Friday, May 10, 2024

Born in Space by Jeremy Clift


Announcing "Born in Space" – A New Sci-Fi Classic That Redefines Adventure


Dear readers,

Today, I am thrilled to introduce you to a book that has captivated my imagination and exceeded all my expectations for what a science fiction novel can offer. "Born in Space" by Jeremy Clift, released just this May, is a masterpiece you cannot miss.

As a fervent lover of science fiction, I've always looked for books that push the boundaries of imagination and challenge the genre's norms. "Born in Space" does just that, delivering a roller-coaster ride across the cosmos that's as thrilling as it is thought-provoking.

The story unfolds with Teagan Ward, a fierce and determined mother who claims that seven test-tube babies born on a space habitat are her own. This sparks a tumultuous battle against a ruthless mining corporation, setting off a chain of events threatening space and time's very fabric. Clift masterfully intertwines themes of sacrifice, romance, and redemption, all set against a backdrop of celestial conflict and human resilience.

The narrative explores the ethical quandaries of space colonization, the exploitation of interstellar resources, and the profound connections between a mother and her children, even under the most extraordinary circumstances. As alliances shift and betrayals unfold, the fate of entire worlds hangs precariously in balance.

"Born in Space" resonates with the speculative genius of giants like Ray Bradbury and William Gibson yet carves out its own unique place in the sci-fi universe. It's perfect for fans of "Interstellar" and "2001: A Space Odyssey," offering an immersive experience that explores the depths of space and the complexities of the human spirit.


My Verdict: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

From its intense character arcs to its rich, universe-spanning narrative, "Born in Space" checks all the boxes of what I crave in a science fiction novel. Jeremy Clift has not only written a book; he has crafted a portal to another world, one that is both awe-inspiring and intimately familiar.

If you're searching for a book that combines deep space adventure with heartfelt human drama, look no further. "Born in Space" is a must-read for anyone who cherishes the wonderous beauty of life and the endless possibilities that lie beyond our blue planet.

Embrace the journey and grab your copy of "Born in Space" today. Dive into the adventure that awaits among the stars!

Warm regards,
Dr. Mel


Born in Space Paperback – May 5, 2024



When Teagan Ward claims seven test-tube babies, conceived aboard a space habitat as an experiment to populate the stars, are her children, she triggers a fight that consumes all those she loves.

"Born in Space" chronicles a gripping tale of sacrifice, romance, and redemption. As life on Earth crumbles and the rich seek sanctuary in rotating space habitats, desire and ambition collide as a greedy billionaire mining boss and his scheming doctor seek to exploit the mineral-rich asteroids.

The seven children become enmeshed in the battle for interstellar resources, including an ancient crystal that holds the key to unlocking the universe's mysteries and buying the release of their fugitive mother. As alliances shift and betrayals unfold, the fate of worlds hangs in the balance. In the tradition of Ray Bradbury and William Gibson, "Born in Space: " is an engrossing journey into the depths of space and the human spirit. For fans of "Interstellar" and "2001: A Space Odyssey," this speculative fiction gem by Jeremy Clift promises an immersive experience.


AN ODE TO THE WONDEROUS BEAUTY OF LIFE In the wake of the Great Unraveling, Earth is crumbling. Lawlessness and conflict over resources run rampant as the planet struggles to survive. And while the rich flee to their orbiting space habitats, others must fight for their chance at refuge, no matter the cost. As corporations and governments plunder the riches of the stars, leaving a trail of space debris and pollution in their wake, an ambitious doctor seeks the key to creating life beyond Earth. But his mission to birth genetically engineered humans capable of surviving in the harsh conditions of space will change the universe in ways that no one could foresee. And there's things in the universe far older and more powerful than humankind ...


Jeremy Clift is a writer, editor, and former journalist. “Born in Space” is part of his Sci-Fi Galaxy series of novels built around the growth of orbiting space habitats and the exploitation of asteroids. He examines what life might be like for the first children born off Earth. “How would they feel? Would they have a terrible craving to return “home”? Or are they really extraterrestrials, a new space being, a humanoid but having none of the experiences of the Earth.”
Clift says that solving how babies get born in reduced or zero gravity is one of the key issues for humanity if we want to populate space habitats and other planets. “Maybe what will be “born” is some sort of hybrid that mixes the emotions of humans with the resilience and sturdiness of artificial beings.”
A former non-fiction Publisher, he is a communications consultant who has also worked in magazines and as an international news correspondent for Reuters. A graduate of the London School of Economics and George Washington University, he has lived in a variety of capitals and cities around the world, including Beijing, Mumbai, Cairo, New Delhi, Jakarta, London, Manila, Paris, and Washington DC.