The Sapphiran Agenda

Rated 4.50/5 based on 4 reviews
Thyron is a flora peda telepathis from the planet, Sapphira. His world is occupied by his species of telepathic walking plants as well as a race of pygmies who worship them as gods. Encounters with humans generally don't end well. Face it, humans are omnivorous and plants a popular source of nourishment. Attempt this on Sapphira, however, and the food chain is likely to change rather quickly. More
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About Marcha Fox

Marcha Fox has loved science fiction since she was a child with the stars always holding a strong sense of mystery and fascination. Her love of astronomy resulted in a bachelor of science degree in physics from Utah State University followed by a 21 year career at NASA where she held a variety of positions including technical writer, engineer and eventually manager. Her NASA experience was primarily at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas but included trips to Cape Canaveral in Florida, visiting other Centers in Mississippi, Alabama and Maryland as well as visits to the European Space Agency in The Netherlands. Her most memorable experience, however, was the sad task of helping to recover space shuttle debris in East Texas following the tragic Columbia accident in 2003. "NASA was a great career experience, but writing is what I've always wanted to do. To me there is nothing more exhilarating than bringing a character to life."

She has made it a point to "do the math" regarding various elements in her books to assure accuracy and hoping to instill an interest in science and engineering to her readers in an enjoyable and entertaining way. She admits that Cyraria's figure-8 orbit around a binary star system is a bit of a stretch but maintains it is mathematically feasible even though it would be unstable with life on such a planet beyond challenging with its seasonal extremes. "But that's what makes it a good setting for the story," she adds.

Born in Peekskill, New York she has lived in California, Utah and Texas in the course of raising her family and currently resides in the Texas Hill Country. Whether “Refractions of Frozen Time,” the fourth and final volume of the Star Trails Tetralogy series will be the last she states, "These characters have a life of their own and may move on to other adventures."

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About the Series: Star Trails Tetralogy
When Laren Brightstar, the galaxy’s premier terralogist, refuses a job offer from power-hungry despot, Augustus Troy, he knows it makes him a target. Hoping to put as much distance between them as possible, he accepts a prestigious position on a primitive world. While enroute to their new home via starcruiser, his teenage daughter, Creena, is jettisoned in a malfunctioning escape pod. Whether or not it's an accident is questioned when they discover the ship's captain is none other than the infamous Troy. Laren negotiates use of Troy's personal ship so he and his son, Dirck, can go find her but their pursuit further complicates the situation. As the family members left behind, Laren's bondling, Sharra, and their young son, Deven, arrive on Cyraria they find themselves facing a difficult decision which leaves them destitute on a hostile world where the weather alone could kill them. Meanwhile, Laren and Dirck encounter a multitude of hazards and difficulties while Creena is desperately trying to get home again. Thus begins this family saga space adventure where, torn apart by space and time, each member faces hostile forces which threaten to separate them forever.

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Reviews of The Sapphiran Agenda by Marcha Fox

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.

A gentle look at sentient telepathic mobile plants that find herbivores horrifying, and carnivores that eat anything (including humans) easy to get on with and even control. Now, what happens when one meets a human it can deal with?

Yes, I call it a gentle story despite its being gory and displaying sneaky cunning in equal parts.
(review of free book)
Ceri London reviewed on Sep. 15, 2015

This short story provides the intriguing backstory to a fascinating vegemal character introduced in Marcha Fox’s Beyond The Hidden Sky. Thyron talks in rhyming prose and it was always clear this flora peda telepathis has a very interesting provenance. I loved hearing Thyron’s point of view. Thyron is more ruthless than I imagined - a product of what he knows - and so he has some rapid learning to do as he expands his horizons and discovers he needs to rethink previous conceptions.

I love Marcha Fox’s work, because she is a scif-fi writer who thoroughly explores different alien cultures and philosophies and also ensures they are a natural development of the environment in which they have evolved. I have beta read the fourth book in the Star Trails saga, but this short story was a complete surprise to me and I am happy to say it makes a wonderful addition to the Star Trails universe.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Elle Klass reviewed on Sep. 12, 2015

The Sapphiran Agenda is Thyron’s story. Thyron is an intelligent mobile plant. He communicates with others through psi waves and implanting pictures or words into the heads of other beings. He’s a very cool plant. This story is a spin-off from the Star Trails Tetralogy. Thyron is first introduced in Beyind the Hidden Sky the first book in the series. The Sapphiran Agenda is the situation we meet him in the series but from his point of view.
I loved the subtle comedy and the development of Thyron’s character. March Fox brings his personality to life. He is a lovable character who has his own agenda in the little adventure that takes him to another planet where he meets Creena. I won’t give away any spoilers. It’s a book that needs to be read. I’ll admit its suspenseful! I read it while travelling on vacation and couldn’t put it down until I finished it!
The author has a way of bringing the reader into the sci-fi world she created and placing them into the story. The science is plausible. As a science teacher I dig that. I’ve been turned off by sci-fi that isn’t realistic. Her books are credible adding to the believability and creativity of the story. She gives plenty of background while at the same time building the plot. As one of my favorite authors I wait for her to release another book related to the series.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
Jeanne Foguth reviewed on Sep. 9, 2015

Don't let the title of this great little book make you think it is about the Sapphirans, who are an alien race of little, illiterate blue cannibals. The Sapphiran Agenda is about my favorite-ever sentient plant: Thyron.
The Sapphiran Agenda ties in with Marcha Fox's Star Trails Tetralogy series, which I absolutely loved. In fact, if I had been asked to find a fault with that 5 star series, it would have been that Ms. Fox didn't spend enough time with Thyron, but now he has his very own book. It is great to see how he thinks and what his dreams and fears are.
As Thyron and a crew of six Sapphiran natives board their spacecraft, Cerulean Nimrod, which means 'Blue Hunter', Thyron steps into his destiny - and a story you don't want to miss.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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