What Role Will Genetic Engineering Play?
In book one of the Kindred Series, research geneticist, Lionel Adams and his old college roommate, Flip MacDougal combined to create a scientific breakthrough in the customary fashion of such breakthroughs — by accident. From that accident arose the Kindred: seven girls from Flip’s overly active social life, and twins, Alp and Mel, a product of a clandestine seduction by Flip’s spiritual guide, Madame Sarrah.
It soon becomes evident from the research being conducted on them at Bio Vita Tech that these are unique children with incredible survival skills and special abilities beyond anything previously seen in our species. But no one enjoys being treated as a research specimen, particularly not the children of the Kindred.
Mel and Alp develop a plan to rescue their sisters from Bio Vita Tech; a plan that goes horrendously wrong. But the twins are, if nothing else, innovative when it comes to their survival skills. Unfortunately, the Kindred find themselves in the world run by greed and a hunger for power — a world not welcoming to a new species of human being.
Seeds of a New Power is the second book in Orrin Jason Bradford’s Kindred series, science fiction technothrillers with a hint of romance. If you like Michael Crichton, Dean Koontz’s early fiction, and Hugh Howey, then you’ll love this series. It’s a character-driven, action-adventure story about an all-too-possible future where the highly volatile formula of genetic engineering coupled with corporate and personal greed threatens the course of human evolution and perhaps mankind's very existence.
Orrin Jason Bradford is actually visionary author, W. Bradford Swift, who chose to use a pen name for The Kindred Series to make it clear to his Young Adult fantasy readers that this book is of another breed entirely. Dr. Swift is a graduate of Clarion West in Seattle where he honed his skill and passion for writing fantasy and science fiction.
These two genres are forms of visionary fiction – fiction that first and foremost entertains while also enlightening and encouraging the reader to embrace greater possibilities in their own lives. Giving back to future generations of young adults and adults through visionary fiction and non-fiction is an integral part Swift’s legacy of a life on purpose. To learn more about additional books by the author go to: www.wbradfordswift.com