E. M. Foner Date Night on Union Station

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Date Night on Union Station

 
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Kelly Frank is EarthCent’s top diplomat on Union Station, but her job description has always been a bit vague. When she receives a gift subscription to the dating service that’s rumored to be powered by the same benevolent artificial intelligence that runs the huge station, Kelly decides to swallow her pride and give it a shot. But as her dates go from bad to worse, she can only hope that the supposedly omniscient AI is planning a happy ending.

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I wrote Date Night on Union Station while taking a break from work on a science fiction epic I've been struggling with for years. The goal was to cheer myself up and to find out if there is still an audience for a science fiction comedy that gets its laughs from dialogue and funny situations rather than from gross-outs and shocks.

As many readers have pointed out, Date Night could be rated PG under the old fashioned system, no bloodshed, no graphic sex, no four letter words. And after years of imagining a galaxy for my epic in which multiple human civilizations are at war with each other, it did me a world of good to write about a galaxy where most people are just trying to make a living and find some joy in life.

I received so many requests to extend the Date Night universe into a series that I put aside my epic for an extended period to write a sequel, Alien Night on Union Station. The events take place five years after the conclusion of Date Night, and the plot involves a mix of business, diplomacy, gaming and family relations. As a bonus, we finally get to meet Kelly's mother.

Review:

***** Warning: Severe Addiction Risk to Vulnerable People

I started binge-reading this series about 10 days ago, and finished this afternoon. I had seen the cover and passed the series by because of it... Do not be deceived, this is not a mixed species romance series.What I like most is that it is not space opera with never ending descriptions of weapons or battles, it is not another apocalyptic gloom and doom series, and in fact it really defies description in common sci-fi language.

***** I was very happy to discover the EarthCent series...

This series is indeed well suited for people of all ages and the author has done a remarkable job of creating family friendly characters whose appeal is irresistible. Buried in these stories are profound and humorous reflections of so many of our contemporary values and practices--both social and economic.

***** E. M. Foner's Earthcent Ambassador series fun for all

I have been following this whole series with great enjoyment. Characters are well developed and surprises fun. The humor gives a series of chuckles. I especially enjoy the interaction on the part of the (spoiler redacted) dog since I live with one also. Can't wait for the next book. With no sexual scenes, little battle gore and a cast which youth and adults can easily relate, I recommend this series for all readers. You won't be disappointed.

***** Union Station - the story continues

Clearly I am a fan of this series. I am delighted to see how the human and alien characters display our human foibles in the context of millions of year old galactic setting. All the books in this series are a "clean"read, something I would recommend to my grandchildren, but also noting there is violence, promiscuity, drugs in the galaxy, but the best way to deal with these realities is through open communication and consideration of those different from oneself. This extends to the personal level where the centrality of family in obviously important to the characters.

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Publisher: Independently published, 2016
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