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New science fiction book: Why visit the planet Meniscus?

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The next book in the Meniscus Science Fiction Series, Return to Sintha, will be here in March. Perhaps you’d like to know why you would want to visit Meniscus??? No, it is not a part of the knee, but a planet out there among the stars. The word ‘meniscus’ refers to its meaning as the ‘curved upper surface of a liquid in a tube’ and refers to the way water behaves (mis-behaves) on the alien planet.


When you read, do you love:

  • adventure – lots of action and danger?
  • a short read (all the Meniscus stories are about 20,000 words or less)?
  • an interesting setting – lots of alien species, plant and animal?
  • an alien language with a dictionary and in-text translation of what the aliens are saying?
  • a bit of romance – not explicit, but relationships front and centre?
  • following the action with a map? and a glossary of alien terms for plant life, wild life and measurement?
  • an annotated list of all the characters in the Series?



There are twelve previous titles in the Meniscus Series. You could start anywhere, but I recommend beginning with Crossing the Churn, Oral Traditions or Rosetta Stone.



In my next post, I will talk a little about the setting of Return to Sintha and some of its main characters.


All my Best,

Jane Tims (a.k.a. Alexandra)

Written by jane tims

February 3, 2023 at 6:29 pm

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