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Zenn Scarlett by Christian Schoon

Zenn Scarlett is a bright, determined, occasionally a-little-too-smart-for-her-own-good 17-year-old girl training hard to become an exoveterinarian. That means she’s specializing in the treatment of exotic alien life forms, mostly large and generally dangerous. Her novice year of training at the Ciscan Cloister Exovet Clinic on Mars will find her working with alien patients from whalehounds the size of a hay barn to a baby Kiran Sunkiller, a colossal floating creature that will grow up to carry a whole sky-city on its back.

But after a series of inexplicable animal escapes from the school and other near-disasters, the Cloister is in real danger of being shut down by a group of alien-hating officials. If that happens, Zenn knows only too well the grim fate awaiting the creatures she loves.

Now, she must unravel the baffling events plaguing her school, before someone is hurt or killed, before everything she cares about is ripped away from her and her family forever. To solve this mystery – and live to tell about it – Zenn will have to put her new exovet skills to work in ways she never imagined, and in the process learn just how powerful compassion and empathy can be.

Cover Art: Steven Meyer-Rassow
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Book Info:

UK Print
Date: 2nd May 2013
ISBN: 9781908844545
Format: Medium Paperback
R.R.P.: £7.99

US/CAN Print
Date: 7th May 2013
ISBN: 9781908844552
Format: Large Paperback
R.R.P.: $9.99

Date: 2nd May 2013
ISBN: 9781908844569
Format: Epub & Mobi
R.R.P.: £5.49 / $6.99

Buying Info:

The First Zenn Scarlett Novel

UK Print & Ebook | Book Depository | Waterstones | WHSmith

North American Print & Ebook | | |

Global DRM-Free Epub Ebook
Robot Trading Company
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Other Books in This Series:

2. Under Nameless Stars (April 2014)

Author Info:

Christian Schoon: WWW | @cjschoon on Twitter

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Praise and Reviews:

“Christian Schoon knows his xenobiology! Zenn Scarlett has everything a sci-fi lover craves, from exotic alien life forms to quantum entanglement, all grounded by a stellar YA heroine. Zenn’s moxie and determination make this a debut to remember. Highly recommended!”
Phoebe North, author of Starglass

“Reading Zenn Scarlett is like venturing into a gargantuan alien animal in one of the in-soma pods Zenn uses to provide veterinary care: delightful, bizarre, and occasionally terrifying.”
Mike Mullin, author of Ashfall

“Many young people want to become veterinarians because they love animals. All future veterinarians will want to read Zenn Scarlett and her adventures with veterinary medicine on alien animals.”
Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation

“Mars, monsters, and mysteries: Zenn Scarlett is a thoughtful and thrilling science fiction adventure that’s perfect for readers who think they’ve seen it all! It’s refreshing to encounter an original young adult story that defies expectations, and the breathtaking conclusion will leave you desperate for more.”
E. C. Myers, author of Fair Coin and Quantum Coin

“Both animal lovers and science fiction fans will enjoy the unusual and imaginative story of Zenn Scarlett. This is the challenging life of a trainee exovet, in an inventive future where alien creatures are harnessed to send ships between star systems.”
Janet Edwards, author of Earth Girl

“Utterly imaginative, Zenn Scarlett is sci-fi at its best. Fantastic worldbuilding. Deep characters. And a story that will have you desperate for answers until the very end. I couldn’t put it down!”
Melissa West, author of Gravity

Zenn Scarlett is a wonderful book to introduce younger teens to SF, without having them feel they need to be mathletes to understand what’s going on in the story. I would have adored the book when I was fourteen, fifteen, and even as an adult I had a great amount of fun with Zenn Scarlett.” – A Fantastical Librarian

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Sounds very interesting, more complicated than some of the other books of the same genre. Can’t wait to read it!

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