Over the MoonA YA, SciFi retelling of The Wizard of Oz
Over the Moon
Ding Dong, the Technowitch is dead.
As an illegal clone of the murdered galactic princess, Dora’s face would get her killed the minute she steps off her dull farming moon. She spends her days tinkering with gadgets and gears, with Tau, her kitchen-timer-bot, for company. But when forces close in and threaten her family, her escape attempt lands her deep in the Outer Zone — and on top of the Technowitch of Night, crushing her in the process.
Now a fugitive in two solar systems, Dora’s only chance of survival is to find her way to the mysterious Technomage on his Emerald moon. In a place where science has advanced to be indistinguishable from magic, she must accept the help of an unlikely trio: a cryogenically-preserved girl with no memory, an obsolete theme park droid, and a bioengineered beast with a penchant for the dramatic.
As Dora realizes there’s more to the princess’s death than what the universe has been told, she must choose — save her family, or risk everything to right a centuries-old wrong.
“OVER THE MOON is S.E. Anderson’s latest sci-fi masterpiece, a fun and energetic retelling of The Wizard of Oz that is such a thrilling ride! With a world of androids, robots, and clones functioning amid a complex belief system that underpins societal ideology, this is one fascinating read that examines autonomy, exploitation, and betrayal.”
“What if The Wizard of Oz took place in outer space? OVER THE MOON is a romp of a story, a fantastical sci-fi reimagining of a beloved classic that will keep you guessing until the very last page. Author SE Anderson has her PhD in astrophysics, and she deftly weaves scientific knowledge into a wildly creative tale. With a gifted, determined STEM heroine, Technowitches galore, a girl whose skin is inked with constellations, and an unlikely love story, this Wizard of Oz retelling is one you won’t want to miss.”
“OVER THE MOON is a wild celestial romp that will hyperdrive you over the rainbow on a cosmic adventure you’ll never forget!”
“All the hallmarks of S.E. Anderson’s writing — heart, verve, and humor — are on full display in OVER THE MOON, a re-telling of a storytelling classic that is equal parts familiar and fresh. Anderson spins a thrilling and heartfelt tale that deserves a spot on any sci-fi fan’s shelf.”