With great pride, and gleeful excitement (and fear), I have the honor of announcing that my Fiancé has published her 1st book, a Sci-Fi novel called Exile’s Return. Artists and members will know her as Snowy Hare, one of our most valued administrators and moderators.
Her book is targeted at mainstream Science Fiction, but there is TF in her universe and it is the introduction of that capability into society that puts many of the book’s themes into motion.
I’ve read the book 3 times now and I’m still finding things I didn’t realize first time through. It’s been a hell of a roller coaster each time. I highly recommend it. And not just because I’m due to marry her in August.
About the book:
Hatred is as old as mankind. Some would say it was in our DNA, that’s why I changed mine…
I was an Astrogator on the UEAS Danube when first contact happened. It was a routine deep space mission, until our new friends set us adrift and then told us they meant no harm. They called themselves the Mendians. If they had wanted to, they could have flattened the human race in a day, but instead they offered access to a Jump Gate network that made travel between stars take only days instead of decades. All they asked in return was that we made another technology available to the public, their Path of the Other.
It was a landmark in human history. For the first time people were not bound by their genetics, and gradually people began to shift. Some did it for spiritual reasons, others to escape the clutches of disease or age, but gradually a new segment of society arose, one that was met with suspicion and the ancient human tradition of hate.
To be honest I had made my mind up to leave even before I tanked. I left Earth and ran to the farthest out-of-the-way planet I could, Centioc One. On its alien shores I surrendered the last of my humanity, and almost lost my self until, one day, a human by the name of Charlie Stevens arrived on my planet of exile.