Day 13 of #scrypthalloween looks at my novel GENETIC MORSELS. The cover art by @dpipito resembles a chalk board littered with scientific notes. This is a theme that will continue through the trilogy in different ways. The novel was originally going to be a wrap up of any loose ends I’d created in the previous books, but at this point there weren’t any, so I introduced a new main cast and added substance and a political theme…
official description: Twenty five years have passed since a war with artificial intelligence has forever changed the course of humanity. Belief in the first world leader has been gained by the majority, but there are a few who can see past the media bias. As President Jason Black’s scheme unravels, the next step in human evolution begins. A passing of the torch to a newer generation of unexpected heroes occurs as they mount a resistance into the political fray. Led by Zoe Omandi the team is guided into dealing with not only their conflicting personalities, but also their extraordinary abilities. Real world physics makes this more than just a story of superheroes and villains. It is a story about survival and persistance. Can the heroes overcome the odds and unravel the truth before it is too late?
– available in print or digital at lulu.com and Amazon as well as part of the Beyond Human trilogy at Barnes and Noble.
Although the book is not yet available (it is scheduled to be released in early 2015), GENETIC MORSELS is already gaining popularity. So what’s the deal with this next novel?
Imagine if the evolutionary process took a sudden leap forward today. Suddenly people developed abilities of the like that you’d only see in comic books. The difference is that comic books aren’t real. When physics of the real world applies, these “powers” can become deadly to not only the user but those around them.
It is a tale of tragedy and struggle to find one’s self. It is a tale of corrupt government and the few who can stand against it. It is a tale of what it means to be a family. Obviously there isn’t much that can be discussed at this point, other than the rights that currently exist. This stand alone book brings back familiar characters from my previous entries, but in their latter years. Zoe Omandi, the African girl who was possessed by an angel at the age of eleven, is now an adult in her thirties. Cain Lightcap, the son of Gordon and Moira, has a rare blood type that puzzles even modern biologists. Jason Black is now President of the World. Richard Biggs has dropped his codename “Hawk” and his seat in the senate to reform his former black ops team. And those are just the tip of the iceberg.
The new characters coming in will cover all sorts of ground and be introduced to an eventual trilogy that will have them facing off against even greater threats than what the “homo-evolutis” will bring.
My question to you is this… If you had the choice to pick one super powered ability. What would it be and why?