9.17.2012

Love from RT and Publishers Weekly!

More review bliss for GHOST PLANET! I can't say anything as great as RT Book Reviews or Publishers Weekly did, so I'll just shut up.

RT Book Reviews
GHOST PLANET
by Sharon Lynn Fisher
Genre: Science Fiction, General Science Fiction
RT Rating - 4.5 stars

It takes guts to kill your heroine before page one, and Fisher has that in spades. Paying special homage to Stanislaw Lem’s Solaris (in particular, the moving Steven Soderbergh/George Clooney film adaptation) and Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Fisher’s sci-fi romance debut thoroughly impresses. In Elizabeth’s struggle to reconcile the mystery of her existence as a ghost, Fisher offers a pitch-perfect balance of a cohesive scientific vision with poignant, naked emotion.

And also this weekend, Publishers Weekly calls GHOST PLANET:

"...an absorbing and exciting story full of science, sex, and intriguing plot twists"

(Read full write-up)

9.15.2012

A beautiful 5-star review

I know it will be ups and downs with reviews. Not everyone will love it. Not everyone will even like it. But I wanted to take a moment to share and enjoy GHOST PLANET's first 5-star review on Goodreads, because it is a thing of beauty!

Here is an excerpt, but do go read the whole thing:

I haven’t enjoyed a book this much in a long time. Sharon Lynn Fisher’s Ghost Planet grabbed me into one of those book trances that leaves you unable to do laundry, sleep, or function in the real world until you finish. When forced to put the book down, you walk around in a book bubble thinking about the plot and how it might twist and turn until you can pick it up again. This is when you decide pancakes are awesome for dinner so you can go back to your comfy spot and slip back into the emotions of the book.

I love science fiction and have never felt that it should exclude romance. Relationships always drive a story whether it’s between warring factions, governments, scientists, or star crossed lovers. Where would Star Wars be without Han and Leia? Ghost Planet blends them seamlessly and this is a story where neither the science nor the romance takes a backseat to the other. They both hold their own in a way that as they interact, they each become more. The sum is greater than its parts.