In the weeks since Firmament: Reversal Zone was released, I’ve been very happy to see how readers have been enjoying it thus far. Honestly, I think it’s my favorite of the four books that are currently out. And I’ve actually been sitting on the idea since before the Firmament series even began–the basic premise was part of my very first sci-fi enterprise, Journey to Eternity. Like most early attempts of mine, this story was not much good at all, but I loved the idea of the reversal and tucked it away for later. More than ten years later.
What are some of the early readers saying about Reversal Zone? Why, I’m glad you asked!
“This was a strong, powerful, and exciting installment in the Firmament series. My big complaint? It left me really needing the next book in the series.”
“Don’t think because it hurt my heart that that’s a bad thing. That’s actually a very, very good thing. I’m very invested in these characters and their stories, and I feel their pain when things don’t go well.”
“If you like twists and turns, you will like this book. I know I loved it and I’m not really into science fiction.”
“While reading Reversal Zone, I felt like I went on an amazing adventure through outer space. It’s definitely an original story you won’t hear anywhere else, and I have to say, it’s rather compelling.”
“It felt like a Star Trek episode, except better than any episode I have ever seen.”
“Pennington once again shows herself a master of maintaining the pressure.”
“If you like sleep, then this book isn’t for you. However, if you are perfectly willing to stay up all hours of the night to finish this book, then you must read this book. Because it is amazing.”
“She’s done it again. The latest in cutting edge sci-fi by Grace Pennington. She takes you on a journey of surprise and peril, twisting like a roller coaster till the very end.”
I cannot tell you how much words like that warm my heart–though if you’ve ever created something that has led to enjoyment by others, then you know exactly how I feel. That’s the very best part of writing–giving others a window into something special that began in your mind and then, through time and hard work, became a story.
And knowing it meant something to someone makes it all worth it.