New series by Arlene Marks!

Brain Lag has just announced the release date of The Earthborn, the first novel of SF Canada member Arlene Marks’ new series about the space alien immigrant experience on Earth! Cover art and the preordering period will be available in January, with publication scheduled for May 2023, according to the press release.

“This is the “Alien Vampires in the Toronto Film Industry” novel you were waiting for!” – James Alan Gardner, author of They Promised Me the Gun Wasn’t Loaded

“THE EARTHBORN moves fast, but not so fast that the humor ever departs, nor the very vivid characters ever grow thin. And the wildly ridiculous feels so darned real. And dangerous. This is a delightful romp, masterfully told by a veteran storyteller who should be on everyone’s reading shelf.” – Ed Greenwood, bestselling and award-winning creator of The Forgotten Realms

Arlene is the creator of the ongoing Sic Transit Terra space opera series, among other current and upcoming novels. Her short fiction has appeared in various publications, including H.P. Lovecraft’s Magazine of HorrorPolar Borealis, and Daily Science Fiction, and has most recently been gathered into a collection titled Imaginary Friends (May 2022, Brain Lag). Her website is

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