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Flotsam

Book One of The Peridot Shift



FlotsamPublishers: Parvus Press | Robot Dinosaur Press
Genre(s): Science Fantasy
Wordcount: 120,000 (Novel)
Series: The Peridot Shift

A scrappy group of outsiders take a job to salvage some old ring from Peridot's gravity-caught garbage layer, and land squarely in the middle of a plot to take over (and possibly destroy) what's left of the already tormented planet.

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Captain Talis just wants to keep her airship crew from starving, and maybe scrape up enough cash for some badly needed repairs. When an anonymous client offers a small fortune to root through a pile of atmospheric wreckage, it seems like an easy payday. The job yields an ancient ring, a forbidden secret, and a host of deadly enemies.

Now on the run from cultists with powerful allies, Talis needs to unload the ring as quickly as possible. Her desperate search for a buyer and the fallout from her discovery leads to a planetary battle between a secret society, alien forces, and even the gods themselves.

Talis and her crew have just one desperate chance to make things right before their potential big score destroys them all.

Praise for Flotsam

“Combining the best elements of steampunk and space opera, placed in a lavishly detailed and imagined world, Flotsam will hold you firmly till the final page.” — Cat Rambo

“Flotsam sucked me in and wouldn’t let me go. R J Theodore is a fresh voice who will soon be on your must-read list!” — Jennifer Foehner Wells

“I can't stop thinking about the world of Flotsam. Science-fiction, alchemy, and airships. It's magic.” — Mary Robinette Kowal

“Take a pinch of Jim Butcher's Aeronaut's Windlass, add a dash of Treasure Planet, some vivid imagery from Avatar, a generous helping of banter from Firefly, and you might have an idea of the feeling this story left me with. Rich language and imagery blend with a complex world, a story told with humor and heart, that left me breathless and wrung out. I want to know what's in store next for this crew and their already shattered world.” — Ronda

“Peridot is a fascinating, fractured world that truly comes to life on the page; it’s remarkable that Theodore manages to establish the world and its cultures and races so well straight off the bat. And as if that isn’t enough, she introduces an alien race and culture into the mix, juggling them all with aplomb.” — Alan Brenik

“The worldbuilding is incredibly epic for a newly minted author and hints at uncovering even more as this series evolves.” — Koeur

RJT Tropes:

you can keep your prophecy, found families, race against time, if you want something done right you have to runaway from home and do it yourself, friends helping friends, dangerous behaviors, female protagonist, violence, space magic, treasure hunt, sky pirates, skymerms, magical items, macguffin(s), airships, piratical shenanigans, outlaws saving the world, adventure in the open skies, first contact with aliens, genocidal villains, awful ex-lover, ancient texts, everything glows, alchemical secrets, neopronouns, god(s) walking among their people(s), coffee, rum, steampunk aeronautic whirlygigs and whosiewhats

Content Notes:

guilt, threat of death, anxiety, hurting the ones we care about, murder, blood, racism, classism, bad interactions with law enforcement, peril

Book History

Cover ArtTitleLanguageISBNPublisherFormatNotes
Flotsam English ebook from Parvus PressFlotsamEnglish978-0-9976613-6-1
Out of Print
Parvus PressebookEditor: John Adamus
Illustration: Julie Dillon
Titling and Interior Illustrations: R J Theodore
Flotsam English paperback from Parvus PressFlotsamEnglish978-0-9976613-7-8
Out of Print
Parvus PresspaperbackEditor: John Adamus
Illustration: Julie Dillon
Titling and Interior Illustrations: R J Theodore
Flotsam English audiobook from Parvus PressFlotsamEnglishOut of PrintParvus PressaudiobookEditor: John Adamus
Illustration: Julie Dillon
Titling and Interior Illustrations: R J Theodore
Narrator: Mary Robinette Kowal
Flotsam English ebook from Robot Dinosaur PressFlotsamEnglish978-1-956771-03-9
Robot Dinosaur PressebookComing 2/1/22!
Editor: M. Evan MacGriogair
Illustration: Julie Dillon
Titling and Interior Illustrations: CreativeJay
Flotsam English paperback from Robot Dinosaur PressFlotsamEnglish978-1-956771-02-2
Robot Dinosaur PresspaperbackComing 2/1/22!
Editor: M. Evan MacGriogair
Illustration: Julie Dillon
Titling and Interior Illustrations: CreativeJay
Flotsam English hardcover from Robot Dinosaur PressFlotsamEnglish978-1-956771-05-3
Robot Dinosaur PresshardcoverComing 2/1/22!
Editor: M. Evan MacGriogair
Illustration: Julie Dillon
Titling and Interior Illustrations: CreativeJay
Flotsam English large print paperback from Robot Dinosaur PressFlotsamEnglish978-1-956771-06-0
Robot Dinosaur Presslarge print paperbackComing 2/1/22!
Editor: M. Evan MacGriogair
Illustration: Julie Dillon
Titling and Interior Illustrations: CreativeJay