I have exciting news! Last week I finished the first draft of Galaxy Cruise: Many Happy Returns! And with that done, I’m now able to confidently set a release date of September 22, 2022.
I haven’t written an official blurb yet, but I can say this: Groundhog Day meets Everything Everywhere All At Once in the madcap, time-looping, multiverse-hopping conclusion to the Galaxy Cruise saga!
Fair warning: Upon launch the price will go up a dollar (or unit of your local currency), so if you want to lock in that sweet presale price, jump on it now. 🙂
Check out this adorable interpretation of feline hospitality chief Kellybean, by ellrucchi! I love how easy it is to imagine this is the official photo you see in the Waylade Tour Fleet’s “Meet the Crew” brochure. Thank you for sharing your talent with us, Ellen!
A Kellybean “What if… ?”
You may remember a few newsletters ago when I shared an outtake from book one as a Galaxy Cruise “What if” story. But that wasn’t the only big change between the first draft and what ultimately got published.
In the original version of Galaxy Cruise: The Maiden Voyage, things worked out very differently for Kellybean. Today, I’m sharing another “What if” story, salvaged from the cutting room floor.
I should note, this excerpt contains my favorite joke ever cut from the Galaxy Cruise series. When you read it, you will either laugh, scratch your head, or want to punch me in the face. Maybe more than one.
So let’s get to it!
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