Those Left Behind

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A dying planet. A desperate mission. A crew facing impossible odds. Humanity’s last hope lies with them…

Time is running out for the people of New Pallas. Nobody knows that better than Alvera Renata, a tenacious captain determined to scout past the stars with nothing but a handpicked crew and the promise she made: to find a new home for humanity.

But between navigating the dangers of dark space and playing first contact politics with a galactic civilisation already on the brink of war, Alvera soon realises keeping her word might not be as easy as she thought.

Her only hope may be the secrets of the ancient alien waystations scattered across the galaxy. The mysterious technology could be the key to humanity’s survival—or bring the unwanted attention of the long-forgotten beings who built them.

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Praise for Those Left Behind:

“Scrimgeour has managed to craft an entirely unique and thoroughly engrossing literary macrocosm that will wholly transport readers. […] Complete with power struggles, psychotic family drama, small and large scale ethical dilemmas and vivid intergalactic imagery, Those Left Behind is nothing short of epic.” – Indies Today, ★★★★★
5-star Indies Today Reccommended

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About the author

Science fiction and fantasy writer N. C. Scrimgeour

N. C. Scrimgeour is a science fiction and fantasy author whose books focus on character-driven stories in vibrant worlds, from folklore fantasy to space opera.

After completing her Masters in English Literature, she went on to work in journalism and marketing and communications while pursuing her passion in writing.

Her latest project is The Waystations Trilogy, an epic space opera filled with exploration, war and ancient alien mysteries.

When she’s not writing, she enjoys playing story-driven RPGs, watching and reading all things science fiction and fantasy, and getting outdoors with the dog for a good walk!

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