young adult author
Esther Scherpenisse is a young adult and science fiction writer. Her story Long for this World won the Paul Harland Prize (now: Harland Award) for best speculative genre short story. It was published in Space and Time Magazine in 2018. Esther has also published in Pure Fantasy Magazine and an anthology of Dutch speculative genre writers. She is currently working on a young adult fantasy novel.
By Esther Scherpenisse
LONG FOR THIS WORLD
SPACE AND TIME MAGAZINE, 2018
“The story keeps things short and sweet and packs a great punch when it comes to the main character’s choices. Fans of Persona may also enjoy the description of Death’s tower. Highly recommended.” – SFF Reviews
After two hundred years of war, the North-American Federation and the European Republic have reached a truce. In a grassroots mission of reconciliation, First Daughter Roslin and her best friend Sennai are sent to Europe to join a student exchange program. For Roslin, it’s an escape. As long as she can stay on mission, she’s free of the life her father is forcing her into. But sticking to the mission is harder than she imagined…
Dutch anthology. Contains award-winning story Ter ziele (Long for this World) as well as short story In de mist (Missed).
There are three things in life that terrify me, and since I’m escaping one, it seems only fair that I should face another.
– From: Envoy, chapter 1
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