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May 20, 2012
March 15, 2012
Please stop in and visit LepreCon, Arizona's Annual Sci-Fi & Fantasy Convention on May 8-11, 2014 at the Marriott in Mesa, Arizona. There are two panel discussions that I am participating in: Friday at 3pm, "Believable Aliens Micro-symposium" and Saturday at 3pm, " Space Colonization Micro-symposium." Follow the links above to the LepreCon webpage.
New Book Series
I am in the midst of creating a fresh new universe of science and technology to complement my next novel's characters. This universe will deal with cloning, artificial intelligence, telepathy, dark matter, and inter-species relations. The characters will impart a glimpse into how intergalactic business and manufacturing might look in 300 years, both the good and the bad. We are striving to develop fresh, new story lines and not fall back on standard sci-fi fare such as warp speed, replicators, and worm holes. This means lots of hard work at writing and trying not to sound like everybody else.
The first novel in the four-book series, “Guardians of Forever,” deals head-on with the ethics of cloning and inter-species distrust. TJ Bullock, the protagonist, uses ancient cloning technology to revive his long-dead family in return for rending assistance to a near-extinct alien race called Poly's (Polymatheons.) TJ expects to pick up exactly where he left off ten years earlier, but his revived beta family has a hard time dealing with fact that their alphas are dead and as betas, they are nothing but copies. TJ cannot reconnect with his family, but deals are deals, and he must deliver critical parts to fix the Poly ship. The trader embarks on a quest, recruiting an eclectic crew along the way: an AI, a computer specialist-business woman, and one of the Polymatheon aliens. Bred to be observers who collect information but are forbidden to interact with outsiders, this Polymatheon seems bent on breaking the rules and seeing the universe for himself. Antagonists include a major crime syndicate and a race of bloodthirsty aliens looking for revenge. At stake is the Poly ship, crammed full of thousands of years of alien technology. If that falls into the wrong hands, the human race could be doomed!
May 2014 update – all 100 scenes are blocked in and I have 25,000 words down on paper towards my goal of 115,000 (before rough edit.) See my blog for more updates and plot ideas.