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Mindfield and Mindgames Are Available!

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I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I’ve enjoying writing them over the past several years.

Here’s brief blurb on Mindfield:

Orphaned at age nine when the alien Harn kill his parents, Cam is driven by an all-consuming need for revenge. Vengeance requires more than bravado. He works hard to become a crack C-fighter and develop tactics to defeat the wily Harn. His opportunity comes when he leads his squadron in  the assault to take the Altos system from the Harn. He gets his revenge, but at a terrible price. His friends and lover are killed, and he’s marooned on a fragment of a Harn orbital. There he discovers there may be more to these aliens and the war than he has been told.  His elation upon his rescue is short-lived, and he’s propelled into a desperate quest for the truth about the Harn, his people, and himself.

Mindfield is space opera with a twist of Blade Runner.

Mindgames follows directly upon the events of Mindfield.

Mardi Rall and Cam are mismatched lovers. She is a Lieutenant Commander for the exiled Hartner regime. Cam is a genetically engineered ‘tuber’ fighter pilot with the NorAm government that helped overthrow Hartner. After the exodus of Hartner’s forces from Earth, Mardi and Cam are light years apart, and each are uncertain of the other’s feelings for them.

Disillusioned by the Hartner regime’s corruption, Mardi joins a plot to overthrow it. Hartner’s ouster will correct many wrongs, but if the coup fails, her fate is, at best, a summary execution.

Meanwhile, the alien Harn request Cam’s presence at a summit with the NorAm government. The Harn claim a warlike species called the Synnax will soon attack Earth. Humankind’s existence is at stake, but why have the Harn offered this warning and what do they want in return? And why do they insist Cam, and Mardi, attend the negotiations?

Mardi and Cam see a chance for reunion. Before that happens, they find themselves in the midst of a power struggle between the Harn, Hartner, and NorAm with the lives of millions, including their own, at risk.

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The Genesis Of My Next Sci-fi Novel

Just because I’m still rewriting Magellan’s Navigator doesn’t mean I’m not planning my next Sci-fi work.

First there comes the concept, the germ, the seed of an idea. Many book ideas surface in my head, but an idea takes a second  and writing a book takes months. So I must thin these seedling ideas, so the best can grow.

It all starts with what if?

What if the protagonist thinks they’re human, but they’re really an A.I., or maybe they are human, or something else entirely, like an alien. My reader will take this journey of self-discovery with my protagonist set against a little space opera and a little romance.

Think Blade Runner meshed with Old Man’s War.

Future blogs will discuss my own journey in first designing and plotting this book, and then writing it. There are many things to decide. Whose and how many points of views should I use? What events propel the plot? What is the “world” in which the story takes place?

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