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Robin Brande is an award-winning author, former trial lawyer and law instructor, black belt, martial arts instructor, entrepreneur, teacher, songwriter, designer, and Wilderness First Responder. She writes fantasy, science fiction, young adult, romance, and nonfiction.

Her young adult novels have won numerous state and library awards and have been named Best Fiction for Young Adults by the American Library Association. She was the Judy Goddard/Libraries Ltd. 2013 Arizona Young Adult Author of the year. Her debut novel Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature was included on the prestigious Amelia Bloomer List of the ALA Feminist Task Force and received a citation from the Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies from the National Council of Social Studies/Children's Book Council.

She is the author of twenty-five books including the fantasy series Bradamante Saga, the science fiction series Parallelogram, and the popular young adult novel Fat Cat.

Her new series Dove Season draws upon her training as a martial artist, as well as the real-life X-Files compiled by scientists (including her father) in the 1960s and 70s.

Parallelogram Book 1: Into the Parallel by Robin Brande

NO ONE IS GOING TO BELIEVE ME.

But I know I did it. I was there. If she's real—and I know she is—I just have to prove it. Go there again and this time bring something back. Like a strand of her hair or a piece of her fingernail.

SOMETHING WITH HER DNA ON IT. TO PROVE THAT SHE IS ME.

High school senior and amateur physicist Audie Masters has discovered what no other physicist has been able to prove: that parallel universes do exist, and there is a way to journey into them. She also discovers something else: a parallel version of herself, living the kind of life Audie never could have imagined for herself. Now Audie is living that life, too, full of adventure, romance, and reality-bending science. It's all more than she could have hoped for—until something goes wrong.

CURATOR'S NOTE

Robin Brande is the only author in this bundle whom I have never met personally, but I participate in many professional writers' discussion groups...and I really wanted some new blood in this bundle. In a private pro-writer board, I put out the call and Robin immediately responded with a great deal of enthusiasm about her time-travel YA series. The books certainly looked good to me, and I'm very happy to have them in this bundle. – Kevin J. Anderson

 

REVIEWS

  • Terrific book! I totally enjoyed this fun, imaginative, suspenseful tale of a 17-year-old girl, an aspiring physicist, who finds her way to a parallel universe, where she meets her counterpart in that universe. It's a pleasure to read a book that's so well-written, with such interesting characters and excellent dialogue. It's a very entertaining, fascinating science fiction novel that also includes romance, dogs, and lots of twists and turns. It ends in quite a cliffhanger, so be ready to continue on to Book 2 as soon as you finish it!

    Goodreads Review
  • "Into the Parallel" will undoubtedly satisfy both fantasy fans and the contemporary realistic fiction crowd with its mix of quantum physics that seems too crazy to be true and a smart, adventurous narrator who couldn't be more true-to-life. Brande effectively brings some of the most complex theories of quantum physics down to a level that the average reader can understand and, as she's done in "Evolution, Me, and Other Freaks of Nature" and "Fat Cat," shown that science is way more cool than the average high school chemistry teacher may lead you to believe.

    Amazon Review
  • The best thing about this book is that there's actually science behind the science fiction. Most books to do with parallel worlds or time travel tend to gloss over the specifics, but Brande brings scientific theories right to the foreground. No worries, though, if you're not a science geek. You'll still be able to understand and appreciate all the science-y information being brought forth. Mostly it was just refreshing to see a science fiction title actually rooted in science . . . 'Into the Parallel' was refreshing and absolutely satisfying, leaving me desperately wanting Book 2.

    Goodreads Review
 

BOOK PREVIEW

Excerpt

They said it couldn't be done.

Well, that's not exactly true.

They said it couldn't be done by a 17-year-old girl sitting alone in her bedroom on a Saturday morning.

Well, that's not exactly true, either, since it's not like there's some physicist out there who specifically made that prediction—"A seventeen-year-old girl in her pajamas? Never!"—but the point is, no one is going to believe me even if I can prove what happened, which I'm not really sure I can.

But I know I did it. I was there. I didn't imagine it or dream it or go into some sort of altered state that confused me. I felt the wind. I smelled the dog's breath. I saw our mother. I drank some tea. It all happened.

So if she's real—and I know she is—I just have to prove it. Go there again and this time bring something back. Like a strand of her hair or a piece of her fingernail.

Something with her DNA on it. To prove that she is me.