From an Aurora Award-winning author, a new sci-fi novel follows three intrepid humans caught up in a conflict that stretches across time and space.
Biologist Julie E. Czerneda's new standalone science fiction novel, To Each This World follows a desperate mission to reconnect with long lost sleeper ships, sent centuries earlier from Earth to settle distant worlds.
A trio of Humans must work with their mysterious alien allies to rescue any descendants they can find on those worlds. Something is out there, determined to claim the cosmos for itself, and only on Earth will Humans be safe.
Or will they?
The challenge isn’t just to communicate with your own kind after generations have passed. It’s to understand what isn’t your kind at all.
And how far will trust take you, when the truth depends on what you are?
About the Author
Having written twenty-three novels (and counting) published by her beloved DAW Books and Hugo-winning editor Sheila E. Gilbert, as well as numerous short stories, and editing several anthologies over the past 25 years, Julie E. Czerneda was inducted in the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2022. Julie’s works combine her training and love of biology with a boundless curiosity and optimism. Imaginings, out in September, is Julie’s first short story collection, and November sees the release of her standalone science fiction novel To Each This World. Julie is represented by Sara Megibow of KT Literary. You can find her website at www.czerneda.com.
Praise for To Each This World
“The search for the 21st-century’s Larry Niven is now officially over. Julie E. Czerneda gives us a galaxy-spanning vision of credible aliens and high-stakes conflict. A wonderful book.” —Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Hominids
“To Each This World has everything—compelling worlds, rich history, vivid characters, and more. With a slew of powerhouse novels under her belt, this is Czerneda at her best.” —Brandon Crilly, author of Catalyst
“Czerneda serves up the real stuff—a suspensefully original, sci-tech tale of alien contact, as interstellar humanity seeks a perilous path out of a lethal trap.” —David Brin, author of Earth and Kiln People
“A tale of a fascinating future that’s gripping from the start...between sundered human societies and truly compelling aliens, Czerneda makes first contact fresh again!” —Derek Künsken, author of The House of Styx
“A grand high concept science fiction epic in the classic tradition.” —Eric Choi, Aurora Award-winning author of Just Like Being There
“Julie E. Czerneda has done it again! Aliens, interstellar travel, and deeply rich worlds, To Each This World weaves a tale that is compelling from the first page until the last. This novel is a must read.” —Gerald Brandt, author of the Quantum Empirica
“A startling message from beyond the stars and the diplomat tasked with finding the source. A pilot with an agenda of her own. Fully-realized alien races and a ship that's part habitat/part archeological dig. To Each This World offers all that and more besides, including the rich interpersonal relationships and biological extrapolations that Czerneda is known for.” —Kristine Smith, author of the Jani Kilian series
“A political story wrapped in a gigantic puzzle about communication, biological imperatives, and the dangers of ascribing similar motivations to very disparate species, this novel places three singular, unconventionally thinking individuals at the center of a vast and literally earth-shattering story.” —Library Journal (starred)
"Dense with bizarre aliens and imaginative technology, the intricate worldbuilding sets this apart. Readers seeking substantial science fiction should check this out." —Publishers Weekly
“When I read the concept behind To Each This World, I was immediately intrigued and I am happy to say, I was not disappointed by Czerneda's execution. Not only do the science fiction elements play well together, but her characters also feel natural.” —Game Vortex