Friday, June 3, 2022

Book Blast + Review + #Giveaway: When Earth Shall Be No More by Paul Awad and Kathryn O'Sullivan @GoddessFish

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Paul Awad and Kathryn O'Sullivan will be awarding a $50 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

 

Environmental scientist Constance Roy is one of forty-nine refugees rescued from Earth’s destruction and transported to the ark spaceship Orb by an automaton race called the Curators. Twelve months have passed since their rescue. But now, with the ship’s orbit decaying, the refugees seem doomed to crash into Jupiter’s fiery belly. 

In a parallel universe on present-day Earth, another version of Constance seeks answers to the questions that have haunted her since childhood: How and why did her mother die? The head of a mysterious corporation housed at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility can give her the answers, but not without a price. 

Two timestreams collide when the Constance on Earth discovers that Nicolas, her son, has the ability to save the Orb and its inhabitants. Now she must battle treacherous Curators wishing to destroy Nicolas, while on the Orb, another Constance must fight to save the ship from Jupiter’s fatal pull. Only together can they save their son – and future generations of humankind. 


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Read an Excerpt

“Ms. Roy?” came a voice from behind her.

She stopped. The Curators were the only creatures she knew who could travel as if barely moving the molecules of air. “Yes?” she said but did not turn around.

The voice belonged to the Curator the refugees called Fifi. Nobody could remember who had come up with the nickname, but it had made everyone laugh and stuck. Like the other Curators, Fifi’s features were angular, thin, and asexual. It was only because of her smaller stature, slightly puckered lips, and short, softly curling hair that she had been given a female gender. She was the opposite of everything Constance thought a Fifi might be.

“You are not scheduled to be on this ring today,” Fifi said.

“No,” Constance said, turning around. “I needed to stretch my legs.”

Fifi cocked her head like a befuddled Golden Retriever and scanned Constance’s legs. Constance knew how literal the Curators could be, particularly Fifi, and she imagined what must have been running through Fifi’s mind as she tried to contemplate the stretching of legs. For all their sophistication, the Curators seemed incapable of understanding metaphors or similes or the subtleties of human emotion. She had studied the Curators when they attempted some representation of feeling. They never endeavored to show anything other than the six universally recognized feelings of happiness, sadness, fear, disgust, surprise, and anger. And when they did, at no time did it seem genuine—like a smile that involved upturned corners of the mouth but not the eyes. Their mimicked facial expressions were an attempt to put the refugees at ease, not a reflection of limbic system activity in their brains. Constance wondered if they could feel at all.
 

My Review:

When Earth Shall Be No More is told from one point of view but in parallel universes. When Earth Shall Be No More is told from environmental scientist Constance Roy’s point of view in both worlds. It is like getting two stories in one.

In one universe aliens have come to Earth to help save the human race. Earth is dying leaving it unsafe for human life. Constance Roy is helping to build the Orb that will take the chosen humans to space.

In a parallel universe, Constance along with other scientists are taken aboard the Orb to find a safe place, a planet for the humans to live on. Constance and everyone who was taken aboard the Orb are being watched over by a race that calls themselves the Curators.

On Earth, Constance has a son Nicolas who she believes is special and will play a big part in saving the human race.

I enjoyed reading When Earth Shall Be No More with all its twists and turns that kept me hanging on to the end. I loved that it was set on a spaceship and in space.

I liked the parts where humans are looking for a new planet to live on while living onboard a spaceship. I would love to see When Earth Shall Be No More made into a TV series or movies like The Orville, Firefly, The Mandalorian, Star Trek, or Star Wars.

I would recommend When Earth Shall Be No More to sci-fi fans! One-click your copy of When Earth Shall Be No More today!

  

About the Author:

Paul Awad and Kathryn O'Sullivan are an award-winning husband and wife writing and filmmaking team. They have collaborated on feature and documentary films, screenplays, and a web series. WHEN EARTH SHALL BE NO MORE is their first book collaboration. Paul is a cinema professor and Kathryn is a theatre professor at Northern Virginia Community College. Kathryn is also the author of the Colleen McCabe mystery series.


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3 comments:

Sherry said...

Sounds like a great book, and I love the cover.

Paul Awad & Kathryn O'Sullivan said...

Thanks for hosting us and sharing our book with your readers! We're glad you enjoyed it!

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

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