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Jessica Alter

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In 2014, author Jessica “Jess” Alter published the third and final installment in an epic social science fiction trilogy filled with sex, tech, and firearms.

Her Cryptid Series, which combines cryptid lore and the modern scientific world with unexpected and thrilling results, is on multiple ebook platforms. The second book in the series, Man and Brother, continues the adventure begun in 'Til Undeath Do Us Part.

When she’s not writing, she enjoys collecting folktales from around the world, adapting dessert recipes, baking homemade breads, and crocheting little monsters. You can find her web journal at Altered States and find her on Twitter as @Jess_Alter.

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Jessica Alter Inspiration comes from all over, but most of the ideas which I run with germinate from vivid dreams.

The setting for the Dome Trilogy was inspired by a…more
Inspiration comes from all over, but most of the ideas which I run with germinate from vivid dreams.

The setting for the Dome Trilogy was inspired by a dream and refined by a century of extraordinary utopian and dystopian science fiction. I always liked the idea of arcologies as a social science fiction settings: They combine both the dream of an immaculate and ordered world and the nightmare of an oppressive and controlled world. Individual opinion is, as ever, the deciding factor.(less)
Jessica Alter I haven't yet found being a woman science fiction author to be difficult so far. I was fortunate to have great fantasy and science fiction authors…moreI haven't yet found being a woman science fiction author to be difficult so far. I was fortunate to have great fantasy and science fiction authors like Ursula K. LeGuin, Madeleine L'Engle, and Marion Zimmer Bradley to light my way.

Though, true and funny, some people thought I was a man because I go by Jess on a certain social media outlet and used a book cover photo instead of an author portrait. Since January 2015, I've used an author portrait and had no problems.

Thanks, Bookman!(less)
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'Til Undeath Do Us Part

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Beneath a Sunless Sky

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Nightmare Specters

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Solaray Dawn

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“We have been ordered, sorted, controlled, and forced to live and die in a world which refuses to acknowledge the unique gifts every human being possesses! I am a human being; I am not a color!”
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“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
Frank Herbert, Dune

“I write to discover what I know.”
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“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
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Jessica Alter Tracey-anne wrote: "Hiya Jess! Great to connect here, too, Trace :o)"

Hiya Trace! It *is* great to connect here, too!

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Tracey-anne McCartney Hiya Jess! Great to connect here, too, Trace :o)


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