Twins Jan and Jani discover the existence of alternate Earths in a most unusual way. The first exploring party from another alternity immediately recognize that the twins have a powerful but unrealized talent for creating apertures into alternate worlds, but the twins suddenly realize they can spot an aperture and the person who formed it at a considerable distance, a talent they didn‘t know they had. The explorers from the Pankan Empire on another Earth have never seen the like of the twins. They are determined ...
Twins Jan and Jani discover the existence of alternate Earths in a most unusual way. The first exploring party from another alternity immediately recognize that the twins have a powerful but unrealized talent for creating apertures into alternate worlds, but the twins suddenly realize they can spot an aperture and the person who formed it at a considerable distance, a talent they didn‘t know they had. The explorers from the Pankan Empire on another Earth have never seen the like of the twins. They are determined to not only subdue our Earth but to capture or kill the twins before they can develop their great ability to a point where they can help America and her allies resist the invasion. Within days, following one narrow escape after another, the Twins keep learning more and more about their abilities. They and their parents are helped by an old army buddy of Jan and Jani's father, Herb Friedman. To complicate matters, Friedman has a beautiful young daughter Jan is interested in. The Pankans recognize this and attempt to capture her in order to force the twins to work for them. Colleen Friedman is having none of it, though. She's been trained by her father in Karate and firearms, just as the twins have by their father. During the attempted kidnapping Jan and Colleen escape to a different alternity and there find some allies, the Europans, who will help Earth resist the Pankans because they are at war with them, too. Friedman calls on a Delta Force General for help in finding out how and why the Twins have such awesome talents for creating apertures to other worlds so that others of their kind can perhaps be found to help stave off a Pankan invasion of Earth. Time is not on their side, though, for the Pankans have a large number of aperture formers, called Apes by all alternities, while Earth has only three: Jan, Jani, and surprisingly, Friedman's daughter, Colleen. It is a situation where ultimate defeat seems inevitable but the Twins are just getting started. The Panks are becoming sorry they ever discovered our Earth until they find that the terrorism so rampant in our alternity suits their purposes perfectly, especially when they can use those terrorists who don't mind committing suicide. The Panks take terrorists back to their world then help them pop into our alternity armed with explosives all the way up to nuclear weapons. And besides the Pankans, General Bullock and the newly created Alternate Special Forces have to contend with a pacifist element in congress who block a declaration of war against Panka even after they assassinate our president. Only the Twins and Colleen may be able to stave off disaster until more American Apes can be discovered and trained, a far from easy task!
This first book is a prospective trilogy or series and includes the first two chapters of the next book, Apertures: Allies and Enemies.
Over the last several years, Darrell Bain has become one of the top best selling authors in the world in the realm of electronic publishing. Most of Bain’s books are also in print. He produces a monthly newsletter, discoursing on various subjects brought up by fans or by his own voracious reading habit, written in an informal, narrative style. It is available around the first of each month from his web site at darrellbain.com
Darrell is the author of more than two dozen books in many genres, running the gamut from humor to mystery and science fiction to non-fiction. For the last several years he has concentrated on science fiction and suspense/thrillers, with an occasional foray into humor and short stories. Some of his most memorable titles are The Sex Gates, Savage Survival, Alien Infection, The Melanin Apocalypse, Strange Valley, The Pet Plague trilogy and the Williard Brothers series.
Darrell served 13 years in the military and his two stints in Vietnam formed the basis for his first published novel, Medics Wild, and the sequels featuring the zany Williard brothers, where the latest book has brought them up to their present day exploits. Darrell has been writing off and on all his life but really got serious about it only after the advent of computers. He purchased his first one in 1989 and has been writing furiously ever since.
While Darrell was working as a lab manager at a hospital in Texas, he met his wife Betty. He trapped her under a mistletoe sprig and they were married a year later. Darrell and Betty operated a Christmas tree farm in East Texas for many years, which became the subject and backdrop for many of his humorous stories and books.
The Bain family consists of he and his wife Betty and their dachshunds, Tonto and Susie, along with Velcro the cat. They still live on the site of their Christmas tree farm, though it is no longer in business. Darrell is a full time writer now and Betty is retired. They spend most of their leisure time reading.
Mail to Darrell Bain can be addressed to him from his web site, darrellbain.com