By JD Lovil
We follow the great Worldship Praxis as it flies silently between the stars on its mission. Jack Sadow is captain of the ship. Effectively immortal, the Nanobots keep him young and strong, ready to face the centuries of the voyage.
Existence has a billion faces, each one an universe coexisting with our own.
In one such universe, disaster has struck the Earth. The near collapse of the Global Political and Financial structures came first. The eruption of a Super Volcano came next, with great damage to the Earth's environment. In the hardship that followed, some sought advantage, or perhaps revenge, in starting a short nuclear war. As if that wasn't enough, then the aliens invaded.
A hard existence will harden some people's resolve.A few Problem Solvers saw that the survival of Mankind depended in getting off of the planet. A group of them took humanity first into orbit, and then on to the stars.
We follow the great Worldship Praxis as it flies silently through the darkness between the stars on its mission. Jack Sadow is the Director, or captain of the ship. Effectively immortal, the Nanobots keep him young and strong, ready to face the centuries of the voyage.
Time and Lightyears change Humanity. Jack must contend with a changing world within the ship and with alien life outside the ship. Each decision he makes as best he can, and only time and lightyears will determine if he chose well.
From the Author
I have been strongly influenced by hard science fiction writers like Larry Niven and his 'Ringworld' and other 'Known Space' stories, and by the literary magic of Roger Zelazny in such books as 'Lord of Light', 'Creatures of Light and Darkness', and 'The Amber Chronicles'. I have also been strongly influenced by an extensive education in the Sciences. I had the need to write these stories and these books, and tried to explain the ways in which we might be able to achieve the capacities, such as faster than light travel, force fields and gravetic drives, or explain the possibility of exploring parallel worlds, and how our reality might already be a multi-world one. This particular book is all about our potential, our survival and what we might soon do. I had to write this book, the book demanded it. This was my first Science Fiction Novel, and once I had published, I saw several things I could have polished in it. It is not perfect, but it is alive. Writers must write, and so the book is written.