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J.K. Ullrich

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J.K. Ullrich turns cutting-edge science fact into page-turning science fiction. Her debut novel Blue Karma won several independent publishing awards, including LibraryJournal's Best Self-Published E-book of 2015 for the science fiction genre. When she’s not writing or pursuing her full-time career in the technology field, J.K. enjoys running, music, and exploring Planet Earth. Keep up with her on Twitter (@jk_ullrich) or on her website, jkullrich.com.

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J.K. Ullrich In 2003, Hurricane Isabel tore up the east coast of the US and temporarily disrupted water utilities in the Virginia suburb where I lived. It was the…moreIn 2003, Hurricane Isabel tore up the east coast of the US and temporarily disrupted water utilities in the Virginia suburb where I lived. It was the first time in my life that nothing happened when I turned on the tap. Suddenly water, something I'd always taken for granted, became rare and precious. The seed of "Blue Karma" grew out of this experience. Ten years is a long time to incubate a story idea! By 2013, so many climate events filled the news--droughts, melting polar regions, the threat of rising seas--I knew I needed to tell the story before it was no longer fiction.(less)
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Blue Karma

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Syzygy: The Complete Novel

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Opposition Effect (Syzygy, #2)

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Retrograde Motion (Syzygy, #3)

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August already! Summertime is flying (good riddance; this Viking girl prefers chilly weather), and so is progress on my third novel. I banged out about 90% of the rough draft in three months. Not bad for an indie author with a demanding full-time day job, huh? Still plenty of work to be done, but it’s … Continue reading #WIPSneakPeek: 31 Hints About My New Cyberpunk Novel Read more of this blog post »
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Disclaimer: the author provided me an advance copy of this book for my honest review.

Failsafe delivers a fun, fast-paced cyberpunk ride for YA fans.

Sol’s likable voice draws readers in from the the story’s lead sentence, mitigating the narrative’s e
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"This is such a fun, exciting read. The plot is super imaginative and full of so many twists and turns that I pretty much never saw what was coming, making me so eager to keep going and see what happens next. The writing is amazingly descriptive; I..." Read more of this review »
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Martyr (Insurrection #5)
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Classic space opera with a heart. Starship battles, a crew of plucky rebels, an enigmatic heroine whose secret could determine the fate of worlds...all come together in Martyr, delivering a satisfying conclusion of the Insurrection series. I read the ...more
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“Words bend our thinking to infinite paths of self-delusion, and the fact that we spend most of our mental lives in brain mansions built of words means that we lack the objectivity necessary to see the terrible distortion of reality which language brings.”
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“Belief in one's identity as a poet or writer prior to the acid test of publication is as naive and harmless as the youthful belief in one's immortality... and the inevitable disillusionment is just as painful.”
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