Ren Hutchings is a speculative fiction writer, writing mentor, and history grad. She spent most of the past decade working in game dev while also plotting twisty space novels. She loves pop science, unexplained mysteries, 90s music, collecting outdated electronics, and pondering about alternate universes. Her debut novel, Under Fortunate Stars, was published by Solaris in 2022. You can find Ren online at renhutchings.com, and on social media as @voidcricket.
Ren Hutchings's AN UNBREAKABLE WORLD is a space opera set in the same universe as her breakout novel, UNDER FORTUNATE STARS, which takes place thirty years before the voyage of the Jonah, in which a petty thief and a bounty hunter are thrown together in an improbable scheme to get rich, but become embroiled in a centuries-long political intrigue that could change the galaxy's future. Publication is scheduled for Spring '25.
Two Ships. One Chance To Save The Future.
Fleeing the final days of the generations-long war with the alien Felen, smuggler Jereth Keeven's freighter the Jonah breaks down in a strange rift in deep space, with little chance of rescue-until they encounter the research vessel Gallion, which claims to be from 152 years in the future.
The Gallion's chief engineer Uma Ozakka has always been fascinated with the past, especially the tale of the Fortunate Five, who ended the war with the Felen. When the Gallion rescues a run-down junk freighter, Ozakka is shocked to recognize the Five's legendary ship-and the Five's famed leader, Eldric Leesongronski, among the crew.
But nothing else about Leesongronski and his crewmates seems to match up with the historical record. With their ships running out of power in the rift, more than the lives of both crews may be at stake...Bookshop B&N Amazon Goodreads