A group of published UK-based authors and illustrators of picture books, children's and YA.

Janet Edwards

Janet Edwards lives in England. As a child, she read everything she could get her hands on, including a huge amount of science fiction and fantasy. She studied Maths at Oxford, and went on to suffer years of writing unbearably complicated technical documents before deciding to write something that was fun for a change. She has a husband, a son, a lot of books, and an aversion to housework.


  • EARTH GIRL (Harper Voyager, August 2012) (Pyr, May 2013)
  • EARTH STAR (Harper Voyager, August 2013) (Pyr, April 2014)
  • EARTH FLIGHT (Harper Voyager, August 2014) (Pyr, Sept 2015)


  • EARTH 2788
  • HERA 2781

12962345EARTH GIRL by Janet Edwards

Jarra is stuck on Earth while the rest of humanity portals around the universe. But can she prove to the norms that she’s more than just an Earth Girl?

2788. Only the handicapped live on Earth. While everyone else portals between worlds, 18-year-old Jarra is among the one in a thousand people born with an immune system that cannot survive on other planets. Sent to Earth at birth to save her life, she has been abandoned by her parents. She can’t travel to other worlds, but she can watch their vids, and she knows all the jokes they make. She’s an ‘ape’, a ‘throwback’, but this is one ape girl who won’t give in. (more)

“A fun, quick science fiction read, with a well-realised world, lots of action, and some fun characters.” — Laura Lam, author of Pantomime

16069783EARTH STAR (EARTH GIRL #2) by Janet Edwards

18-year-old Jarra has a lot to prove. After being awarded one of the military’s highest honours for her role in a daring rescue attempt, Jarra finds herself – and her Ape status – in the spotlight. Jarra is one of the unlucky few born with an immune system that cannot survive on other planets. Derided as an ‘ape’ – a ‘throwback’ – by the rest of the universe, Jarra is on a mission to prove that Earth Girls are just as good as anyone else.

Except now the planet she loves is under threat by what could be humanity’s first ever alien contact. Jarra’s bravery – and specialist knowledge – will once again be at the centre of the maelstrom, but will the rest of the universe consider Earth worth fighting for? (more)

“An absolutely brilliant to sequel to what was an amazing first book!” — Uncorked Thoughts

16152916EARTH FLIGHT (EARTH GIRL #3) by Janet Edwards

It’s time to risk it all!

The thrilling conclusion to Janet Edward’s sensational debut YA sci-fi trilogy.

Jarra never wanted to be a celebrity. All she ever wanted was to gain some respect for the people left on Earth: the unlucky few whose immune system prevents them from portalling to other planets.

Except now she’s the most famous Earth girl in the universe – but not everyone in the universe is happy about it, nor the fact that she has found love with a norm. Jarra’s actions have repercussions that spread further than she ever could have imagined, and political unrest threatens to tear apart the delicate balance of peace between humanity’s worlds. (more)

Earth Flight concludes the trilogy wonderfully.” — For Winter Nights