Once upon a time I thought I wanted to be a biomedical engineer, but experimenting on lab rats doesn't always lead to happy endings. Now I blend my nerdy infatuation of science with character-driven stories. When I'm not writing, I'll be in the garden or the kitchen, exploring Alaska with my husband, or preparing for the zombie apocalypse. I also love wine and hard apple cider, am mediocre at crochet, and have the cutest 12-pound bunny named Abigail.
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Eternity, Inc. owns a virus that allows humans to live up to 800 years–their physical bodies age only one year for every ten years of life. Miki Yokoyama leads a rebel organization known as the Agers. Her goal is to create a counter agent to reintroduce “natural” death, no matter the cost. When Eternity learns of the Ager plan, they send their best agents to infiltrate Miki’s organization and to sabotage any efforts to distribute a counter-virus.
Rohin Chawla and Miki were science partners and passionate lovers when they originally discovered the Eternity virus in Antarctica two hundred years ago. But they separated as enemies. When they meet again, Rohin realizes he must rally his resources to stop the Ager virus or risk the only viable future he sees.
But no one can foresee the extent human treachery will go when there are astronomical profits and world-wide political power at stake. Will Rohin and Miki combine forces against a greater evil, or fight each other over prolonged life or natural death? Their decision will determine who survives—and, ultimately, the outcome of humanity's future.
In a post-apocalyptic world full of war, inequality, and corruption, one young man may have the power to change everything.
In the year 2033, what began as a breakthrough in understanding the human genome became the end of civilization. Decades later, Eibmoz Corporation establishes Habitats in low radiation zones in an attempt to revive society, installing a totalitarian regime in the process. But the Corporation only allows the pure—those unaffected by mutation—inside. Everyone else must join one of the warring factions in the decaying wastelands outside the Habitat’s walls.
When the Corporation launches a new augmented soldier program, sabotage by an unknown enemy destroys the experiment and delivers the one surviving specimen—a young man—into the Decay. Without any memory of his origins, identity, or purpose, the struggle of drone No. 1613 begins. Caught in the middle of the Decay’s volatile geopolitical landscape and perplexed by his surfacing abilities, he must embark across treacherous territory, where his search for answers may endanger everything he holds dear.
Praise for Primary Anomaly
The pacing is outstanding, the story is filled with effective action, and the author’s description and world-building is commendable. Post-apocalyptic fiction fans will find this an intriguing start to what could be an excellent series.
Primary Anomaly is a sci-fi blend of military and social commentary wound into the form of a fable that holds messages and meaning not only for mankind which possibly teeters on its last legs, but for readers interested in the price of survival and the ultimate meaning of remaining human in the aftermath of a catastrophically changed society.
—D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
Primary Anomaly serves as a strong introduction to the world of Fables of Nevertime, with interesting world-building, character-driven action, and secrets left to discover.
Primary Anomaly is an exciting story with a great science fiction setting and well-written characters.
—Scott Cahan, Readers' Favorite
Michael is the smartest of the Fosselite children, trusted to help in his father’s lab. The unconscious green people in there are not human; they are cannibals and must never be allowed to wake up. Although Michael doesn't like clearing the bodies when Father is done, he's determined to be a good boy.
Then Tula arrives.
She has green skin like the other cannibals, but she doesn't try to bite Michael. In fact, she's the kindest person Michael's ever met. Even Father seems to like her and doesn't strap her down with the others. Michael is delighted to make a new friend.
But when Father changes his mind, Michael realizes his obedience has been based on lies.
With Tula about to be reaped, Michael is forced to choose between a lifetime of obedience to family and his own new moral compass. The end result will impact a lot more than just his life inside the Fosselite mountain.
It will change the future of humanity.
This novella is part of the Botanicaust series--tales of humanity grappling for survival in a world decimated by genetic manipulation and coming to terms with what it really means to be human. Although it can stand alone, this novella is best read after reading book one in the series BOTANICAUST.
“Good Omens . . . is something like what would have happened if Thomas Pynchon, Tom Robbins and Don DeLillo had collaborated. Lots of literary inventiveness in the plotting and chunks of very good writing and characterization. It’s a wow. It would make one hell of a movie. Or a heavenly one. Take your pick.”—Washington Post
According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.
So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.
And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .