Wednesday, June 29, 2011

New novel novella: Dreampunk by Erin M. Hartshorn

There’s an interesting, new, self-published novel novella listed over on Smashwords: Dreampunk: A Tale of Life on Mars (2011), by SF&F author Erin M. Hartshorn. A steampunkish tale that revolves around espionage, virtual reality, and the colonization of Mars, here's the formal description:

Jesenia Farnham wants nothing more than to help remake Mars, modifying Earth-native plants to grow in her new home. The terrorist group Gaia First Foundation, however, wants everyone to go back to Earth, and when she gets caught up in their plans, she's not sure she can stop them. Can she convince Jaymie Woodson that she's not one of the terrorists so they can take out the GFF cell together?

Erin M. Hartshorn is a desert rat transplanted to a humid climate. Her ideal home has bookcases in every room. She is a moderator at Forward Motion for Writers, an online writers community. Her fiction has appeared both on-line and in print in various places, placed in the PARSEC short story contest, earned honorable mentions in the Writers of the Future contest, and been shortlisted for the UPC Award. When she's not writing, she enjoys various handicrafts, though she prefers spending time with her family in Pennsylvania.


  1. A fantastic novella! Anyone not sure if they want to pick it up only needs to check out my review to see that, yes, you should!

  2. Alex: Thanks for the comment and correction! I thought it was a novel. As a reader, my brain works according to number of pages, not number of words.