of light-years into the Great Wall floats a ringed world known as
N'ayu, its diminutive red sun lying at the mercy
of a collapsed black hole whose fiery double-helix
spews out a furious release of "time" as well as light. Yet sentient life has somehow thrived, emerging beyond
its aquatic origins to establish a nomadic society of
humanoid warriors who lead lives of integrity and simplicitythe
High Forest People known as the Mateek.
Yet there are those who
would seek their time beneath the twin dark suns at
the expense of those who have adapted. First to arrive were the Wai'min, an empathic human race of stellar origins who came
to embrace the ways of the indigenous Mateek. Then came the Children of Orion, crew and settlers who escaped a doomed colony ship; who will relegate the once proud Mateek and Wai'min societies
to that of a scorned subculture. And walking a path between all are the T'nahyees, spirit-like personages spawned in the fires of the Twins Aboveoccasional meddlers, sometimes saviors, from generations past or possible futures yet to be.
The Twins Above, Book I, was originally self-published in 2001 under the title Children of Orion Book I. Then came 911 and its tragic aftermath here in New York City. I was so bummed out about the violence and needless death that was mirrored in my writing that I put everything aside for ten years, a body of work that included this trilogy. Also shelved was the first book of the Mist Maiden Series as well as a charming novella & screenplay about a young girl's search for her missing father on a far off planet named Fox'ul IV.
Now I've come to a realization that in spite of what befalls a few of my characters, my message is one of peace and bountiful encouragement of those individuals who dare live up to their dreams
Click on any of the title links to read excerpt introduction of leading characters