Episode 540-With Ren Hutchings

On May 24, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

Under Fortunate Stars by Ren HutchingsThis week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Ren Hutchings, author of UNDER FORTUNATE STARS.

About UNDER FORTUNATE STARS: Two Ships. One Chance To Save The Future.

Fleeing the final days of the generations-long war with the alien Felen, smuggler Jereth Keeven’s freighter the Jonah breaks down in a strange rift in deep space, with little chance of rescue—until they encounter the research vessel Gallion, which claims to be from 152 years in the future.

The Gallion’s chief engineer Uma Ozakka has always been fascinated with the past, especially the tale of the Fortunate Five, who ended the war with the Felen. When the Gallion rescues a run-down junk freighter, Ozakka is shocked to recognize the Five’s legendary ship—and the Five’s famed leader, Eldric Leesongronski, among the crew.

But nothing else about Leesongronski and his crewmates seems to match up with the historical record. With their ships running out of power in the rift, more than the lives of both crews may be at stake…

About Ren Hutchings: Ren is an SFF writer, writing mentor and freelance editor. She has spent most of the past few years working in game dev while plotting twisty space books. Ren’s debut novel, UNDER FORTUNATE STARS, will be published by Solaris in May 2022.

Ren has previously worked as a creative producer and managed communications for a non-profit arts council. She graduated with a BA in History before completing a year of grad school in archaeology, indulging her lifelong passion for nerding out about the past just as much as the future. She loves weird mysteries, pop science, elaborate book playlists, and pondering about alternate universes.

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