Books Inc. Mountain View proudly welcomes Lloyd Hall to the shop for the launch party of his YA science fiction novel Mercury!
Aboard the colony ship, Mercury, 19-year-old Lucy yearns to know more about her deceased father, much to the ire of her mother, the captain.
When a mysterious meteor strands Lucy twenty years in the past, she finds herself face-to-face with her teenage mother and realizes they may have more in common than she originally thought.
As rifts in space threaten to destroy the Mercury, Lucy looks for a way to save the ship and, with any luck, get back to her own time.
Lloyd Hall grew up in a small town on the coast of Connecticut called Short Beach. His childhood was filled with fantastical stories and he often found himself lost in many books from the local library. In school he was introduced to art in every possible form and gained a love of learning through every new artistic skill he picked up. He attended Champlain College for video game design before moving on to study fashion design at Lasell College and the London College of Fashion. After graduating he made costumes for musical theatre, ran a small hat store, and worked as a fashion designer. Meanwhile his computer continued to be filled with half-written stories, each begging to be finished. After living in Chicago, London, Boston, and a number of other cities he returned to his hometown where he hung up his hat as a fashion and costume designer and turned his skills to writing. He channeled his childhood love of stories into his first novel, Wardenclyffe. In addition to writing, he has a strong love of hats and puns. He can often be found singing sea shanties at his local pub every Monday night.