Terraforming – Short Story – The Worlds Within Magazine – October 25th, 2021
Dust – Flash Fiction – 365 Tomorrows – October 3rd, 2021
The Priest & the Robot – Short Story – Ohio Writer Association’s Outcasts: An Anthology – October 2nd, 2021
The House – School of Kingdom Writers – June 22nd, 2021
In The Name of Ammalee – The Worlds Within – June 15th, 2021
The Ship and the Planet
Word Count: 100,000
Synopsis: Daegmund and Leala have a lot in common. Neither of them knows anything about what happened to the 150 people missing on that side of Ship. They couldn’t tell you what the coordinates were, or why they mattered, or how finding them would make any difference. They have no idea how controlling and calculated the Ship is, or how many families the Ship has starved, beaten, and tortured. And they know nothin about the Resistance or how they plan to set things right. Which makes them equally surprised to find out they have spent their entire lives to serve in the Resistance.
But that’s as far as the similarities go. Because Daegmund lives on a Planet with no adults, and Leala lives on the Ship that orbits it.
The Ship and the Planet is a 110,000 word young adult science fiction novel. This book is Book 1 of a series. It begins with introducing Daegmund and his ensemble, weaving together a narrative that highlights life on the Ship and the Planet. The book ends with Daegmund and his friends leaving their Colony with everything they need for the next leg of their journey.
Status: Currently editing second draft.
Interested in being a Beta Reader? Let me know here.
Here’s what people said about the first draft of The Ship and the Planet:
“The Ship and the Planet is an incredibly entertaining read that reminds me of sci-fi novelist John Scalzi. Joe Graves has a unique flair that creates realistic depictions of this alien landscape and for building intrigue and suspense through the various characters you’ll relate with. I loved the play on socio-economic class systems and the intersection of a “green” world that provides a subtle underlay to the story. It captivated me from the moment I picked it up and I would highly recommend it. Can’t wait for book two!“ -Charlotte Kovanda