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Anne E. Johnson - Author

Freelance Writer & Editor

Green Light Delivery


Read the first two chapters HERE.


"It’s surprising to go immediately into the plot, instead of having to endure numerous pages or chapters of setup." "There are plenty of alien sounding words in this story, and it’s pleasing to find them merely mentioned without long explanations as to their origin or meaning. Without insult to the reader’s intelligence, they’re used in such a way one can infer from the context and move on." New York Journal of Books


"The book's joy lies in the humorous prose." (Publishers Weekly, April 16, 2012

Anne E. Johnson's spacepulp sci fi novel, Green Light Delivery, is now available! Buy it from the publisher, on Amazon, or on Barnes & Noble.


Watch the reading/signing video from the Green Light Delivery event at Modern Myths comic shop in Northampton, MA. Vid Part 1 ; Vid Part 2

Watch a video of Anne reading from Green Light Delivery at the Rough & Ready author showcase in Manhattan.


Read a review of Anne's reading at Head House Books in Philadelphia.

Synopsis from the Candlemark & Gleam website:


Webrid is a carter, like his mother and grandfather before him. It's not glamorous work, but it pays the bills, and it gives him time to ogle the sexy women on the streets of Bexilla's capital. Mostly, he buys and sells small goods and does the occasional transport run for a client.


Then he gets mugged by a robot.


Now, with a strange green laser implanted in his skull and a small fortune deposited in his bank account, Webrid has to make the most difficult delivery of his life. He doesn't know who his client is, or what he's carrying, but he knows that a whole lot of very dangerous people are extremely interested in what's in his head. Literally. And they'll do whatever it takes to get it.


With the help of some truly alien friends, a simple carter will journey across worlds to deliver his cargo. And hopefully keep his head in the process. 

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By Theresa · ★★★★★ · August 17, 2012
I won Green Light Delivery by Anne E. Johnson in a giveaway for free on Goodreads First/Reads. I was not too sure I would like this book, but I found myself captured right away with these creatures descriptions from the very beginning. I rated the book five stars~ I found myself wanting to know more ...more
By Justin · ★★★★☆ · March 14, 2015
I don't know if this was the intent... but this felt like a good version of those adult muppets on the first season of SNL. I imagined all the characters as Jim Henson-designed creatures, and because of that, the drama, the turns of phrase, and the references ended up making perfect sense. It's a my ...more
By Diana · ★★★★★ · June 29, 2012
Ganpril Webrid is an improbable hero, easily distracted by food, alcohol, females, and his own erratic thought processes, but he’s got street smarts and professional pride. When an unknown client virtually compels Webrid to make the most important delivery of his career, he embraces his interplaneta ...more
By Nathan · ★☆☆☆☆ · May 12, 2013
Fantasy Review Barn

Book Abandoned

Stopping Point: 25%

Reason for abandonment: The book flat out wasn’t working for me.

Aliens in name only; despite describing how different they all looked the aliens were completely human, right down to using English acronyms like SOB when cussing.

The plot was very ...more
By Barbara · ★★★★★ · August 01, 2012
I really enjoyed Ganpril Webrid’s adventure – when a green laser is implanted in his forehead, humble carter Webrid goes on a journey from his home on Bexilla to the planet Cheed, with several strange and unusual friends of different races, to fulfill what he sees as his contract to cart the laser t ...more
By Judyec · ★★★★★ · July 07, 2012
This is a fun and interesting book to read! The main character, Webrid, is an ordinary guy on a planet in an alternate universe. He is going about his business, and a green laser is implanted in this forehead by a robot! He doewsn't know what it is or why this has happened to him. He soon realizes t ...more
By Debbie · ★★★★☆ · October 03, 2012


I bought this book as my high school classmate is the author. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was very pleasantly surprised. The story was fun, well written and only mildly preachy. I really dug the fun "alien" characters and I could really envision the worlds in which the story was set. Great ...more
By Adam · ★★★★★ · December 20, 2017
A really fun, enjoyable space opera, the writing reminded me often of Douglas Adams but with a slightly faster paced whimsy and more amazing, fantastical alien species. That's one thing I definitely can't overstate here, Anne E. Johnson has done a huge service to fiction by exploring alien species t ...more
By Pop · ★★★★☆ · July 19, 2016
Outlandish, Well Constructed, and Fun

First off, this is a well constructed mystery/thriller/action novel. An everyman is handed a parcel and he has to deliver its unknown contents to an unknown recipient in a strange and unfamiliar place, while being pursued by numerous bad guys and while torn by do ...more
By Sarah · ★★★★☆ · July 11, 2012
I love this book -- it takes the reluctant hero trope, drops it into alien worlds with alien ... aliens, and adds a little extra "I just want to go *home*, universe be damned!" Shaken, not stirred.

Webrid is such a believable every-critter, endearingly cranky, not unlike some endearingly grouchy peop ...more
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