Mary E. Lowd: 2013 Ursa Major Awards Open for Nominations

Ursa Major AwardsThe 2013 Ursa Major Awards are open for nominations, and Mid-Valley member Mary E. Lowd seeks nominations for her book Otters In Space 2: Jupiter, Deadly. Awards are based on a popular vote, so anyone can participate.

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Otters in Space II: Jupiter, Deadly, by Mary E. LowdThis year, Mary E. Lowd’s novel Otters In Space 2: Jupiter, Deadly is eligible in the Best Novel category. Here’s a summary:

Spies! Jet packs! And a water-phobic feline surrounded by otters! IN SPACE!

On her way back to Earth, Kipper the tabby cat finds her plans derailed when hostile vessels attack friendly otter ships orbiting Jupiter. The Jolly Barracuda flies to the rescue, dragging the hapless tabby even farther from home and embroiling her deep in the beginnings of an interplanetary war.

Meanwhile, political turmoil on Earth forces Trudith, the dog goon turned bodyguard, into a serious moral quandary: how far will she go to protect her alpha cat? Soon every cat and dog on Earth is wondering… Will a cat be the next president? Will Kipper make it home?

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