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The Mary Sue Exclusive Cover Reveal: C. A. Higgins’ Feminist Sci-Fi Novel Lightless

All aboard the Ananke.


C. A. Higgins’ Lightless was released this fall and quickly became one of my favorite sci-fi books of all time. Written by a woman with a BA in Physics, the story follows Althea, a computer scientist aboard the most unique ship in the solar system – a ship that finds itself under attack from terrorists. Now, Lightless is coming out in paperback, and we have the exclusive cover reveal.

Brainy ladies in space? More of that, please:

Lightless trade comps 2.10

Lightless is also the first book being read by a new book club over at Blastr’s Fangrrls, so if you’d like to discuss the read with me, Bonnie Burton, Geek Girl Diva, and Cher Martinetti, you have until March to check it out. Not to give too much away, but if you like a story with genius lady physicists, tough-as-nails women antagonists, a healthy dose of space science, and no real love story to speak of (!), then this book is for you.

I’ve also had the pleasure of reading the sequel, Supernova, in stores July 26 (featuring even more science and morally-ambiguous female protagonists!) You can check out the cover and an exclusive excerpt over on EW.

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Sam Maggs is a writer and televisioner, currently hailing from the Kingdom of the North (Toronto). Her first book, THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY will be out soon from Quirk Books. Sam’s parents saw Star Wars: A New Hope 24 times when it first came out, so none of this is really her fault.