In the not too distant future, after the Wastes of 2066 to 2092, the population of Earth has been decimated by famine, disease and war.
Having lost almost the whole of humanity, a new will is in place to avert war and overpopulation.
Whilst some of the idealism doesn’t work, amazingly, the planet recovers rapidly from the ravages of pollution, overexploitation, and deforestation.
Whole destroyed cities, and even countries, are abandoned, and out of the rubble, new and promising growth emerges.
Two of the new population that have grown up in the dawn of New Earth, are Inca Jaeger, a brilliant and beautiful scientist, and Luke O’ Riain, an adventurer scientist, surgeon and vet.
With their planet now showing some signs of returning to her former beauty, preservation and restoration of species and ecosystems is prioritised.
The new heroes of the age are the scientists that can help bring this about.
They face danger, disease, and fearsome alien life in their calling, as well as adventure and discovery such as only the early pioneers on Earth might have known.
Lightspeed space travel is now a reality, and the restoration of not only the Earth’s species, but the safeguarding of the immense diversity of other off-planet species, has become an inter-galactic necessity.
It is inevitable that Inca and Luke meet, and are powerfully attracted to each other.
But they have seemingly impenetrable barriers of emotions preventing the growth of the meaningful relationships which they both in some way seek.
While on the surface, New Earth is becoming a success story, there are forces at work which threaten the planet and mankind, and indeed all life in the Universe.
The unscrupulous Resource Agglomerate, the Raggo’s, as they are nicknamed, are Planetary Raiders, who would plunder or destroy whole planets for massive financial gain.
But even their threat is minor compared to the rumoured, mythical Rickxl. A race of super intelligent, gifted beings who are obsessed with ‘ Hygrl’ or the Beauty of Death.
They are truly fearsome as they seek even their own deaths. Their unifying objective is to annihilate all known life, and to die nobly themselves as part of this grander objective.
Luke and Inca’s journeys through space, time, fear and love, are set against the backdrop of great adventure, great risk and a fearsome new Universe.
© Robert Charles Waldron 2018 All rights reserved.
Let me know your thoughts re the cover ( It is Luke and Inca on the planet Selesto- more about that in Book Two).
The first book will be out on Amazon and iBooks late April, and will also be available as an e-Book download on this website.
Thanks to Thelma Roos for design and Jeani Varty for so well interpreting my cover vision and creating a thing of beauty.
Robert C Waldron is a multiple-award winning scriptwriter and novelist. This is his third novel.