Ego & Endurance

Ego & Endurance (Not A Pipe Publishing 2023) is now available!

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In this space exploration adventure modeled on Ernest Shackleton’s disastrous Antarctic expedition, Ruby Ladd is commanding the first crewed mission to the asteroid belt, ready to redeem herself after a tragedy on Mars five years earlier. She never asked for a nosy filmmaker whose search for a story will only reopen old wounds. A trip to the asteroid belt is just what Harte Gunner needs for his next thrilling documentary. He suspects the heart of his story lies in the commander’s past. But she’s not talking. When disaster strikes, Ladd and Gunner must work together for the crew to survive.

“…a funny, tender and eye-opening science fiction adventure/love story/workplace drama with vivid descriptions of the wonders, perils, and incongruities of outer space as well as the spaces inside us.”

-Joanna Hoyt, author of Believing is Seeing

“[Eisenbrey] weaves humor and romance through the story as the crew finds creative ways to maintain morale and overcome obstacles, paying tribute to Shackleton and his crew’s remarkable survival. Their answers are not found in futuristic technology, but in human ingenuity and persistence. A thoroughly good read.”

-Nan C Ballard, author of the Under Carico’s Moons series

“Not your typical sci-fi tale, Ego & Endurance sets two strong personalities against one another in a sensitive, romantic comedy/adventure to the Asteroid Belt. …She imparts realistic dialogue and tangible emotions onto the crew while they put their differences aside to come together in a dangerous fight for survival. … Eisenbrey’s characters will make you believe in them all!”

-Rick M. Cook, author of stories in The Phone and Stories (Within)