At the height of the air war in Europe, Captain Joe Farley and the baseball-loving, wisecracking crew of the B-17 Flying Fortress Fata Morgana are in the middle of a harrowing bombing mission over East Germany when everything goes sideways. The bombs are still falling and flak is still exploding all around the 20-ton bomber as it is knocked like a bathtub duck into another world.
Suddenly stranded with the final outcasts of a desolated world, Captain Farley navigates a maze of treachery and wonder—and finds a love seemingly decreed by fate—as his bomber becomes a pawn in a centuries-old conflict between remnants of advanced but decaying civilizations. Caught among these bitter enemies, a vast power that has brought them here for its own purposes, and a terrifying living weapon bent on their destruction, the crew must use every bit of their formidable inventiveness and courage to survive.
Fata Morgana—the epic novel of love and duty at war across the reach of time.
“Action, adventure, cool speculative events, well-drawn characters, and an ending that sticks the landing: Fata Morgana pushes all my happy buttons.”
John Scalzi, New York Times bestselling author
“So gripping and real it felt as if it were logged just minutes after landing. Fata Morgana is squarely in the ranks of the most classic and ingenious science fiction—a masterwork of purest cinema, relentlessly charming and inventive to the end.”
Chris Sanders, director of Lilo & Stitch and How to Train Your Dragon
“The twists, turns, and adrenaline never stop flowing in Fata Morgana. You will be transported to another world in more ways than one. Easily one of the hardest hitting science fiction books of 2017!”
Nicholas Sansbury Smith, USA Today bestselling author of Hell Divers
“Writer Boyett and film director Mitchroney team up for this fast-paced alternate-world tale that opens at the height of WWII…The prose is energetic, combining some of the gentler wit of Catch-22 with riffs on dystopian fiction clichés. Boyett and Mitchroney elevate the pulpy vibe with unusual and fully developed protagonists…Fans of fun SF will enjoy this tale in the tradition of Forstchen and Morrison’s Crystal Warriors books and Taylor Anderson’s Destroyermen series.”
“A rip-roaring adventure full of heart, duty, and sacrifice, Fata Morgana is a perfect combination of historical-novel authenticity and space-opera splendor. I couldn’t put it down, and the ending made me cry.”
Brooke Johnson, author of the Chroniker City series
“Fata Morgana is genre-bending, epic, and wholly original: an unexpected, fascinating page-turner.”
Lee Kelly, author of A Criminal Magic and City of Savages
“Fata Morgana is amazingly true to history, incredibly human, and expertly told.”
Joe Zieja, author of Mechanical Failure
“Fata Morgana is a classic WWII American Air Force drama juxtaposed with epic science fiction, and it works!…This was a great, jaw-dropping yarn, and one I would recommend to someone with a penchant for realistic WWII reenactments.”
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MacLeod Andrews is an actor, voice actor, and audiobook narrator. He has narrated dozens of audiobooks, earning eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and placing as a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015. He is a company member of Rising Phoenix Repertory in Los Angeles.
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- Publisher: Blackstone Audio
- Genre: Fiction/Historical
- ISBN-13: 9781504750639