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About Jo Zebedee
'Zebedee writes rollicking adventure stories in the traditional sci-fi mode, but with a flair that few others can match. The dramatic stakes in her work are usually derived from the characters’ personal relationships: her Inheritance trilogy follows the freedom-fighter Kare as he leads an uprising against a galactic empire ruled over by his own mother, while the hero of her alien invasion/prison break novel Inish Carraig is a young man forced into a life of crime to protect his younger sisters and brother. Zebedee’s work is ideal for scratching that high-octane space-opera itch.'
An Amazon bestseller in Space Opera and Alien Invasion, I write stories set in my space opera world of Abendau or on the streets of my native Northern Ireland.
My website can be found on www.jozebedee.com, with links to my blog and updates. You can even follow my newsletter from there, for my annual update. (If you're lucky, and I'm organised). I'm also on twitter @jozebwrites.
Free short story: Belfast Burning (an introduction to Inish Carraig) can be found here: http://jozebwrites.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/hunted.html
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It's 2052 and the first known wormhole appears in lunar orbit. Earth sends a ship to investigate and the future of space travel changes forever. The Solar System develops in many ways over the centuries, but one thing remains constant; the wormholes continue to appear.
Join many of today's most exciting indie science fiction authors as they chart a shared universe and future-history, each telling us stories of: Explorations: Through the Wormhole.
The Challenge - Ralph Kern
Through Glassy Eyes - PP Corcoran
Here, Then, Forever - Chris Guillory
AI Deniers - Rosie Oliver
Flawed Perspective - PJ Strebor
The Lost Colony - Josh Hayes
The Aeon Incident - Richard Fox
The Doors of the Temple - Jo Zebedee
Dead Weight - Thaddeus White
Webbed Prisms - Charlie Pulsipher
Anathema - Jacob Cooper
When the Skies Open - Shellie Horst
A Second Infection - Stephen Palmer
Personal Growth - Stephen Moss
Explorations: Through the Wormhole
Explorations: First Contact
Authors included in this collection (listed alphabetically):
Drew A. Avera
L. A. Behm II
Sean P. Chatterton
J. J. Clayborn
Nathanial W. Cook
T. L. Evans
Thomas A. Farmer
Bryan S. Glosemeyer
Cheryl S. Mackey
R. A. McCandless
B. J. Muntain
J. Edwin Phillips
G. Michael Rapp
M. D. Thalmann
When the lost heritage of his father is revealed, a new path opens to him, one threatened when old enemies rise against those he loves. To safeguard them, Kare will have to fight for the Empire he despises and face the deadly secret hidden deep beneath Abendau's desert.
"A bright and fresh new voice in the genre, brimming with imagination, subtle worldbuilding and engaging characters" Francis Knight, author of Fade to Black
"has raised the level so high, I have no idea how Zebedee will top it!" Nathan Hystad, editor, Woodbridge Press
"I proudly give out my first 10 out of 10" - Cathbad Maponus
He learned from when she hurt him, hoping to break him. He returns to Abendau, the city he hates, to confront her for the final time, and decide Abendau's legacy.
"One amazing premier novel for an author" JLDobias, author of the Cripple Mode series
"The last third of the book is particularly breathless, as Zebedee tosses the ball between her several point of view characters in a tightening spiral of a plot that had me hanging from the edge of the seat" - Juliana Spink Mills, author of Heartblade
"A satisfying end to what has been a fantastic trilogy" - G M Wallace
The doctors insist they’re in her mind. Her mother believes they are fae. Amy knows they have turned deadly.
While attending a wedding deep in the Antrim glens, the voices grow darker and their song takes hold. Not sure if she's mad or if her mother is correct, she flees, drawing well-meaning Simon into her terrifying road trip.
Now Amy knows she must defeat the voices once and for all. To escape their hold, she must confront long-hidden secrets, and find a truth which may not be hers to unearth.
A truth that will twist her world forever.
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If there's a line between fantasy and madness, then Jo Zebedee's characters are dragged kicking and screaming across it. A dark fable about belonging that is rooted as deeply in Northern Ireland as it is in the fantasy genre, with shades of Graham Joyce thrown in for good measure. - Stephen Poore, Longlist Gemmell Award
Waters and the Wild had me in suspense from the first page to the last. Ancient legends meet the modern world in a powerful tale of haunting ambiguities. - Teresa Edgerton, author of the Green Lion Trilogy
Waters and the Wild is a sinister, heart-stopping tale of fairy abduction in the beautiful glens of Antrim. You need it. So read it. – Peadar O'Guilin, Author of The Call
'Powerful and intense'
Kare's been hunted all his life. His mother, the cruel Empress, demands that he accept his place as her heir. His father's rebellion want him to stand as a figurehead for their insurgency.
When he refuses his mother's demands, she turns her wrath on those he loves. Kare knows he must face her. He returns to Abendau, his mother's city, to confront her. If he defeats her, he can reshape his future; if he fails, he'll face the horror of her vengeance.
A far-reaching Space Opera with strong characterisation and dark themes, Abendau explodes from the page.
Praise for Abendau:
'Devastating in its stark gritty delivery... a strong science fiction series from a thoughtful and intelligent writer'
Allen Stroud, British Fantasy Society journal.
'A grimdark cousin to Dune and Star Wars'
'A cracking read'
Belfast Writer’s Group is back with sixteen new stories, including Silver Threads of Coralline by Jo Zebedee, which was an Ellen Datlow recommended read for 2015.
Be prepared for curious tales of creatures from myth and legend you [think you] know and love, plus a few new ones.
2. The Last Tank Commander – Allen Stroud
3. Between Nine and Eleven – Adam Roberts
4. Taking Flight – Una McCormack
5. The 10 Second War – Michael Brookes
6. Decommissioned – Tade Thompson
7. Another Day in Paradise – Amy DuBoff
8. Round Trip – Robert Sharp
9. Arm Every Woman – Nik Abnett
10. Hill 435 – Tim C. Taylor
11. The Wolf, The Goat, and the Cabbage – Janet Edwards
12. Pickaxes and Shovels – Christopher Nuttall
13. The Gun – Ian Whates
14. Tactics for Optimal Outcomes in Negotiations with Wergen Ambassadors
– Mercurio D Rivera
15. The Story of the Ten – Jo Zebedee
16. The Beauty of our Weapons – Gavin Smith
A staff used in spinning.
Of women and women’s work.
An anthology of women’s stories woven through time and space.
In 2018 a crack team of women sci-fi writers, all members of the sffchronicles community forum, came together to write an anthology. Distaff is the result. Join us as we share stories of people, of science and exploration, and enjoy the words we weave.
"All in all, this anthology works wonderfully in showing that SF is still a genre which has a lot to say and has so many ways in which to say those things. Filled with great ideas and characters, Distaff is, hopefully, the first volume in what I hope will be an anthology series, and deserves to be widely read and enjoyed." Dave de Burgh, author of 'Betrayal's Shadow'
"I love good stories. Stories are as old as human relationships, They may be our
most important invention. It’s impossible to understand human society without an
understanding of the power of stories. Well told, they bring us face to face with
ourselves, our fears, our hopes, and so much else that makes us human.
Distaff is an anthology of well told stories by women for everyone. These stories
make use of the unlimited settings available to Science Fiction writers. The women
behind Distaff remind us of our humanity in entertaining and enjoyable ways." Douglas Van Aartsen
"An eclectic collection of tales, each standing out well from the others. The themes are varied and flow very well. I was in particularly enamoured with Kerry Buchanan’s story, a fine mix of space opera with a hint of Scandinavian folklore. While some of the themes are familiar to sci-fi fans none of the stories are predictable or boring. I had a great night drinking tea and reading them. Excellent reading for a commute to or from work, or a relaxing night with your feet up." - Steve Herron, Goodreads
Don't read this book late at night.