Sidnye Dupree was going on thirteen years old when she broke the Bishop’s nose with a dodgeball and dreamed the dream of the shooting star. But even if she’d known then what was happening to her, it would have been far too late to stop it.
Scott Fitzgerald Gray has created scores of memorable characters in his novels and short fiction, but Sidnye (Queen of the Universe) is undeniably my favourite. I fell in love with Sidnye and years ago when I had the privilege of reading an early draft of the novel. The spot-on characterization of this rebellious and compassionate thirteen-year-old and her equally outcast best friend Emmett, both stuck at boarding school in Moose Jaw, would be wonderful enough on its own. But then things go all SF on the pair, the story blooms and expands, and the reader follows them out of this world on a cosmic ride. I can’t really tell you more without spoilers, but I can tell you I was entranced.
Imagine my delight last year when I learned Scott was finally releasing this gem of a novel and following up with the sequel. I am even more delighted to be able to share it with you. For free!
That’s right, free. Scott will generously donate an ebook of Sidnye (Queen of Universe) to all of our first-month Kickstarter backers if we reach our mid-point goal of $13,000 by November 5th. You can find out more about the offer here:
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