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Emily Jayne and the Kairos Codex is a middle-grade speculative science-fiction novel set in a Milky Way galaxy that is filled with intelligent extraterrestrial life. It has strong and smart girls in lead roles, who like science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). (It has strong and smart male characters too!)  The heroine, 11-year-old Emily Jayne Hutchings, and her cousin Sarah Spiller, need help from their friends Lazar, Samuel and Cindy, to escape evil time travelling aliens and find the one extraterrestrial species that can help them. Emily Jayne and the Kairos Codex is the first book in the Fellowship of the Timeless series. #girlsinSTEM #boysinSTEM

“Emily Jayne and the Kairos Codex is about children, friendship and adventure. It’s about dogs, and the special connection that can exist between people and the canines they love. It’s about neurodivergent kids, those children who don’t fit in with the ‘normal’ kids at school, and it’s about diversity. It’s about a love for and connection with math, astronomy, space and the universe, and a longing to know more and to find life elsewhere.”

J.A. Secker

Click on the paperback or eBook products below for the full summary of the novel. Click here to see ratings and reviews on Goodreads. The suggested reading age is 8-12+, and for pronounciation, Kairos sounds like KIE-ross, which rhymes with TIE-ross.

Paperback and eBook versions of Emily Jayne and the Kairos Codex are available from the Shop page or using the ‘Add to cart‘ buttons below. The paperback version of this novel is 5.5 inches x 8.5 inches, and there are 276 pages. The illustration on the front cover is by Canadian artist Ann Sanderson. The first printing was done through First Choice Books and Victoria Bindery in Victoria, BC, Canada. The second printing is being done through IngramSpark and Lightning Source, their print-on-demand company.

Image showing the front cover, back cover and spine of the paperback version of Emily Jayne and the Kairos Codex.

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