Sunday, July 8, 2012

Book Feature: Lyon's Legacy: Catalyst Chronicles, Book One by Sandra Ulbrich Almazan

Joanna Lyon is a descendant of famous TwenCen musician Sean Lyon, but she resents how everyone expects her to be a female version of him when she’d rather study science. When a wormhole leading to an alternate TwenCen universe is discovered, Jo’s uncle pressures her into a mission: travel to the other universe and harvest Sean’s genes so he can be cloned. Worrying the clone will be mistreated, Jo secretly vows to sabotage the mission. But when she falls in love with one of the scientists in the Sagan's genetics lab, clashes with other time travelers who fear she'll change how history develops on the alternative TwenCen Earth, and receives devastating personal news, Joanna will find herself pushed to her limit even before she comes face-to-face with her hated ancestor. Their encounter will leave her changed forever. Will she still be able to thwart her uncle's plan, and what will she have to sacrifice to do so?

"Lyon's Legacy is a must-read for anyone who wants a brisk but compelling story that manages to center a family story amidst the wonder of science." - Amazon Review

Available at:

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Barnes & Noble

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan started reading at the age of three and only stops when she must. Her science fiction novella Move Over Ms. L. (an early version of Lyon's Legacy) earned an Honorable Mention in the 2001 UPC Science Fiction Awards, and her short story "A Reptile at the Reunion " was published in the anthology Firestorm of Dragons. Her undergraduate degree is in molecular biology/English, and she has a Master of Technical and Scientific Communication degree. She works in the laboratory of an enzyme company and lives in the Chicago area with her family.

You can visit her blog and connect with her via Facebook and Twitter.

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