Viridian System Sampler: 8 Short Stories

Rated 4.00/5 based on 4 reviews
This anthology of eight short stories shows the genesis of the Viridian System series, a science fiction adventure starring two asteroid miners, Big Pete and the Swede, and their female companions.

From their early appearance in search of real books to read, to a life-or-death situation on some far planet, these stories show Pete and the Swede in the raw - sometimes literally, in the Swede's case More
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About Jemima Pett

Jemima Pett has been living in a world of her own for many years. Writing stories since she was eight, drawing maps of fantasy islands with train systems and timetables at ten. Unfortunately no-one wanted a fantasy island designer, so she tried a few careers, getting great experiences in business, environmental research and social work. She finally got back to building her own worlds, and wrote about them. Her business background enabled her to become an independent author, responsible for her own publications.

Her first series, the Princelings of the East, mystery adventures for advanced readers set in a world of tunnels and castles entirely populated by guinea pigs, is now complete. The tenth and final book, Princelings Revolution, came out in October 2020. Jemima does chapter illustrations for these. She has also edited two volumes of Christmas stories for young readers, the BookElves Anthologies, and her father's memoirs White Water Landings, about the Imperial Airways flying boat service in Africa. She has compiled four collections of flash fiction tales, publishing in the first half of 2021. She is now writing the third in her science fiction series set in the Viridian System, in which the aliens include sentient trees.

Jemima lived in a village in Norfolk with her guinea pigs, the first of whom, Fred, George, Victor and Hugo, provided the inspiration for her first stories, The Princelings of the East. She is now living in Hampshire, writing science fiction for grown-ups, hatching plans for a new series, and writing more short stories for anthologies.

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Reviews of Viridian System Sampler: 8 Short Stories by Jemima Pett

Chris The Story Reading Ape reviewed on Sep. 3, 2019

Several good stories about Big Pete, The Swede, Dolores, Maggie and other characters in the Viridian System books.
(review of free book)
JQDahiya reviewed on Jan. 29, 2019

This is rated around 3 stars, meaning I liked it well enough to write reviews and hope it gets good sales.

This is a sampler from the ‘Viridian star system’, where asteroids are mined for orichalcum, no less, and the miners go for recreation to a planet with a double fast rotation, two suns and three moons.

Far in the future, yet it has male miners hiring female 'miner-suppliers' for company, sex and service, from what can only be a pimp. Eyeroll and loss of stars!

Well written shorts despite that major drawback, they do draw you in, and you may be tempted to read more about the system in the rest of the books in the same world.
(review of free book)
Victoria Zigler reviewed on Sep. 18, 2016

This was a great little collection of flash fiction stories, which are perfect to give you a taste of the world, while making you want to know more. The little explanations of how the stories came about were a nice touch too.
(review of free book)
Judy Stone reviewed on April 8, 2016

Flailing around, desperately seeking a book to hold my interest. In a weird mood and my comfort reads and well-loved classics weren't cutting it. After trying and discarding books in my TBR pile, I struck gold! SF/F is my favorite genre and Jemima Pett gives us a perfect intro into her new series.

This is a great way to get to know the main characters and a bit of their backstory and world before reading book one in the series, The Perihelix.

The Perihelix is next on my reading list. Can't wait to dive into the further adventures of Big Pete and the Swede.
(reviewed 7 months after purchase)
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