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About the Book
17-year-old Philadelphia has been imprisoned most of her life because of her Christian beliefs. When her father is sent to Mars against his will to work on a mysterious science project and a benevolent official allows her to accompany him, Philadelphia knows she must keep her head down or be sent back to prison on Earth. But when she stumbles into the wrong hallway and accidentally learns too much, Philadelphia is faced with a question she doesn’t want to answer: the choice between returning to Earth—or destroying it.
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About the Author
Aubrey Hansen is a pink-haired, caffeine-fueled twenty-something. She's a writer (obviously), barista, dog trainer, and the co-founder of Penoaks Publishing. She shares her house in Kansas City with three cats, a pit bull, a snake, a ferret, and a husband.
What Reviewers are Saying
“One day while I was busy mindlessly entering data into the computer at work, I put on my head phones and started listening to the book. I was hooked from the first few sentences. In fact, I stayed up late when I got home (even though I had to get up early the next morning) to finish the book.”-Amazon Reviewer
“With solid craft and poignant world building, Aubrey Hansen has outlined a future both horrifying and realistic. I appreciated Hansen's character building skills.”-Amazon Reviewer
“I loved this book! I didn't realize it was a short novella, and I wished it would have been longer.”-Goodreads Reviewer
“The story was fascinating. I wasn't really sure what to expect, but everything came together in the end and it made sense.”-Goodreads Reviewer
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Dr. Nic turned to me again, voice strangely calm. “I expect you will refrain from any further snooping. You have been far too inquisitive for having been here less than 48 hours.”At first I couldn’t think of anything to say. My breath rose in my throat, and my volume rose with it. “I was just asking about my brother! He’s my brother! And you took him away!”“I took him away?” His mustache twitched.“You’re the one that requested him, weren’t you? You didn’t give him a choice! You didn’t give my father a choice, either.” I took two more steps backwards.“No,” he said without regret. “I’m also the one that called for you.”I froze.“The commander didn’t want to let you come. Said it was against ‘regulations.’ But I didn’t think it was right to leave a young girl in the hands of strangers. Your brother was an adult,” he cut off my excuses before I could think them, “you’re a minor. And you have nobody. I didn’t think that was right.”I backed away. He advanced and narrowed the gap. “If you don’t want to be here, I could… send you back to Earth.” The threat was calm, flat like a sheet of razor-sharp ice.I sucked in several gasps. “I’m… sorry. I’m sorry.”He was smiling again, but it wasn’t an encouraging smile. I didn’t feel like he was forgiving me for my disrespectfulness—I felt like he was accepting my surrender.“It’s all right,” he said, and he sounded reasonably truthful about it. “Just stay out of my way.” His smile deepened, eyes glittering. “Just keep your head down, Philadelphia, and no one will know the difference.”I turned and ran for the dorms.
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