When Belle Song and her Nabian friend, Ta'al, decide to go exploring, they stumble upon some ancient Martian ruins. What they find there will seriously test their friendship. After escaping from some dangerous lizard creatures, the girls begin to argue about what they found. Both claim they know who built the site, and neither is budging in her beliefs. Will Belle and Ta'al find a compromise and mend their friendship? Or will the new girl in town drive them apart permanently? This Redworld sci-fi tale will capture readers' imaginations and keep them turning the page to follow Belle's newest adventure on the red planet.
A.L. Collins learned a lot about writing from her teachers at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN. She has always loved reading science fiction stories about other worlds and strange aliens. She enjoys creating and writing about new worlds, as well as envisioning what the future might look like. Since writing Redworld, she has collected a map of Mars that hangs in her living room and a rotating model of the red planet, which sits on her desk. When not writing, Collins enjoys spending her spare time reading and playing board games with her family. She lives near Seattle, Washington with her husband and five dogs. Tomislav Tikulin was born in Zagreb, Croatia. Tikulin has extensive experience creating digital artwork for book covers, posters, DVD jackets, and production design illustrations. Tomislav especially enjoys illustrating tales of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, which he does for a wide range of publishers including Solaris Books, PS Publishing, Subterranean Press, Cemetery Dance Publications, and several others. His illustrations have also appeared in several magazines including Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov's Science Fiction, Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show, and Analog Science Fiction & Fact. Tomislav is proud to say that his artwork has graced the covers of many sci-fi and fantasy books including Larry Niven's The Ringworld Engineers, Arthur C. Clarke's Rendezvous With Rama, and Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine (50th anniversary edition).