FOR TERRA, THE HUMAN ALIEN, FITTING IN WAS NEVER AN OPTION.
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When a kindly but bumbling extra-terrestrial finds what he believes to be an abandoned human baby girl during a visit to Earth, he decides to take her back to his homeworld and raise her as his own child.
Little does he realise that this simple act of kindness will alter the course of history on both their planets and eventually determine the fate of the whole universe ...
Mitch Benn’s charming, satirical Sci-Fi adventure is by turns thrilling, hilarious and ultimately uplifting. Full of unforgettable characters and mind-expanding concepts, it’s both a love letter to Science Fiction and a perfect introduction to the genre for young readers (or adults who remember being one).
The trilogy is available in paperback and ebook formats, from Amazon (including Kindle Unlimited) and from Lulu. The Terra audiobook is now available from Audible, Apple Books and Amazon, with Terra's World and Terra's War coming soon.
Mitch Benn is a British stand-up comedian, author, satirical songwriter and lifelong Sci-Fi nerd.
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PRONUNCIATIONS IN THE TERRA TRILOGY
Lbbp from Hrrng on the planet Fnrr? Help!
Mitch explains: "When Terra was first released, the question I was asked most often was 'how on Earth do you pronounce the names?'
Terra has grown up on the distant planet of Fnrr, and the Fnrrns' speech mechanisms are different to humans. Their languages consist of clipped, clickety sounds with almost no vowels. That's why their words are spelled as little clusters of consonants.
You're free to pronounce the Fnrrn words in the Terra books however you want, but in case you're wondering, this is how I pronounce some of the main characters and places ..."
A distant planet of many scientifically-advanced nations (and the G'grk)
A beautiful world of purple vegetation, a pink sky and a ring of six moons.
All Fnrrn languages are clipped and clickety with little in the way of vowels.
The island nation on the planet Fnrr on which Terra grows up
The capital city, Hrrng [Huh-rung], is where most of our story takes place, and is dominated by the Preceptorate, the vast teaching establishment where Lbbp works.
A war-like people on Fnrr who have rejected science and enlightenment in favour of honour, valour and conquest
The G'grk are the same species as other Fnrrns, but a completely different culture. Their language is similarly vowel-less but much more guttural.
Scientist at Hrrng Preceptorate and Terra's adoptive father
Most likely to say: "Oh dear me ..."
Least likely to say: "Let's just do it and worry about the consequences later!"
Terra's insanely smart, precocious and enthusiastic best friend
Most likely to say: Everything.
Least likely to say: "Um ... I'm not sure."
Terra's sweet, shy and ever-so-slightly clumsy best friend
Most likely to say: "But shouldn't we ... um ... no, wait, erm ..."
Least likely to say: "I'll go first!"