Here's a snippet from my upcoming novel, The Glory of the Stars:
Thumbing open the access panel, he pushed his too-long hair back from his face. The solid pull of the ship’s gravity held him on the landing, but the weightlessness of the core beckoned him forward. The central core of the large globe that was the generation ship the Kingdom of Heaven, sported bare metal walls held together by rivets the size of his kitchen table, a narrow landing for each of the hundreds of decks, and, most importantly, no gravity. It was the one place Nephi felt truly free. With a laugh, he launched himself through the opening, caught hold of the narrow railing on the landing, and vaulted over it. Spinning away through the empty space, he whooped in delight. Lights on each deck flared to life as he passed. A thick cylinder ran from top to bottom in the core, housing the engines and other vital systems. Nephi landed with his feet against it, and pushed off into a back flip before letting himself float in the empty, echoing space. The domed ceiling at either end of the core held the ship‘s reserve water stores. And what lay beyond that, Nephi didn’t know.
Angie Lofthouse went to college with every intention of becoming a particle physicist, but through a series of misadventures, found herself studying Shakespeare instead. After college she combined her love of science and her love of words into a science fiction writing career.
She has published numerous short stories in online and print magazines and anthologies, as well as two sci-fi adventure novels, Defenders of the Covenant and The Ransomed Returning. Her latest novel, The Glory of the Stars, will be out soon, along with a novella, “Werewolves of California,” in an upcoming anthology.
She lives in a little canyon in the foothills of the
with her family of writers,
artists, singers, composers, illustrators and musicians. Wasatch Mountains