3 Space craft, 240 colonists, 25 trillion miles and an unexpected discovery that changes everything.
Classic science fiction that will appeal to fans of Arthur C. Clarke. Astronomicon: The Beginning follows the human race's intrepid first steps into interstellar space, a colonisation mission to Proxima Centauri. The colossal distance and harsh environment are not all that stand between them and survival.
This first volume in the epic Astronomicon series is the story of their desperate adventures and the political machinations that are unfolding back on Earth, which threaten to end space exploration permanently. With established colonies on Mars and a thriving mining community around Jupiter, will everyone want to come home?
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About the Author
I was born in Stratford-upon-Avon (UK) in the early 70s. That’s the same town in which the great William Shakespeare was born, so maybe that bodes well? Due to my parents’ careers I grew up in a variety of places around Worcestershire, completing my school education in Worcester itself. University took me to Cardiff, Wales, to study Computer Science. I’ve lived in Cardiff ever since, moving to several locations around the city. I’ve been married for well over a decade now, with three children, one of which is now in secondary school. I feel old! I’ve been writing creatively ever since school, writing my first (and now long lost) first book in my late teens. Although my career path has never followed anything remotely like a literary theme, I’ve been writing as a hobby continuously. My career path has been rooted in computers and related technology, from programming fruit machines to working as a web developer. So far that has all proved to be useful life experience for writing fiction. Now that e-books have truly hit the mainstream, and continue to grow in popularity, and printed books continue to decline, I felt I had reached the best possible point to get my act together and get the long-planned Astronomicon books written and published. After all, a book (or series of books) does not really count for much if people can’t find out about it and read it.