Candlemark & Gleam Acquires Susan Jane Bigelow’s THE SEEKER STAR

Candlemark & Gleam has acquired The Seeker Star by Susan Jane Bigelow. The Seeker Star is the second book in Susan’s Grayline Sisters series, following The Daughter Star.

Here’s the description of The Seeker Star:

Find your sisters, Violet.

So said Aunt Melody, but Violet Grayline knew it was impossible. Marta and Beth had disappeared at the end of the Haven War, leaving their middle sister alone in their harsh homeland of Gideon. No one knows where they went, there’s no trail to follow, and Violet keeps getting warnings to forget all about it.

Violet’s going after them anyway. She won’t let threats, the meddling of the alien Abrax, strange portals to other worlds or even her own planet’s government stop her.

After all, what does she have to lose? Her husband didn’t want her, her country turned its back on her, and everyone seems convinced that she’s nobody.

But if there’s one thing governments, generals, aliens and priests will learn, it’s to never, ever underestimate Violet Grayline.

What will you give up, to change the world?

Interview with Susan Jane Bigelow

Susan Jane Bigelow is the author of the space opera novel The Daughter Star. She is also the author of the genre-bending Extrahumans series of novels and short stories. She was kind enough to answer a few questions about her work.


PW: Who is Susan Jane Bigelow?

SB: I’m currently a lot of things! I’m a writer of fiction and genre essays, but I’m also a reference librarian at a small college in Massachusetts and a political columnist for a Connecticut news website (CTNewsJunkie.com). Outside of that, I’m a fan of biking, hiking, hanging with cats, gaming, and reading. I live with my wife and cats in northern Connecticut.

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MIND MELD: What’s on Your Mount To-Be-Read Book Pile?

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We asked this week’s panelists about what they are reading.

Q: Mount To-be-read! Every genre reader that collects and reads genre books has a Mount To-be-read. What Fantasy, SF and Horror books on the top of yours that is just begging for you to read?

Here’s what is on the bedside tables of our respondents:

L.E. Modesitt
L. E. Modesitt, Jr., is the New York Times best-selling author of more than 65 novels – primarily science fiction and fantasy, a number of short stories, and numerous technical and economic articles. His novels have sold millions of copies in the U.S. and world-wide, and have been translated into German, Polish, Dutch, Czech, Russian, Bulgarian, French, Spanish, Italian, Hebrew, and Swedish. His first story was published in Analog in 1973, and his next book is The One-Eyed Man: A Fugue, With Winds And Accompaniment, to be released in mid-September, with a starred review from Kirkus.

My Mount To-be-read is actually very short, and that’s because I usually don’t buy books unless I know I’m going to have the time to read them – with one exception. I’m still making my way through Reine De Memoire 1. La Maison D’Oubli, by Elisabeth Vonarburg. It’s an excellent book, so far, but the difficulty is that I’m reading it in French, and I don’t read French nearly as fast as I read English. Because it’s been years since I read much in French, each time I pick it up it takes a few minutes and pages before I get into any sort of flow… and because she writes in a certain depth… well, I do need the dictionary, I confess. The other books currently on my very short mountain, perhaps better named Hill To-be-read, are Kay Kenyon’s A Thousand Perfect Things, Kim Stanley Robinson’s 2312, and at the bottom… Brandon Sanderson’s The Emperor’s Soul, which I’ve had for almost a year and somehow never picked up.

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