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For Sparkler Year 6: Decoy and Retrofit paperback!

Posted by Lianne Sentar/Rebecca Scoble (Creator)

Hey all! 

I've got another exciting announcement for our Year 6 plans--the Decoy and Retrofit paperback will be available very soon! We're actually at the tail end of production and sending it to the printer very shortly, so we've decided to make it available to Kickstarter backers!

It’s been five years since the alien Tourists arrived to Earth, and humanity isn't taking their new colonizers very well. While his hometown was destroyed, Noel survived as a retrofit: chunks of his body replaced with alien flesh, connected to the Tourist hive mind. He eventually joined a human mercenary gang, but he sees little point to surviving in this post-apocalyptic wasteland...until he stumbles upon a childhood friend, an ice cream truck, and a whole lot of guns.

A Boy’s Love sci-fi by Bell and Hazel of Always Raining Here!

Decoy and Retrofit is one of those stories that does both worldbuilding and character building so well--the setting is so unusual, different from any science fiction I'd ever read, but presented so naturally through the story that it was easy to imagine what life there was like. Same with the character relationships--the main characters are so layered and interesting. If you're looking for a fascinating read that's never what you expect, give Decoy and Retrofit a try!

Anyway, we've got a few more announcements to make over the next few days, so keep an eye out! Thank you all for your support, and if you like the sound of these plans, please let your friends and followers know about the Kickstarter!

Thank you!

-Rebecca

Sparkler Staff

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