Friday, February 26, 2010

For The SciFi Fans: Containment, a just published novel

A little why ago I got a note in my in my inbox - my friend Christian had just officially published his first science fiction novel. Me, I consider that a pretty remarkable feat. Heck, I can't seem to find time to keep my inbox from overflowing, much less find the time to write a novel.

You can purchase an electronic version of book for $0.99 cents from Amazon, or read it for free on his website.

Here's the blurb of the book:

Containment

As the Earth's ability to support human life begins to diminish at an alarming rate, the Global Space Agency is formed with a single mandate: protect humanity from extinction by colonizing the solar system as quickly as possible. Venus, being almost the same mass as Earth, is chosen over Mars as humanity's first permanent steppingstone into the universe.

Arik Ockley is part of the first generation to be born and raised off-Earth. After a puzzling accident, Arik wakes up to find that his wife is almost three months pregnant. Since the colony's environmental systems cannot safely support any increases in population, Arik immediately resumes his work on AP, or artificial photosynthesis, in order to save the life of his unborn child.

Arik's new and frantic research uncovers startling truths about the planet, and about the distorted reality the founders of the colony have constructed for Arik's entire generation. Everything Arik has ever known is called into question, and he must figure out the right path for himself, his wife, and his unborn daughter.

Sounds like the real deal to me.

I know Christian from the programming universe and would razz him about when he was finally going to put his English degree to good use. Apparently he did.

Congrats Christian on the book! I wonder if I can use it as the reason I need to buy a Kindle?

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