Francis W. Porretto was born in 1952. Things went steadily downhill from there.Fran is an engineer and fictioneer who lives on the east end of Long Island, New York. He's short, bald, homely, has bad acne and crooked teeth. His neighbors hold him personally responsible for the decline in local property values. His life is graced by one wife, two stepdaughters, two dogs, four cats, too many power tools to list, and an old ranch house furnished in Early Mesozoic style. His 12,000 volume (and growing) personal library is considered a major threat to the stability of the North American tectonic plate.Publishing industry professionals describe Fran's novels as "Unpublishable. Horrible, but unpublishable all the same." (They don't think much of his short stories, either.) He's thought of trying bribery, but isn't sure he can afford the $3.95.Fran's novels "Chosen One," "On Broken Wings," "Shadow Of A Sword," "The Sledgehammer Concerto," "Which Art In Hope," and "Freedom's Scion" are also available as paperbacks, through Amazon. Check the specific pages for those books for details.Volunteer for Fran's latest quixotic attempt to raise the quality bar for indie fiction, at "Worldwide Independent Fiction Writers Association:" wifwa.org.Wallow in his insane ranting on politics, culture, and faith at "Liberty's Torch:" bastionofliberty.blogspot.com/And of course, write to him, on whatever subject tickles your fancy, at email@example.com
Gaolerby Francis W. Porretto
By dint of her unprecedented genius, three centuries’ hard work, and many massive expenditures, polymath Althea Morelon, scion of the foremost family of Hope, has cracked the secret of superluminal travel. Her adventurer’s spirit has her eager to explore the space around Hope before heading off to Earth, the origin planet of Mankind, to discover what
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By dint of her unprecedented genius, three centuries’ hard work, and many massive expenditures, polymath Althea Morelon, scion of the foremost family of Hope, has cracked the secret of superluminal travel. Her adventurer’s spirit has her eager to explore the space around Hope before heading off to Earth, the origin planet of Mankind, to discover what has become of the cradle from which Hope’s denizens escaped more than fifteen hundred years before.
Althea isn’t just an adventurer. She’s a proper scientist: without preconceptions and humble before the data. She knows not to expect any particular thing. She’ll see what’s before her eyes and what her ship’s sensors record. When she’s returned home to Hope, she’ll report on what she’s seen. What she’s about to see is a species of cruelty and tyranny unknown to Earth-derived Mankind...and its perpetrators have it in mind to use her as their instrument for extending their reign across the reaches of interstellar space.
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The whole matter of cultural imperialism, who gets to tell who what to do, gets settled by a space explorer from Hope. It was good to see that in the future, there is hope.
Interesting storyline and a nice twisted ending.