"This story leaves a haunting impression long after the book is finished..." - Judge, 22nd Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards.
"This is top notch sci-fi."
- The Fairbanks Daily News Miner
newsminer.com/view/full_story/20392360/article-Sci-fi-novel-stands-out-among-self-published-books"An absolutely impressive work ... Highly recommended."
- Awesome Indies
awesomeindies.net/2012/11/12/review-genre-botanicaust-by-tam-linsey-dystopic-romance-scifi/"So thought provoking, it'll be in my head for days or years to come." Carol Kean, Perihelion Science Fiction
"I've read many of the classics- Bradbury, Heinlen, Asimov, Clarke,etc-and Tam Linsey's Botanicaust ranks up there with the best of them!"Amazon Review by Ed Hughes"For all of the little Fred Savages out there ... this is a kissing book. But even if that's not your bag, Tam Linsey has written a solid sci-fi book you will dig. It has been a long time since I have been so skillfully amused for $2.99" Amazon Review by S.K. Pentecost
"Tam Linsey has created a reconstructed earth that is unique and full of hope. An amazing accomplishment. A must read!" Amazon Review by Dr. Charles Voluse
"Definitely one of the best books I have read this month! Get ready for an emotional ride." Amazon Review by Terry
About the Author
Born and raised in Alaska, I use the long dark winters to nurture my love for reading and learning. Science has always been especially interesting to me. Senior year of high school, I took AP Chemistry and AP Biology, won a scholarship to a DOE camp at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, toured the superconducting supercollider, and karyotyped DNA from the HIV virus. Then I realized if I pursued biomedical engineering like I planned, I might never see the outside of a lab again. So I attended Willamette University and earned a Bachelor of Science in English. (I still think that's funny.) I began writing my first novel as my senior thesis. Maybe someday I'll rewrite that ugly thing and publish it. After college graduation, I convinced my husband to move back to Alaska, had two children, bought a house, became a Certified Master Gardener, and began the challenge of gardening and farming in the High North. Thus began my obsession with self-sufficiency. Newly attuned to the land and our food supply, my mind created futuristic scenarios of a world without plants. A world without food. A world where bio-engineering might be the only thing that could save humanity. I drew on my previous grounding in science, plus the things I'd learned about plants and animals while farming to create the Botanicaust world. When I'm not writing, you can find me either outside, weeding the garden, fishing the river for salmon, stalking the woods for moose, or inside canning or cooking while listening to my favorite audio books. I currently live in Chugiak, Alaska with my husband, two children, and our house bunny, Abigail.