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Learning to Fly Alien Spacecraft is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contact me on with your name, blog name and preferred post type.

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Learning to Fly Alien Spacecraft by Fay Abernethy

Genre: Eco Science Fantasy / Women’s Adventure / Uplit

Tour Dates: 14th - 20th July 2023

Publication Date: 12th July 2023

Formats available: Epub Only

Standalone second book in The Shantivira Series 

Estimated Page Count - 425

Types of post available: Reviews (preferred) or basic promo / spotlight posts. 

Author Content Warning: At the start of the previous book, Hanna was raped and lost the subsequent pregnancy in a late miscarriage. Although she has (mostly) recovered from these traumatic experiences, they of course still affect her life during this book.

What if the secret alien space station protecting the Earth went PUBLIC?

Hanna Abebe has come far since leaving Ethiopia. All the way to the other end of the galaxy, in fact. And although her course at the Essoona Pilots’ Academy is tough, it’s not as tough as maintaining the ultimate long-distance relationship . . .

Astronaut Dan Simpson is furious. The Galaksi Alliance have exiled him on a remote planet to stop him telling NASA about them before they’re ready. But by the time they come to take him home, Dan has fallen in love with an enigmatic alien and decides to stay. Only then does he discover what a perilous business his new girlfriend is involved in . . .

At last! Captain Joe Llewellyn has permission to initiate first contact via the UN. But if he messes it up, the Galaksi Alliance could cancel the Shantivira’s funding, leaving the Earth defenceless. So, no pressure. All goes well until a rogue Samaritan flies a cargo ship through months of painstaking negotiations . . .

This character-driven eco science fantasy is a must-read for fans of Becky Chambers, Ursula Le Guin, Douglas Adams and Doctor Who.

About Fay Abernethy

Fay Abernethy left the UK more than twenty years ago, seeking adventure.

When not diving with sharks or falling off horses, she worked as an engineer in the automotive industry. Later, she started her own translating business and settled down in Germany with the man of her dreams.

Pre-children, they explored the Alps together – on foot in summer and on skis or snowshoes in winter. She now lives the life of a respectable citizen, having discovered that being a parent is the greatest adventure of them all.

Why does she write? To find out what happens next, of course!

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Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

14th July

  1.  Scintilla

  2.  Heather Adores Books

15th July

  1. Sharon Beyond The Books

  2.  Bookworm86

16th July

  1.  Bibliotica


17th July

  1. Celticlady's Reviews


18th July

  1. Jazzy Book Reviews  


19th July

  1. Romance that's 'Out of This world'


20th July

  1. Lozreads


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