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Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

The end is coming - Enemy of Man (Chronicles of Kin Roland #1) by Scott Moon

Earth Fleet never forgave Kin Roland’s failure at Hellsbreach. Changed by captivity and torture, hunted by the Reapers of Hellsbreach and wanted by the Fleet, Kin hides on a lost planet near an unstable wormhole.


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Earth Fleet never forgave Kin Roland’s failure at Hellsbreach. Changed by captivity and torture, hunted by the Reapers of Hellsbreach and wanted by the Fleet, Kin hides on a lost planet near an unstable wormhole.

When a distant space battle propels a ravaged Earth Fleet Armada through the same wormhole, a Reaper follows, hunting for the man who burned his home world. Kin fights to save a mysterious native of Crashdown from the Reaper and learns there are worse things in the galaxy than those hunting him. The end is coming and he is about to pay for a sin that will change the galaxy forever.

GUEST POST
Why to read /or write SF 

A long time ago, in our very own galaxy, I started reading and watching science fiction for the pure entertainment value of the characters and stories. This was during the fantastic Age of Pong, and a little bit later, Space Invaders. The internet was science fiction and Captain Kirk and his crew carried flip phones. What I am trying to say here is that a person had to work to be entertained. 

You have to be pretty darn bored to build a gravel and mud dam in the gutter and run straws through it to let excess water pressure to escape. I made swords out of sticks and piles of dirt were mountains, castles, and army forts. I never liked being bored. Reading and day dreaming were a God send. Later, I learned there was also a thing called nonfiction that conveyed useful information. 

I started reading in earnest when my dad paid me a dollar a book, and began with all of the Black Stallion series by Walter Farley. That lasted for a few months. Once the habit was formed I started reading a lot of science fiction and fantasy. 

So to answer the question, why read or write science fiction, I write in the genre because that is what I like to read. I read the genre because there are so many types of futuristic stories. It is always changing and fresh. Some are light-hearted fun. Others are full of hard facts and well thought out ideas that will probably become reality some day. Right now I am wearing a Fit Bit that tracks my heart rate and estimates calories needed for the day. My lap top is reaching out to touch the WiFi connection of the restaurant I sit in and my phone is alerting me to social media messages. 

Times have changed since the Age of Pong. I don’t think any of this could have happened without imagination and creative speculation.
About the author:
Scott Moon loves audio books, especially the works of George R.R. Martin, Stephen King, Patrick O'Brian, John Ringo, David Weber, and Michael Connelly. 

He has been writing fantasy, science fiction, and urban fantasy thrillers for over thirty years. His professional background is law enforcement, including various tactical and investigative units. In 2005, he was part of a task force that arrested a serial killer who had been at large for over three decades.


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