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Celebrate Lit Tour--Maxine Justice

Maxine Justice: Galactic Attorney by Daniel Schwabauer: Book Review, Tour, and Giveaway with Celebrate Lit.

About the Book

Book: Maxine Justice: Galactic Attorney

Author: Daniel Schwabauer

Genre: Science Fiction

Release date: March 29, 2022


Can Justice Save the Earth from Extinction?



Maxine Justice is an ambulance-chasing lawyer desperate for relevance and cash when aliens hire her to represent them before the United Nations. An off-planet consortium wants to heal humanity of every natural disease in exchange for 30% of Earth’s gold reserves.


The deal launches Max to legal stardom and makes her an international target for assassins. New Pharma, Sky Cross, MediCorp—the big medical companies all have good reasons to want Max out of the way. Worse, she discovers her alien clients may be planning something more sinister than anyone has imagined.


Can a lawyer who failed the bar exam three times find some way to save the world from global and interstellar conspiracies? Or will humankind’s future end in a galactic courtroom?

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Book Review:



This book was very different from most, if not all, books I read. It’s set in a future where, of course, faith isn’t a big aspect of people’s lives. Greed and self-advancement are the order of the day—okay, not that different from any time in history where humans dwell.


This isn’t a romance. This is a book where the main character is smart and sassy and grows, if not in faith per se, in goodness. The aliens, the robot counselor, all have a different side to them than we might expect from typical science fiction. Her friendships deepen but there is no man in her life, at least yet.


I thoroughly enjoyed this book and believe I grew, definitely in my faith, because we surely need God when a future like this could await us. Whether I grew in goodness waits to be seen.


I definitely recommend this to those readers who may wish to be challenged a bit.


I received a copy of this book through Celebrate Lit. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.


About the Author


Daniel Schwabauer, M.A., is a lifelong reader of speculative fiction. He studied the genre under science fiction great James Gunn before graduating with honors from Kansas University’s Masters program in Creative Writing. Winner of the Eric Hoffer and Ben Franklin awards for his middle grade fantasy series, The Legends of Tira-Nor, Daniel enjoys riding his motorcycle on country roads and pondering other worlds. He lives in Kansas City with his wife and dog.


More from Daniel


What in the World is a Galactic Attorney?


Maxine Justice: Galactic Attorney started as a short story concept I began twenty-five years ago but never finished. Back then I thought it would be interesting to write about a hostile takeover of the planet by aliens. But instead of using advanced weaponry and space ships, my aliens would conquer Earth the way modern corporations subsume smaller competitors—through the law.


The main problem with my original story idea was the lack of a suitable hero. It wasn’t until 2018 that an off-handed remark from my daughter provided the inspiration I needed to rethink the entire storyline, and an irrepressible, snarky young lawyer named Maxine strode into my imagination and began a hostile takeover of her own.


Yes, this story was going to have aliens in it, but the aliens were not humanity’s real problem. Our real problem was the medical industry. And the insurance industry. And the Department of Justice. And the whole legal profession. Our real problem was ourselves. (Maxine’s problem was that she had no money and no clients, though she did have an axe to grind and a very good reason to give it a fine edge.)


What if Maxine’s search for real solutions to our most corrupt systems led her to realize that Earth’s doom may not come through the cleverness of intergalactic adversaries, but via the corruption of its apex predator?


Could Justice save Earth from extinction then?


Blog Stops


Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, March 31

Through the Fire Blogs, April 1

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, April 1

Texas Book-aholic, April 2

Inklings and notions, April 3

For Him and My Family, April 4

deb’s Book Review, April 5

Locks, Hooks and Books, April 6

Wishful Endings, April 7

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, April 8

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, April 9

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, April 10

Christina’s Corner, April 10

Artistic Nobody, April 11 (Author Interview)

Blogging With Carol, April 12

Inside the Wong Mind, April 13


Giveaway

To celebrate his tour, Daniel is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon card, a signed copy of the hardcover!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/1c56e/maxine-justice-galactic-attorney-celebration-tour-giveaway


My Review:


This book was very different from most, if not all, books I read. It’s set in a future where, of course, faith isn’t a big aspect of people’s lives. Greed and self-advancement are the order of the day—okay, not that different from any time in history where humans dwell.


This isn’t a romance. This is a book where the main character is smart and sassy and grows, if not in faith per se, in goodness. The aliens, the robot counselor, all have a different side to them than we might expect from typical science fiction. Her friendships deepen but there is no man in her life, at least yet.


I thoroughly enjoyed this book and believe I grew, definitely in my faith, because we surely need God when a future like this could await us. Whether I grew in goodness waits to be seen.


Question: Do the books you read have to have a little romance?





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