Snow from a Distant Sky

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Snow from a Distant Sky
The Synthetic Albatross: Book Five

A Sci-Fi Novella

Barbaric factions, sentient shadows, frozen wastelands, and cold fierce enough to end a world. Thomas wasn’t ready for any of it. Led to a portal at his high school basketball court by a trinket given to him by his world-traveling uncle, Thomas found himself on a dying world that looks too much like his own for comfort.
In an attempt to find a way home and survive the icy temperatures, he journeys across the snow-covered land making friends and enemies whether he wants to or not. What’s a kid to do when he holds the only ticket out of certain annihilation? Especially when finding a way out is a lot harder than stumbling his way in.


“The final book in the Synthetic Albatross series (for now) is a towering achievement in science fiction. A thrilling ride across dimensions filled with doomed worlds, wild nomadic peoples, technological wizardry, and the unbreakable spirit of a teenage boy. A true masterpiece that sits as the crowing jewel of Ben Van Dongen’s novella series.”

C.M. Forest, Author of Infested


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Ben Van Dongen

(The Neon Heart, Broadcast Wasteland, Break/Interrupt)

Ben Van Dongen was born in Windsor Ontario. He likes to think that if he tried harder he could have been an Astronaut, but he is happier writing science fiction anyway. He wrote the novellas Broadcast Wasteland, and Break/Interrupt, co-authored the book No Light Tomorrow, and is one half of the founding team of Adventure Worlds Press. You can read more crazy notions on his website.