The Bones of the Sea

Rated 4.73/5 based on 11 reviews
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...
A scifi short story set in the Travellers Universe
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About Pippa Jay

After spending twelve years working as an Analytical Chemist in a Metals and Minerals laboratory, Pippa Jay is now a stay-at-home mum who writes scifi and the supernatural. Somewhere along the way a touch of romance crept into her work and refused to leave. In between torturing her plethora of characters, she spends the odd free moment playing guitar very badly, punishing herself with freestyle street dance, and studying the Dark Side of the Force. Although happily settled in the historical town of Colchester in the UK with her husband of 22 years and three little monsters, she continues to roam the rest of the Universe in her head.

Pippa Jay is a dedicated member of the Science Fiction Romance Brigade and Broad Universe, blogging at Spacefreighters Lounge, Adventures in Scifi, and Romancing the Genres. Her works include YA and adult stories crossing a multitude of subgenres from scifi to the paranormal, often with romance, and she’s one of eight authors included in a science fiction romance anthology—Tales from the SFR Brigade. She’s also a double SFR Galaxy Award winner, been a finalist in the Heart of Denver RWA Aspen Gold Contest (3rd place), the GCC RWA Silken Sands Star Awards (2nd place), and an EPIC eBook awards finalist.

You can stalk her at her website, or at her blog, but without doubt her favorite place to hang around and chat is on Twitter as @pippajaygreen.

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Reviews of The Bones of the Sea by Pippa Jay

James Jenkins reviewed on Nov. 11, 2016

I have not read any of the related works. This stands alone fine, but does feel like part of a larger work.
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Mike White reviewed on March 20, 2016

This science fiction story was much harder in terms of its science than most. The writer manages to establish a lot of intricate details very quickly and subtly without bogging the story down in exposition. The ending of the story is dramatic and effective.
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PJ O'Brien reviewed on Aug. 20, 2015

A very good short story. A nice blend of realistic tough choices and unexpected consequences. The tension around the ethical dilemma build up perfectly.
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Heidi Ruby Miller reviewed 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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Jameson Kowalczyk reviewed 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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Laurie Green reviewed 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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Vanessa Finaughty reviewed 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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Unicorn Productions Books reviewed 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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David Clayton reviewed on May 17, 2011

Excellent quick read , beautifully descriptive and complex for such a short story.
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Laurel C Kriegler reviewed 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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