Thursday, 6 December 2012

Celebrating the Holidays Sci-fi Style plus a #Giveaway!

Please welcome SFR authors Anna Hackett, Stacy Gail and Sasha Summers to the blog, with a post about their new science fiction romance holiday anthology, and a stellar giveaway!

Spaceships and Christmas trees…not two things you see together very often! But in the sci-fi romance anthology, A GALACTIC HOLIDAY, that’s exactly what you get. We promise you’ll have all the sci-fi staples:  spaceships, action and adventure, high-tech gadgets but there are also Christmas trees, gifts and kisses under the mistletoe.

Stacy, Sasha and I were all fascinated with the ideas of how generations in the future would celebrate the holidays. Would the timeless theme of home, family and love still be relevant amongst high-tech gadget and harsh new worlds? What would people who’d never been exposed to the holidays think of all the traditions?

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 slick bikes that run on maglev tracks and very advanced androids. But 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. But you’ll also 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. But 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 if you’d like to try something a little different these holidays, why not celebrate the holidays sci-fi style!

Take a moment to enter our out-of-this-world giveaway:

A GALACTIC HOLIDAYCarina Press | Amazon | B&N | All Romance
Anna HackettWebsite | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads
Stacy GailWebsite | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads
Sasha SummersWebsite | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads  


  1. The holiday season is sorely lacking in science fiction stories, so this will be great. BTW: I read Terms and Conditions Apply. I can't decide if the ending was happy or not, but what a fun read!

    1. Aw, thanks JM! And thank you for dropping by.

  2. Thanks so much for hosting AGH Pippa! :) Hope you enjoy the anthology. JM, I agree about the lack of SciFi holiday stuff - but this should keep you happy :)
    Have a lovely day.

  3. Thank you so much for hosting us today, Pippa. Gotta love people who love sci-fi! <3

    JM, funny you should mention that. The lack of anything having to do with the holidays in sci-fi is what drew me to this project in the first place. Needing to be with friends and family and enjoying the spirit of giving can fit anywhere. And when you add love into the mix, it's magic, baby. Magic. ;D

    Happy holidays everyone!

  4. Hi Pippa! I'll echo the other two gals and say a big thanks for having us! Always fun to hang with other sci-fi lovers (-:

    JM - I agree, too and like Stacy, when I saw the Carina Press call for sci-fi holiday stories I jumped at the chance because it was so unique. Hope you enjoy A GALACTIC HOLIDAY.

    1. You're welcome - I love having scifi authors to visit! :)


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