Books

DG_001THE DREAMER GENOME (Self-published November 2012, 89 000 words)

In 2020, a passionate scientist conducts secret genetic manipulations to give human fetuses the ability to survive long periods of hibernation. He is supported by a pharmaceutical tycoon who believes in his genius and realizes the implications of his work: Cryonics; to prolong life; a one-way time machine to the future; unlimited financial potential to the company who develops and markets such a long coveted dream.

When the clandestine lab is voluntarily destroyed to avoid discovery, test subjects are scattered and raised in different conditions. Years later, only a handful possess the right genetic material to become the highly prized, freezable astronauts of the 21st century. When an eccentric billionaire finds out he is one of them, his personal agenda threatens to upset carefully elaborated plans spanning decades.

Written with rigorous attention to the limitations of the harsh space environment in the tradition of Arthur C. Clarke, with a blend of Michael Crichton’s use of untested scientific theories, the novel takes readers on a wild ride to the near future over a period of 30 years.

Author’s note: So far, The Dreamer Genome is getting good reviews from a varied audience. The setting of the story is surprisingly close to current news headlines: scientists beginning to play intelligently with strands of DNA, private firms subcontracting from NASA, a famous billionaire committed to space technology. The book is linked to these concepts, and more. Private space stations, cryonic sleep, and the planning of a space odyssey spanning decades.

 

 

OS_001ORBITING SINS (Self-published October 2013, 74 000 words)

In this thrilling sequel to The Dreamer Genome, a fantastic and symbolic space odyssey ruthlessly exploits biotechnology and leads to foul play at the very limit of known space.

The surviving test subjects of a secret experiment are humanity’s first, true space travelers. One mission uses refurbished space shuttles and outdated technology while the competition is funded by STAM, a corporate giant with insatiable ambition and deep pockets. When the astronauts’ cloudy past finally catches up with them, elaborated plans are jettisoned in order to survive. How much are each team willing to sacrifice to get there first? Will there be a return trip?

 

 

SD_001SPINNING DIAMONDS (Self -published October 2013, 16 500 words – FREE)

When the opportunity to come out of retirement and go on one last space mission presents itself, Vincent Lambert jumps at the chance to go down in history as the first belt miner. Unfortunately, dealing with corporate greed one hundred million kilometers away from Earth was not in the mission outline.

 

 

 

MiningGames2400MINING GAMES (Originally published in June 2012 edition of eFiction and now self published in January 2013, 17 000 words – FREE)

Space mining is big business and corporations compete fiercely to exploit our solar system’s rich minerals. Spacial Alloy, a dominant firm on world markets, ruthlessly leads the pack on all fronts: exploration, exploitation, and production. Unfortunately, in space, incriminating evidence can drift around for a long, long time.

Author’s note: Mining Games is getting good reviews. It is a warped and twisted story in the not so near future. We’re jumping ahead almost 200 years, and the solar system has been settled. Mankind is not traveling to other star systems, but exploiting the rich asteroids around us and building in space. As a consequence, a new workforce has emerged; a workforce born in space, on foreign planets, on low gravity moons. A workforce created by a totally unrestricted reproduction program. As Earth businessmen are about to find out, the motivations of this new workforce are slightly different from what they know.

 

 

Original2400ORIGINAL STRAND  (Originally published in June edition (2012) of eFiction and now self published in November 2012, 9 700 words – FREE)

The human race did its best to annihilate itself and certainly went out with a bang. Hundreds of nuclear devices and biological viruses have transformed the earth into a no man’s land. For the isolated moon survivors, biodiversity takes on a whole new meaning.