The Sting of the Bee

K E Lanning (Author)


Catastrophic global warming has melted the ice caps--John Barrous will stop at nothing to stake his claim on the rich, virgin continent of Antarctica.

After the murder of his wife, John escapes urban strife for the quiet life of farming. He and his fifteen-year-old daughter join in a United Nations PR event, but the Oklahoma-style land rush turns into a race against ruthless, armed competitors . . . and a corrupt politician determined to control this new land.


Misfits from around the world, willing to fight for a new life. Faces around him had a hungry look as they sized up the competition. They had waited a lifetime for this chance, and no one wanted to be too friendly with someone they might end up killing later in the day.

Product Details

$14.99  $13.79
K.E. Lanning
Publish Date
April 04, 2018
5.5 X 0.59 X 8.5 inches | 0.73 pounds
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About the Author

K.E. Lanning is a scientist and writer. Born in Texas in 1957, she grew up near Houston in the small town of Friendswood, laced with white oyster shell roads and open fields dotted with huge live oaks-riding horses rather than bikes. But nearby, NASA's space program shepherded thoughts of astrophysics into her head. Lanning received a bachelor's degree in Physics in 1979 from Stephen F. Austin St. University in Nacogdoches, TX and a MBA in 1986 from the University of Houston. In her geophysics career, science met art-imaging landscapes beneath the surface of the earth. Lanning owned and directed an art gallery in Houston, fascinated with curating thought-provoking shows with new and proven artists. A life-long fan of science fiction, Lanning has always been intrigued by the multi-dimensions of the genre, allowing the author to explore society, humanity, and our future-bringing the reader along for the ride. To reveal the inner workings of some of the best sci-fi authors in the business, she's published a series of sci-fi author interviews in OMNI magazine, In the Author's Universe: Sci-Fi Authors from a Writer's Point of View, including authors Hugh Howey, Margaret Atwood, and Cixin Liu. Her first novel was A Spider Sat Beside Her, a work of literary/speculative science fiction, with an eco-fiction emphasis. Two additional novels, The Sting of the Bee and Listen to the Birds, will complete the trilogy, though each will be standalone works. Lanning currently lives in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with her family.


"Exhilarating fun, audacious in concept and convincing in execution." - Jim Thomsen

"Off-beat global warming sci-fi...(with) sure pacing and sympathetic protagonists." - Kirkus Reviews