BBNYA Spotlight: A Star Named Vega by Benjamin J. Roberts


Hello, reader!

Happy Halloween! On this, the spookiest of days, I have another spotlight tour for one of the semi-finalists of this year’s Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Awards (BBNYA)! I’m so excited to help shine a light on some fantastic indie books. In 2022, BBNYA is celebrating the 55 books that made it into Round Two with a mini spotlight blitz tour for each title. But perhaps you aren’t familiar with what BBNYA entails, so let me tell you a little about it!

BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 15 finalists and one overall winner. If you want some more information about BBNYA, check out the BBNYA website or take a peek over on Twitter (@BBNYA_Official). BBNYA is brought to you in association with the @Foliosociety (if you love beautiful books, you NEED to check out their website!) and the book blogger support group @The_WriteReads.

Now, let’s get to today’s spotlight post, this one featuring A Star Named Vega by Benjamin J. Roberts!



  • Title: A Star Named Vega
  • Author: Benjamin J. Roberts
  • Publication date: June 21st, 2021
  • Publisher: Self-published
  • Length: 256 pages
  • Genre: Science Fiction
  • Age group: Young Adult

Amazon::Goodreads



The 30th Century is a technological paradise. Androids have built a utopian future of advanced robotics, augmented reality, and simulated worlds. Humanity thrives across the Thirteen Suns.

Why not spread some chaos, shake things up a bit?

Aster Vale leads a secret life as the Wildflower, a competitive street artist with dreams of infamy. When her father joins a mysterious research project in the Vega System, Aster sees their luxury starcruiser as just another canvas to explore. How else is she supposed to channel all this teenage rebellion?

But not everyone prospers in this world of synthetic gods. Rel Akepri is a young soldier from a broken planet, genetically engineered for war. The research project in the Vega System now threatens the fate of his people, and he must embark upon a deadly mission to stop it.

Rel’s orders: intercept the starcruiser on its voyage to Vega, or face extinction. Perhaps Aster might find something new to fight for.



Author Links

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Ben Roberts lives in Cambridge, England. He enjoys watercolours, cooking, and making computers bend to his will by force-feeding them chunks of poorly written code.

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