David Helvarg
Author of Saved by the Sea and The Golden Shore

“Hawaiian surfing, spirituality, science and science fiction merge in this futurist epic about a world-class water woman rediscovering her roots on a distant blue world. Written as a rollicking survival adventure and cautionary ecological parable by marine scientist and explorer Brian Tissot ‘Songs of Thalassa’ is a whale of a tale. Did we mention it also has whales?”

Noelani Puniwai, Ph.D.
University of Hawaii School of Hawaiian Knowledge Hilo, Hawaii

The Song of Thalassa helps us understand what it means to love and listen with our hearts. Building on the aloha that the Hawaiian culture shares with the world, Tissot expands this love to the stars.”

Michelle Tissot
Freelance Writer

Prescott Valley, Arizona

“Laughing, crying, furious at times, I easily slipped into Sage’s world as she broke barriers, discovered her inner strength, and generally kicked ass across the universe. She’s a character you won’t soon forget! And just as unforgettable as Sage are the choices she makes when confronted with fame, family culture, greed, and the surprises of a new world that could be the answer to her greatest desires. Like a beautiful melody, Songs of Thalassa will fill your heart, mind, and soul. I hope you join in the song…” 

Joe Pitkin
English Professor
Clark College
Vancouver, WA

author of Stranger Bird

The story has an engaging and innovative storyline–the mix of oceanography and surfing on a low-gravity exoplanet is a really cool idea… a reader is likely to learn a lot about volcanology, ecology, and planetary science from this story.

Mark Hixon, Ph.D.
Marine Biologist & Surfer 
The University of Hawaii
at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii

“An inspiring blend of Hawaiian spirituality, big-wave surfing, and ocean science set in the fictional reaches of deep space.”

James Lindholm, PH.D
Marine Biologist & Surfer
Cal State Monterey BayCarmel, California

Author of Into a Canyon & Blood Cold

Awesome. Tissot not only succeeds in capturing on the page what it is to surf big waves (a rare feat), but he also seamlessly constructs a universe around the love of surfing that has spread to other planets.”

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May 10, 2020: New Surfing Sci-Fi Book Promotes Marine Biology, Ocean Conservation (excerpt)

May 14, 2020: YA Books Central: Author Chat with Brian Tissot (Songs Of Thalassa), Plus Giveaway!

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