Mind Over Man.
From a young age, studying to become a space cadet is all Maci Layton has known - it's all every kid has known. Society demands children do nothing but prepare for a future in space, even though a select few are actually chosen to be space cadets. Despite this, no one protests or pushes for change. Everything seems peaceful, everyone content.
But unflinching order comes with a cost.
Maci's story offers an intimate look into the mind of someone struggling to come to terms with their anxiety while facing the reality of their world. Between moments of darkness and ugliness, SPVCE celebrates hope, optimism, and the beautiful things that make us human.
PRAISE FOR SPVCE
"A solid, authentic SF tale with plenty of food for thought. A beautiful combination of SF action and individual angst." - The Prairies Book Review
"I would recommend SPVCE to readers who enjoy sophisticated young adult works and emotionally conscious, character-led science fiction that doesn’t hold back." - K. C. Finn, 5 Star Reader's Favorite
"I sincerely recommend this work as a must-read for its brilliant study of anxiety and human nature in a futuristic time that is still not devoid of basic human problems." - Vincent Dublado, 5 Star Reader's Favorite
"SPVCE is rawly written and not everyone is going to be on board with Karen's literary style, but passing up this gem would be a mistake of universal proportions." - Jamie Michele, 5 Star Reader's Favorite
"What I liked about SPVCE is the development of Maci Layton's character. I liked how fierce she is and that she does not allow anyone to undermine her. She stands her ground and roars like the lioness that she is." - Grace Ruhara, 5 Star Reader's Favorite
"It took some time to get into the story because Karen is intentionally methodical in dropping just enough information to hold the reader's interest, and the only perspective we get is that of Maci, and poor Maci is so very broken... A beautifully perfectly imperfect human." - Asher Syed, 5 Star Reader's Favorite
WHAT BETA-READERS SAID...
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