spent a year at the University of York) and later graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Master of Arts degree in English Literature. She currently lives in Boulder, Colorado. Her stories have received a number of honorable mention credits in The Year's Best Science Fiction, edited by Gardner Dozois and The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, edited by Ellen Datlow, Terry Windling, Kelly Link, and Gavin Grant. Carrie Vaughn was a 1998 graduate of the intensive 6-week Odyssey Writing Workshop, one of the top speculative fiction writing workshops in the USA. In 2009, she returned to the workshop as the special writer-in-residence. While the Kitty Norville books are published as fantasy, they have been popular with romance readers as well. In 2005, Kitty and the Midnight Hour won Romantic Times' Reviewer's Choice Award for 'Best First Mystery'. Vaughn has said she welcomes the attention, but that it was unexpected. “I emerged from the world of science fiction and fantasy, but I'm being promoted as a romance writer. It's kind of like Jerry Lewis becoming popular in France, I guess.” In January 2008 Kitty and the Silver Bullet was ranked 20 on the New York Times Best Seller List (Paperback Mass-Market Fiction). In February 2009, Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand reached number 13.