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[GUEST BLOGGER] Cecil Castellucci on Telling the Tale in Other Ways – The Long and Short of It

This post is part of the official blog tour for Cecil Castellucci’s Stone in the Sky. Below, you’ll find the author’s links, information about her books, and a guest post about writing in the Tin Star universe.

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Tin Star (Tin Star, Book 1)
Macmillan Square Fish (US: 24th February 2015)
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On their way to start a new life, Tula and her family travel on the Prairie Rose, a colony ship headed to a planet in the outer reaches of the galaxy. All is going well until the ship makes a stop at a remote space station, the Yertina Feray, and the colonist’s leader, Brother Blue, beats Tula within an inch of her life. An alien, Heckleck, saves her and teaches her the ways of life on the space station. When three humans crash land onto the station, Tula’s desire for escape becomes irresistible, and her desire for companionship becomes unavoidable. But just as Tula begins to concoct a plan to get off the space station and kill Brother Blue, everything goes awry, and suddenly romance is the farthest thing from her mind.

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The Sound of Useless Wings (Tin Star, Prequel)
Macmillan Tor (US: 28th January 2015)
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Heckleck is raised to understand that breeding and propagating his own kind is the sole reason for living. When he is called upon to settle on a new planet, he meets the daughter of a politician, Goglu, with whom he falls helplessly in love, and is determined to win over. But nothing is easy in love and space exploration, and when his plans become thwarted, he must find a new way of life.

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Stone in the Sky (Tin Star, Book 2)
Macmillan Roaring Brook (US: 24th February 2015)
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Years ago, Tula Bane was beaten and left for dead on a remote space station far from Earth, her home planet. She started with nothing and had no one, but over time, she found a home, a family, and even love. When it’s discovered that the abandoned planet beneath the station is abundant with a rare and valuable resource, aliens from across the galaxy race over to strike it rich. With them comes trouble, like the man who nearly killed Tula years ago – the man she has dreamed of destroying ever since.

Cecil Castellucci
We Have Always Lived on Mars
Macmillan Tor (US: 30th April 2013)
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Nina, one of the few descendants of human colony on Mars that was abandoned by Earth, is surprised to discover that she can breathe the toxic atmosphere of the Martian surface. The crew, thinking that their attempts at terraforming and breeding for Martian adaptability have finally payed off, rejoice at the prospect of a brighter future. But Nina’s about to unlock the mystery of the disaster that stranded them on Mars…and nothing will ever be the same.

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