The Rylerran Gateway [NOOK Book]

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It is the year 2816 CE - the 500th anniversary of FTL space travel.

The Consortium established the first of fourteen Inhabs nearly half a millennium ago. Now Andakar has attained a unique status. Its wealth is catching up with Earth's and they want equal partnership. A growing independence movement teeters on a knife-edge and will bring terrible hardship if it's not ...
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The Rylerran Gateway

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Overview


It is the year 2816 CE - the 500th anniversary of FTL space travel.

The Consortium established the first of fourteen Inhabs nearly half a millennium ago. Now Andakar has attained a unique status. Its wealth is catching up with Earth's and they want equal partnership. A growing independence movement teeters on a knife-edge and will bring terrible hardship if it's not carefully executed.

Rylerra, Andakar's sister planet, is also unique. After crash landing in one of its isolated glacial valleys, Lieutenant Commander Darreth James-Po and his boyfriend Dr. Naylon Ress take refuge in a cavern. Within it is a mysterious inter-dimensional gateway. Crossing it, they find themselves in an alternate universe where the Consortium never rose to power. Without warning, they're confronted by a ruthless Terran military and are caught up in their war with an alien species.

Darreth and Naylon must find a way back to our universe or they'll be lost forever. Andakar's bold gamble of independence is questionable at best. On both sides of the gateway the powers that be will make sure no one gets what they want without a fight.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148871125
  • Publisher: Mark Ian Kendrick
  • Publication date: 12/11/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 426
  • Sales rank: 928,545
  • File size: 508 KB

Meet the Author

Mark Kendrick is the author of more than half a dozen novels. He lives in Chicago with his husband and a cute Westie.
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  • Posted November 3, 2008

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    Mark Ian Kendrick's ambitious science fiction epic, split into three sections in a single volume, involves two men who fall in love before embarking on an inter-dimensional adventure. Of the Consortium¿s fourteen inhabited planets, only Andakar approaches Earth in wealth and a desire for equality. <BR/><BR/> <BR/>After Lieutenant Commander Darreth James-Po and Dr. Naylon Ress, the two young lovers, crash land on another of the so-called "Inhab" planets, they accidentally discover a gateway to another dimension, almost like their own but with a different power struggle. Here, the human race wars with an alien race. Instead of the Consortium, a military force rules. <BR/><BR/><BR/>Kendrick uses his interests in science and language to enrich his world-building with interesting technology and terminology. The glossary in the back of the book explains all of that in brief phrases, and also lists the various characters. I never needed to refer to that glossary, though, because it all becomes clear in context. The other-worldly language adds to an exciting, textured science fiction experience. <BR/><BR/><BR/>While Kendrick stays focused on entertaining his audience with battles and political intrigue, he also shows how easily people can justify injustice, such as discrimination and even slavery. The characters interact in believable yet often unexpected ways. <BR/><BR/><BR/>Ultimately, the romantic relationship between the men Darreth and Naylon provides the glue for the expansive narrative. Even though they only appear together in certain key parts of the novel, these two heroic men pull readers in and will keep them wanting to find out what happens next. <BR/><BR/><BR/>The Rylerran Gateway should entertain anyone who enjoys science fiction, and especially the many readers who share Kendrick's frustration with the odd lack of gay characters in science fiction. As he explains at his website, he wants to change what he and his partner see as the disappointing lack of gay people depicted in the genre they love.

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