Thursday, December 6, 2012

Cassy's Corner: Welcome Sci/Fi Writers

How to Celebrate the Holidays in Space

Celebrating the holidays is a very ancient tradition. The Romans celebrated Saturnalia, the festival of light, in late December and gave each other gifts. The Germanic peoples of Northern Europe celebrated Yule and burned the Yule log to welcome back the light. The ancient Slavic ritual of Koleda was a celebration of death and rebirth. And of course Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Christ.

I wonder if our ancestors could have imagined how we celebrate the holidays nowadays. A 100 foot high Christmas tree in Rockefeller Plaza, New York. Amazing lights strung across Regent Street in London. Millions of dollars spent on holidays gifts. People who spend hours decorating their homes and yards with hundreds of lights and decorations.

Can you imagine how we’ll celebrate hundreds or thousands of years into the future?

Wonder no more.

 In A GALACTIC HOLIDAY, you’ll see three different versions of future holidays:

In Stacy’s, HOW THE GLITCH SAVED CHRISTMAS, you’ll see Chicago of the future. There are body modifications (the hero, Edison, has some serious bod-mods and some serious sexiness), slick bikes that run on maglev tracks and very advanced androids.

You’ll also see a mysterious reverse Grinch who’s leaving “old-fashioned” Christmas trees and gifts in people’s homes. And you’ll see rival police detectives Edison and Reina rediscover the true meaning of Christmas.

In Sasha’s, GALILEO’S HOLIDAY, you’ll see the icy moon of Galileo. There are deep space tuggers, raider ships, a shield-protected station and scary cryptids.

You’ll see how the hardy colonists celebrate Holiday. They bake cookies, read ancient Holiday stories and know how to be thankful for all they have. You’ll see loner, Riley adapt to being part of a community and fall for the sexy, protective Leo.

In Anna’s, WINTER FUSION, you’ll see the distant ice world of Perma. There they have lingual implants, nanocoatings to stop ice melting, interstellar ships and fusion crystals.
You’ll also see how the Permans celebrate their important winter holiday of Yule. They drink mulled wine, burn an ice Yule log and welcome back the light after a long winter. You’ll see the hero, Savan—a man from a high-tech world with no families—collide with Brinn and see what the holidays and family are all about.
So come and join in our galactic holidays of the future!

A GALACTIC HOLIDAY – Carina Press | Amazon | B&N | All Romance

Anna HackettWebsite | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads
Stacy GailWebsite | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads
Sasha SummersWebsite | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads  

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Kari Lee Townsend said...

Very cool! I'll have to check those out :-)

Sasha Summers said...

Thanks for having us ladies! I feel very privileged to be in this anthology - especially since this is my first SciFi venture. Hope you enjoy the book and Happy Holidays!

Liz Lipperman said...

Sasha, this book really does sound cool. Even though we get mostly mystery readers here, this is one they would enjoy, too. Thanks so much for playing with us today.