Anne E. Johnson - Author
Green Light Delivery
Read the first two chapters HERE.
"It’s surprising to go immediately into the plot, instead of having to endure numerous pages or chapters of setup." "There are plenty of alien sounding words in this story, and it’s pleasing to find them merely mentioned without long explanations as to their origin or meaning. Without insult to the reader’s intelligence, they’re used in such a way one can infer from the context and move on." New York Journal of Books
"The book's joy lies in the humorous prose." (Publishers Weekly, April 16, 2012
Watch a video of Anne reading from Green Light Delivery at the Rough & Ready author showcase in Manhattan.
Read a review of Anne's reading at Head House Books in Philadelphia.
Synopsis from the Candlemark & Gleam website:
Webrid is a carter, like his mother and grandfather before him. It's not glamorous work, but it pays the bills, and it gives him time to ogle the sexy women on the streets of Bexilla's capital. Mostly, he buys and sells small goods and does the occasional transport run for a client.
Then he gets mugged by a robot.
Now, with a strange green laser implanted in his skull and a small fortune deposited in his bank account, Webrid has to make the most difficult delivery of his life. He doesn't know who his client is, or what he's carrying, but he knows that a whole lot of very dangerous people are extremely interested in what's in his head. Literally. And they'll do whatever it takes to get it.
With the help of some truly alien friends, a simple carter will journey across worlds to deliver his cargo. And hopefully keep his head in the process.
Stopping Point: 25%
Reason for abandonment: The book flat out wasn’t working for me.
Aliens in name only; despite describing how different they all looked the aliens were completely human, right down to using English acronyms like SOB when cussing.
The plot was very ...more
I bought this book as my high school classmate is the author. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was very pleasantly surprised. The story was fun, well written and only mildly preachy. I really dug the fun "alien" characters and I could really envision the worlds in which the story was set. Great ...more
First off, this is a well constructed mystery/thriller/action novel. An everyman is handed a parcel and he has to deliver its unknown contents to an unknown recipient in a strange and unfamiliar place, while being pursued by numerous bad guys and while torn by do ...more
Webrid is such a believable every-critter, endearingly cranky, not unlike some endearingly grouchy peop ...more