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Tina Pulivok is returning home one night to her tough Los Angeles neighborhood when she is saved from local thugs by a man who seems lost -- an understatement, as he and his advanced Jag ship arrived from a distant galaxy, a different timeline and an alternate universe. As Tina struggles to understand Althor, this strange, attractive man with golden, metallic-looking skin and other variations from Earth humans -- she and Althor find themselves the targets of a manhunt by police and by the military, who have captured the damaged starship. 

From memories of her childhood in a Mayan village, to the streets of Los Angeles, to a military base and a chance to reach the stars, Tina comes alive as an astute, sympathetic narrator, facing life and tough choices with courage, wit and compassion.

Part of Asaro's highly acclaimed Skolian Empire/Ruby Dynasty series which SF Chronicle called "One of the major series in the genre, which Booklist found "in many ways as compelling as Dune, if not more so", LIGHTNING STRIKE, Book I is an expanded and revised version (along with LIGHTNING STRIKE, Book II) of her novel CATCH THE LIGHTNING. 

"Physicist Asaro combines hard speculative science and first-rate storytelling." 

- Booklist

"Readers seeking the harmonious meld of hard SF's rigor and human chemistry's heat should read Catherine Asaro's fiction."

- SciFi Weekly


"Asaro's portrait of interstellar intrigue, weird socio-political customs and galactic history has come to approach the neighborhood of such classics as Frank Herbert's DUNE series."

- SciFi.com


“Asaro, who’s a physicist, offers an intelligent exploration of possible links between telepathy and quantum physics and informs many of the scenes between lovers with power and tenderness.”

- Publishers Weekly

“Hard science fiction fans can rejoice—the next superstar is here.”

- Romantic Times


“An unusually masterful first novel.  Physicist Asaro combines hard speculative science and first-rate storytelling… One of the best SF first novels in years."

- Booklist

“Fast, smart, speculative and full of theorizing about faster-than-light drive, PRIMARY INVERSION is a stellar debut.”

- Los Angeles Daily News


“Hard science fiction fans can rejoice—the next superstar is here.”

- Romantic Times

On the Skolian Empire series:

"One of the major series in the genre."

- SF Chronicle

"Asaro's Skolian saga is now nearly as long and in many ways as compelling as DUNE, if not more so."

- Booklist

"Catherine Asaro brings the feel of science back into science fiction."

- Donald M. Kingsbury, author of COURTSHIP RITE and PSYCHOHISTORICAL CRISES.

"Known for her brilliance at combining science, adventure and riveting characterization, Catherine Asaro breaks new territory..."

- Mary Jo Putney, New York Times bestselling author of THE WILD CHILD and THE RAKE

"Sound characterization, straightforward plotting, abundant world building detail, and almost as much humor."

- Booklist

"Thoughtful and imaginative..."

- Diana Gabaldon



“CATCH THE LIGHTNING is space adventure for the 21st century… This book crackles with ideas.”

- Nancy Kress, Nebula Award winner


“Catherine Asaro keeps the wonders tumbling along at the level of sheer delight.”

- Absolute Magnitude


Catherine Asaro has authored about thirty books, including science fiction, thrillers, and fantasy. Her works The Quantum Rose and “The Spacetime Pool” both won the Nebula® Award, and she is a multiple Hugo nominee. Among her many other distinctions, she is a multiple winner of the AnLab from Analog magazine. Her upcoming books are The Vanished Seas (Baen, July 2020), and the eBook Lightning Strike Book II. Taken together, Lightning Strike Book I and Book II form a revised and expanded version of Catch the Lightning.

Catherine has a doctorate in chemical physics and masters in physics, both from Harvard, and a BS in chemistry from UCLA. Her paper “Complex Speeds and Special Relativity” (The American Journal of Physics, April 1996) forms the basis for some of the science in her fiction. She directed the Chesapeake Math Program for many years, serving as a teacher and coach in math, physics, and chemistry. Her students distinguished themselves in many national programs, including the USA Mathematical Olympiad, MathCounts, the USA Physics Olympiad, and the Harvard-MIT Math Contest.

Catherine has appeared as a speaker at many institutions, including Harvard, the National Academy of Sciences, and the US Naval Academy, and she has appeared as a Guest of Honor at science fiction cons across the US and abroad, including the National Science Fiction Conventions of both Denmark and New Zealand. She served two terms as president for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and is a member of SIGMA, a think tank that advises the government as to future trends affecting national security. She also appears as a vocalist at clubs and conventions. Her most recent piece is the Celtic-themed song Ancient Ages, written by science fiction author Arlan Andrews. She danced for about 35 years in ballet and jazz. She and her husband, John Kendall Cannizzo, were married thirty-three years until he passed. They have one daughter, a mathematician and ballet dancer.

Sci-fi och fantasy
19 mars
Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.

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