Tumbler by Brand Gamblin
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Where to Get It:
Barnes and Noble
Libby Carter wanted to get away from it all, so she took a job mining asteroids as far out into the inky blackness as possible. However, her escape turned into a trap, leaving her stuck in indentured servitude, living on a tiny rock in space. As she tries to dig herself out, she gains friends and finds adventure. Cave-in rescues, planetary collisions, and other mishaps keep her
new family fighting to stay alive."
What they're saying about it:
"Tumbler is a scifi novel that is very Heinlein-esque. Small time main character works through struggles and makes good encapsulates the plot. But the story itself, while excellent, is not as exciting as watching the characters.
Libby, the heroine, is a young girl who has no idea how the world works. She loses her mother and then jumps head long into a deep space mining conglomerate hoping to somehow make good through hard work alone. Unfortunately, what she doesn't know just might kill her. If the locals don't do it first.
Most scifi books are heavy reading and usually just not my cup of tea. However, Tumbler is fast paced while maintaining believability and a delicious sense of the ironic. With such a wonderful combo, the reader cannot help but be swept along. I would note that this novel is considered "Young Adult", but anyone can jump in and enjoy it.
I am thrilled to see this piece on Amazon as I feel that Brand Gamblin's next work will be even more full of wit than Tumbler itself was."
"Tumbler is a fun story, with plenty of action, plenty of good characters, and plenty of hope that we won't always be stuck on this big blue ball if we only have the intestinal fortitude to get out there and get to work!"