Title Of Book: The Cleaner, the Cat and the Space Station
Series: The Shantivira Book 1
By: Fay Abernathy
Sub-Genre: Action/Adventure, Coming of Age, Dragons & Mythical Creatures, First Contact, Science-Fantasy, Space Opera
There’s an alien space station orbiting the Earth, secretly protecting us from invasion.
And it’s recruiting humans like you to train as fighter pilots.
Since leaving Ethiopia, Hanna has survived in London by working illegally as a cleaner. But her life unravels after a sexual assault; living rough, she loses the resulting pregnancy and very nearly her life. Help arrives and Hanna’s rescuers welcome her into an unusual new family: a school for recruits to the Shantivira, the secret alien space station which protects the Earth. Then Hanna uncovers a traitor in their midst…
Lucy is offered a place on the Shantivira’s training programme by a mysterious shape-shifter. Her instinct is to refuse, but then an organisation claiming the Shantivira’s motives are more sinister persuades Lucy to become their spy…
Joe is bored. Being the captain of the Shantivira isn’t the challenge he’d hoped. Plus, he’d like to inform the Earth about aliens, but his boss won’t permit it. Then a stray asteroid hits the ISS and Joe is forced to let the cat out of the bag…
This heart-warming blend of fantasy and science fiction is a must-read for fans of Becky Chambers, Ursula Le Guin, Ben Aaronovitch, Douglas Adams and Doctor Who.
What People Are Saying:
5 Stars – “Great fun! Humor, pathos, and a rather different kind of storyline.”
5 Stars – “Fantastic sci-fi adventure…a wonderful romp through a believable universe.”
5 Stars – “A gem of a book…”
5 Stars – “A real page-turner…definitely recommend…”
5 Stars – “Outstanding…one of the best and most interesting science fiction books I’ve read in years.”
Where to buy The Cleaner, the Cat and the Space Station: https://www.amazon.com/Cleaner-Cat-Space-Station-Shantivira/dp/3949516026
Meet Fay Abernathy:
Fay Abernethy left the UK more than twenty years ago, seeking adventure. When not diving with sharks or falling off horses, she worked as an engineer in the automotive industry. After settling down in Germany with the man of her dreams, she went freelance and started her own translating business. She now lives the life of a respectable citizen and has discovered that being a parent is the greatest adventure of them all. The Cleaner, the Cat and the Space Station is her first novel. Why does she write? To find out what happens next, of course!
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Hey there! I’m Matt, a sci-fi and fantasy author.
Two years ago, you helped me publish the first book of the Spectra saga. Now, I’m here to publish book two!
Val and Note saved the galaxy from the Sensus, but they’ve since been separated from their friends by order of the Hegemony. On the eve of Ascension Day—a celebration of 3,000 years since the Chosen races were uplifted by the Sentinels—enormous Architect constructs suddenly awaken on the Planes and cause mass devastation.
Guided by an enigmatic messenger, Val, and Note know that only a mysteriously hidden Architect ruin known as the Eternity Vault has the power to stop them. But they’ll have to deal with vengeful bounty hunters, the political turmoils of an empire, interstellar tycoons, mysterious dream riddles sung by a people known only as the Forgotten, and more to find it.
“The Eternity Vault”, Book 2 of the Spectra saga, is ultimately more of the sci-fi and fantasy universe that you came to love in the first book. More characters to meet, more planets and worlds to see, more monsters to fear, more lore to unravel, and above all else, more story to enjoy!