Celebrating the release of Escape: Repelling the Invasion on April 19, 2016, you can enter a Rafflecopter giveaway. To enter the Rafflecopter giveaway, click the travel poster (at right) for the moon called Banff, where Escapee is set.
You can win:
- A $10 Amazon gift certificate
- One of two electronic copies of the prequel to Escapee — The Guardian Angel of Farflung Station.
Under Escapee’s Hood
You may have noticed that the travel poster calls Catt and Hank’s moon ‘Banff’ — which is the name of a town in Scotland and also of a national park in Alberta.
Since Catt and Hank must fly all the way around their moon to attack the headquarters of an invading army, I needed a lot of place names. To make it easier (and more interesting, at least for me), I dug out a map of Banff National Park, where the wife and I honeymooned eons ago, and stole names.
- Banff (the fictional moon, not the national park) is dying. It used to be a planet, but has since been captured into orbit around a gas giant. The giant’s gravity is tearing the moon apart, causing storms and thousands of volcanoes. That’s why the travel poster claims that it’s ‘the hottest moon in the galaxy.’
- After being battered and sexually abused, Catt stole money from her aristocratic abuser and escaped. She fled to Banff because people told her it was the best place to escape from the law. And they were right. Cops don’t bother to chase fugitives to such a ridiculously dangerous moon. That’s why the poster proclaims that ‘The cops’ll never find you’.
And now you know the story behind the names.
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Escapee — The African Queen in Outer Space
Catt Sayer just wants to survive. The working-class fugitive delivers military supplies on her decrepit airship, but her hard-won livelihood vanishes when invaders overrun her harsh moon. And now an idealistic, upper-class officer wants her to risk her life on a hopeless voyage to attack enemy headquarters – manned by 10,000 soldiers.
Edward Hoornaert’s romantic space opera, Escapee, continues the saga of the Dukelsky family (begun in The Guardian Angel of Farflung Station). If you like The African Queen and the thrill of underdogs finding love while battling a hostile environment, you’ll love Escapee.
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