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Ren Hutchings with Karen Osborne: Under Fortunate Stars

Ren Hutchings with Karen Osborne: Under Fortunate Stars

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Read on for important registration and book order details for this Brookline Booksmith virtual author event!

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Celebrate the release of Under Fortunate Stars with author Ren Hutchings, in conversation with Karen Osborne.

Books purchased here will include a signed bookplate, as well as a bookmark, a postcard print, and a laptop sticker!

**Please note that the book will now be published on June 7, 2022. The event will take place as planned on May 23, but you will receive your book after 6/7 due to the rescheduled release date.**

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Under Fortunate Stars

Two ships. One chance to save the future.

Fleeing the final days of the generations-long war with the alien Felen, smuggler Jereth Keeven’s freighter the Jonah breaks down in a strange rift in deep space, with little chance of rescue—until they encounter the research vessel Gallion, which claims to be from 152 years in the future.

The Gallion’s chief engineer Uma Ozakka has always been fascinated with the past, especially the tale of the Fortunate Five, who ended the war with the Felen. When the Gallion rescues a run-down junk freighter, Ozakka is shocked to recognize the Five's legendary ship—and the Five's famed leader, Eldric Leesongronski, among the crew.

But nothing else about Leesongronski and his crewmates seems to match up with the historical record. With their ships running out of power in the rift, more than the lives of both crews may be at stake...

Ren Hutchings is a speculative fiction writer, writing mentor, and history grad. She loves pop science, unexplained mysteries, 90s music, collecting outdated electronics, and pondering about alternate universes. Under Fortunate Stars is Ren's debut novel.

Moderator Karen Osborne is the author of Architects of Memory and Engines of Oblivion from Tor Books, and her short fiction appears in Uncanny Magazine, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Fireside Magazine, Clarkesworld, and more. Her work has been nominated for the Nebula, Sturgeon and Locus Awards.

About Brookline Booksmith

We are one of New England’s premier independent bookstores, family-owned and locally run since 1961. We offer an extensive selection of new, used, and bargain books; unique, beautiful gifts; award-winning events series; and specialty foods. Every day, we strive to foster community through the written word, represent a diverse range of voices and histories, and inspire conversations that enrich our lives. Find more at brooklinebooksmith.com!

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