The Beautiful Land" is 99 cents from an indie author who writes about a time-travel romance between a Japanese-American man (who is the Japanese-American version of Steve Irwin, best I can tell) and a Iranian-American military translator with a realistic (best I can tell) depiction of PTSD. I happened to read the first two chapters today from the Kindle sample on a recommendation from a friend and bought it immediately thereafter because I loved the characters, SO I THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE.
Well done, Alan Averill, wherever you are, for providing me with the first sci-fi book I can remember reading in the last 12 months that wasn't populated entirely by white protagonists. And provided a realistic and sympathetic depiction of PTSD. And an Iranian-Americas woman who isn't a terrorist. Because that's awesome. I only wish you were on B&N because I prefer buying from there, but I couldn't find you on their site.