by Aimee Ogden
Now Available for Pre-Order
Releases April 5, 2021.
ISBN (eBook): 978-1-953736-00-0
ISBN (Paperback): 978-1-953736-02-4
Available on NetGalley starting 11/5/2020
Local Star is a polyamorous space opera with a fast-paced, action-packed adventure that's sure to punch you in the feels. It follows guttergirl Triz as she saves her hub from invaders from the Cyberbionautic Alliance, all the while negotiating her rekindled romance with Kalo, her ex who's returned from battle and won't stop hanging around the wrenchworks.
About the Author
Aimee Ogden is a former science teacher and software tester; now she writes stories about sad astronauts, angry princesses, and dead gods. Her short fiction has appeared in venues such as Analog, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Fireside, and another novella, "Sun-daughters, Sea-daughters" is forthcoming from Tor.com. She also co-edits Translunar Travelers Lounge, a magazine of fun and optimistic speculative fiction. Find her online at aimeeogdenwrites.wordpress.com.
Advance Praise for Local Star:
“Local Star is a heartfelt, heartwarming polyam romance driven by mystery, intrigue and action, whose grease-stained main character works to repair more than just ships. Ogden assembles a universe of complex people and problems, then drills down to a story about love, family, self-acceptance and forgiveness.” — Valerie Valdes, author of Chilling Effect
“A smart, witty exploration of what it means to be a family, Local Star combines the thoughtful humanism of A Closed and Common Orbit with a delightfully quirky setting reminiscent of the best works of Bruce Sterling. For years now, members of the SFF community have known that Aimee Ogden is a writer who can be counted on to deliver insightful stories packed with beautiful, flowing prose. The day after this book is published, everyone will know.” — Robyn Bennis, author of The Guns Above
“I pick up everything I see with Ogden’s name on it and I am never disappointed! Local Star sits in that lovely intersection of the personal and the operatic, hinting at intergalactic-level conflict while remaining deeply wedded to the life and loves of its heroine — a former guttergirl turned ship mechanic who doesn’t meet a problem she can’t barrel through. Sweet and romantic. Highly recommended!” — Samantha Mills, short fiction author
“In navigating familial ties amidst a backdrop of war, Triz carves out a space in a queer community that, despite its far-flung location, rings familiar and true. A dazzling tale of interstellar intrigue, Local Star is beautiful contemplation on what it means to be a family.”— Suzanne Walker, co-creator of the Hugo-nominated graphic novel Mooncakes with artist Wendy Xu