I’m looking for beta readers for my upcoming hard sci-fi novel Voyage Beyond Fear.1
In particular, I am looking for folks that have a background (or interest in) astronomy and/or astrophysics. I’m also looking for people that have served in the Navy (especially the US Navy, or the naval services of Great Britain, Canada, Australia, or other navies of the British Commonwealth).
Voyage Beyond Fear is the story about mankind’s first starship–a privately funded effort that follows on from the accidental discovery of a way to crack the FTL barrier–and is set in the near future. There is a description of the book here.
The novel’s rough draft is nearly complete (estimated completion date is early April), and I’ll be sending the book out in late April for initial input from any technical experts that I succeed in recruiting.
Because I am looking for technical expertise or naval experience, I am willing to pay a small fee to those readers. Readers that do not have such a background, but are interested in being beta readers on the second go ’round (likely sometime in May), will be entitled to receive a complimentary copy of the book when I publish it in late summer.
1 “Voyage Beyond Fear” is the working title. I’m still playing with ideas something better.