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Chad T. Douglas was born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina in 1989. He has lived in Florida since 2002 and graduated from the University of Florida in 2012. In 2009 he published the first book in the Lore series, A Pirate’s Charm. Douglas released the second installment, East and Eight, in December 2010, and the third and final installment, The Old World, in November 2011. His most recent novel, Earthshine (2012) is the first installment of a science fiction series.

Since 2010, Douglas has been a traveling staff writer for the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity at the Florida Museum of Natural History. When he isn’t spinning tales of his own, he travels with and writes for the McGuire Center.





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Benni Dublanc is exemplary, which, in the year 2622 CE, is entirely ordinary. She’s young, she’s pretty, she’s in love, and she attends Academy Aeraea, a center of fashion, thought and modern style built on the pulse of the greatest city ever imagined—Genesia, Mars. Like all Genesians, Benni has never seen a blue sky, she can summon any and all knowledge into view with nothing more than a thought, makes her daily two-hundred kilometer commute in two minutes, and was sculpted into a model citizen beginning from the day she was born. Benni will never know famine, she will never know war, and after a horrific accident on the night of her twenty-second birthday, she will never be human again.




What people are saying...

"First of all, I'd like to applaud Douglas for the jaw-dropping amount of cultural detail he weaves into Earthshine. Not only does he craft entire religions, political controversies, and class warfare for his fictional world, he also envisions dazzling architectural innovations and insightful new technologies for this brisk-paced, surprisingly immersive sci-fi novel. Thanks to the astounding depth of Douglas' worldbuilding and the surprising relevance of Genesia's political upheaval (can someone say "energy crisis"?), Earthshine somehow bridges the thirty-five million mile, six-hundred year gap between its Genesian protagonists and its readers back on Earth.

The novel's characters, however, don't always share the setting's depth of development—. Although Earthshine's Martian city flaunts mile-high luxury apartments alongside subterranean slums, the novel's characters seldom enjoy similar complexity. Over the course of the novel. Douglas stuffs more characters and subplots into three hundred pages than a three-hundred page book could ever develop or resolve. That's not to say I didn't commiserate with Benni when her love life misfired or long for transhuman Shirro to finally get out of the hospital; I did, however, wish Douglas had shown the reader some vital scenes instead of glossing over them. If you're the kind of person who can't stay in a relationship for more than two weeks, Earthshine is the book for you: the intricate blend of subplots and character arcs quickens the pace while guaranteeing you won't tire of any one character. Don't read Earthshine expecting characters so deep you need a submarine to understand them, but if you're looking for fun, action, and sci-fi wizardry, Chad Douglas has got you covered."

- Alison_S (Reader's Favorite)


  • Title: Earthshine
  • Author: Chad T. Douglas
  • Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Length: 306 pages
  • Release Date: January 30, 2015
  • ISBN-13: 978-1507540152
  • Imprint: Devil's Tower

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