BioJ.J. Green was born in London's East End within the sound of the church bells of St. Mary Le Bow, Cheapside, which makes her a bona fide Cockney. She first left the U.K. as a young adult and has lived in Australia and Laos. She currently lives in Taipei, Taiwan, where she entertains the locals with her efforts to learn Mandarin. Writers she admires include Philip K. Dick, Ursula Le Guin, Douglas Adams, Connie Willis and Ann Leckie.
Green writes science fiction, fantasy, weird, dark and humorous tales, and her work has appeared in Lamplight, Perihelion, Saturday Night Reader and other magazines and websites.
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There Comes a Time J.J. Green
Return to classic scifi with these shorts about time travel, future Earth, interplanetary exploration, Mars colonies, strange new subterranean life forms and other futuristic, weird and horrific tales. Previously published in Lamplight, Perihelion and Thrills and Mystery Podcast.
Dawn (Shadows of the Void Book 3) Preview J.J. Green
A Dark Secret – A Deadly Shadow – A False Dawn Under orders from Earth’s Global Government, the crew of the Galathea set out for the colony world of Dawn, where the hostile aliens that infested their ship can be rooted out. Jas Harrington learns the aliens are called Shadows, and that there has been a conspiracy of silence surrounding the threat they pose to the galaxy. She also finds that there’s more to Dawn than meets the eye. On the new world, she discovers the horrible truth of what the Shadows do to victims caught in their traps. She discovers what Dawn’s inhabitants are hiding. She discovers that the planet’s security has been penetrated. As the Shadows draw near, Jas battles desperately to free the people of Dawn. If she doesn’t succeed, no one can survive.
Stranded (Shadows of the Void Book 2) PREVIEW J.J. Green
MAROONED – FORSAKEN – STRANDED Jas Harrington defeated the alien-infested officers who threatened to take over her starship, and she finds herself in command. But the ship is stranded after crash-landing on a planet inhabited by hostile life forms. There’s little hope of rescue, the crew is mutinous, and Jas isn’t convinced all the possessed officers died in the crash. Can she protect everyone from the dangers outside and within the ship? Is there a way to leave the planet? The aliens make their move, and only a miracle can prevent Jas and the crew of the Galathea from being stranded—forever. Stranded is book two in the Shadows of the Void space opera serial.
Generation (Shadows of the Void Book 1) PREVIEW J.J. Green
What if the alien who wants to kill you looks exactly like a friend? Chief Security Officer Jas Harrington must protect her starship’s crew from hostile aliens. For the efficient if quick-tempered Jas, that hasn’t been too hard up till now. But the captain is drug-addled, and he’s hungry for the bonuses he gets from finding valuable resources on new worlds. A life form threatens to take over the entire ship and return to Earth, where it can spread its deadly infection. Jas is in a race against time, fighting to quarantine the alien infection and prevent the aliens from achieving their goal: Generation. She doesn't realize it yet, but as she fights to save her crew, the future of all humanity hangs in the balance.
Starbound (Shadows of the Void Book 0) J.J. Green
Prequel to the 10-book space opera serial, Shadows of the Void. Humanity has colonized Mars and invented interstellar travel—joining the thousands of alien races that explore the deepest reaches of the galaxy. Jas Harrington is the sole survivor of a Martian colony disaster. After growing up in institutions on Mars and Earth, she travels to Antarctica to train as a deep space security operative. All she wants is to graduate college and escape her past, but it isn’t long before she faces familiar prejudice against returned colonists. Jas must navigate aggression, bigotry, and the frozen Antarctic wastes if she’s to fulfil her dreams. For once, fighting her way out of her problems isn’t an option, until it is.
Carrie Hatchett's Christmas J.J. Green
It’s Christmas! The alien invasion has begun. Carrie Hatchett’s hoping for a quiet Christmas. She’s got five times as much food as she needs, and she’s made a catnip surprise and a dogfood cake for her pets. But there’s no rest for Carrie. An ancient race seems intent on invading Earth. As a Transgalactic Intercultural Community Crisis Liaison Officer, Carrie’s duty-bound to respond to the threat. The aliens have been spotted at Santa’s Grotto and in a pantomime. Will Carrie find them in time and send them packing before they ruin everyone’s Christmas? Carrie Hatchett's Christmas is a standalone novelette in the Carrie Hatchett, Space Adventurer series.
Mission Improbable J.J. Green
The galaxy is in crisis, and Carrie Hatchett is the last person on Earth who should be fixing it. Carrie is a low-achieving daydreamer. After providing a good home for her butt-ugly dog and psychotic cat, her biggest challenge in life is to avoid being fired, again. But a strange green mist sucks her beneath her kitchen sink, and an unusual clerical error leads to an offer she foolishly doesn’t refuse. The Transgalactic Council hire her to settle a conflict between the mechanical placktoids and the mysterious oootoon. Carrie must overcome her personal weaknesses and, for the first time in her life, succeed in her job, to uncover a threat to the entire galaxy. Mission Improbable is Book One in the light-hearted, fast-paced Carrie Hatchett Space Adventures series.