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“Kerry takes me somewhere I hadn't previously imagined and lets me live there for a while. His characters are well drawn, his situations thought-provoking, and he writes so smoothly that I can forget I'm actually sitting safe in my chair...” 

Kathy Tyers, New York Times bestselling author

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...further proof that, in the right hands, any genre can be used as an entertaining means of exploring deeper truths.

To finish this novel, I stayed up late. And I don't know if I ever sympathized or cheered so much for a fictitious robot.

Jill Williamson,

Award-winning author

I didn't want to stop reading...I found this novel deep and intriguing and totally creative

Josh Olds,

 I read it in one sitting, sacrificing much-needed sleep on the altar of great storytelling

Eric Wilson,

New York Times 

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Sandfly is a debugger. He is property, bought and paid for in an Earth under sharia law. All faiths but one have been banned. And the rule of the great Imam is supreme.

As a debugger, Sandfly has an implant in his head that connects him to the world’s technology—and doles out mental shocks to keep him obedient. All he wants is to fix bots and avoid shocks

Now he's been called into Earth orbit. The masters have a new spacecraft—one capable of interstellar flight. On its maiden voyage, the only robot on board went mad and tore itself apart.

Why? Better question: does it pose any risk to humans?

When Sandfly reviews the bot’s final moments, he perceives something unexpected. Something impossible.

As Sandfly pieces together the clues, a trap spreads beneath his feet. If he solves the mystery, he may doom himself. And if he fixes the robot, he may shatter his world.

Suspenseful, unique, and awash in cyberpunk jive, A Star Curiously Singing presents a bleak future that might be closer than we think.

Sharp, relevant sci-fi ...

Thoroughly enjoyable.

- Rachel Starr Thomson


Why are you giving your book away?

I hope you enjoy it so much that you buy the next one and the next....and maybe all my books. I love telling stories. I hope you love reading them.

Is there any sex, violence, or language in the book?

Not really, no. If  my father would be tempted to white it out, I generally don't put it in there. If my books were movies, they would be rated PG.

Can I get this book

in paperback form?

Paperback versions of all of my books are available, but only the eBook of

A Star Curiously Singing

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Kerry Nietz is an award-winning science fiction author. He has ten speculative novels in print, along with a novella, a couple short stories, and a non-fiction book, FoxTales

Kerry’s novel A Star Curiously Singing won the Readers Favorite Gold Medal Award for Christian Science Fiction and is notable for its dystopian, cyberpunk vibe in a world under sharia law. It  is often mentioned on “Best of” lists. 

Among his writings, Kerry's most talked about is the genre-bending Amish Vampires in Space. AViS was mentioned on the Tonight Show and in the Washington Post, Library Journal, and Publishers WeeklyNewsweek called it “a welcome departure from the typical Amish fare.” 

Kerry is a refugee of the software industry. He spent more than a decade of his life flipping bits, first as one of the principal developers for the now mythical Fox Software, and then as one of Bill Gates's minions at Microsoft. He is a husband, a father, a technophile and a movie buff.

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