The Bones of the Sea

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The Bones of the Sea - a scifi short story.

Myasi has been contracted to destroy an obstruction in the shallow seas of Ulto Marinos. But her attempt to do so reveals something more beneath the surface ... More
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Words: 3,390
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458012555
About Pippa Jay

A stay-at-home mum of three who spent twelve years working as an Analytical Chemist in a Metals and Minerals laboratory, Pippa Jay bases her stories on a lifetime addiction to science-fiction books and films. Somewhere along the line a touch of romance crept into her work and refused to leave. In the moments between torturing her plethora of characters, she spends her free time trying to learn guitar, indulging in freestyle street dance and drinking high-caffeine coffee. Although happily settled in historical Colchester in the UK with her husband of 18 years, she continues to roam the rest of the Universe in her head.

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Review by: Heidi Ruby Miller on Feb. 24, 2013 :
Once I started reading The Bones of the Sea, I couldn't stop. Pippa Jay's underwater world captured me from the beginning, reminding me how little archaeological and oceanic Science Fiction we have available. She proves that the secrets of a deep ocean can be as vast and amazing as the whole of space...and that all of those secrets will not be lost, no matter how hard we try to destroy them.
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Review by: Heidi Ruby Miller on Feb. 24, 2013 : (no rating)
Once I started reading The Bones of the Sea, I couldn't stop. Pippa Jay's underwater world captured me from the beginning, reminding me how little archaeological and oceanic Science Fiction we have available. She proves that the secrets of a deep ocean can be as vast and amazing as the whole of space...and that all of those secrets will not be lost, no matter how hard we try to destroy them.
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Review by: Jameson Kowalczyk on Jan. 21, 2013 :
A well-written, thoughtful sci-fi short in the genre of films like The Abyss and Prometheus.

The author has a particular talent for crafting visuals out of words. Her descriptions of technologies and the eerie underwater setting are simple and elegant, and sewn seamlessly into the story.

Great surprise with what ends up to be the real conflict in the story, and great ending.
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Review by: Laurie Green on Jan. 23, 2012 :
What if...

This well-written story takes you on a journey of discovery, then presents a quandary and a gut-punch outcome that feels all too real. A deft examination of the dark side of human nature, and human-made complications.

If you love a well-crafted Sci-Fi short story, I highly recommend this read.
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Review by: Vanessa Finaughty on Jan. 14, 2012 :
This story was rather sad, but mostly because of the sorry truth - that humans tend to destroy anything that's inconvenient to them.

Very well written and entertaining, this story will leave you thinking long after you've read it. A definite must-read for all deep-thinking sci-fi lovers.
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Review by: Unicorn Productions on May 23, 2011 :
A very captivating sci-fi tale on how humans tend to destroy everything in their wake. If you had to face the protagonist's situation, what would YOU do?
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Review by: David Clayton on May 17, 2011 :
Excellent quick read , beautifully descriptive and complex for such a short story.
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Review by: Laurel C Kriegler on May 16, 2011 :
A quick read, and very well-written, I thoroughly enjoyed this short story. In it, we get a brief glimpse of Ulto Marinos, a mysterious world on which stranger things exist - namely, the Bones of the Sea. We discover, along with Myasi, the hidden secrets of this strange structure - but will they actually be unlocked?

It is refreshing to meet a new talent in the scifi industry, and I look forward to seeing what other ideas Pippa Jay will bring to the world of reading.
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Review by: Lauri J Owen on May 16, 2011 :
Like the slow beat of a drum, this story pulls you onward, piece by piece, until the final words blossom on your page. I can't think of more to say than if you love skillfully written science fiction, you need to read this novella.
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