GRAND CLASSIC SCIENCE-FICTION SPACE ADVENTURE IN THE TRADITION OF ROBERT A. HEINLEIN
STRANDED AND SURROUNDED!
--First In Bryan Smith's Colonel Landry Space Adventure Series
It is the 25th Century. The space cruiser Beagle, under the command of Colonel Kendrick Landry, explores a planet ravaged by war millennia ago, now inhabited by hostile savage humanoids.
The Beagle is shot down and grounded by an ancient, mechanized planetary defense network created by an advanced civilization long pre-dating the humanoid savages. The humanoids abduct two women officers: the sexy and sultry Maya Terrazone and the bright but petulant Veronica Winters.
Colonel Landry leads a rescue party to find and bring back the two women with the help of Veronica's pet telepathic alien tiger Jones. But if the women still live and Landry rescues them, can his group survive another crossing of the desert terrain-teeming with the savage humanoids-to return to the Beagle?
The humanoids are going extinct because long-ago biological warfare killed all the females. Can the Beagle genetic scientists create females to distract the savage male humanoids and permit the crew to make repairs and escape?
But even if the Beagle crew makes repairs and regains orbit around the planet, then the ancient planetary defense network may fire upon them a second--and likely fatal--final time.
GOLDEN WRITING, MEMORABLE CHARACTERS
A lean and flowing prose style. A well-crafted plot. Well-developed characters. The beautiful and temperamental Veronica Winters.The supremely sexual and tough while yet sensitive Maya Terrazone. Colonel Kendrick Landry is a supremely focused, capable, and yet vulnerable man. Still haunted by a near-death event of many years ago. The reader is drawn deep under his skin, and views the distant world of "Sigma Theta III" from his perspective as he struggles desperately to save his crew and himself from becoming hopelessly marooned and dying on the planet.
The novel creates a stark vision of determined men and women fighting for survival against overwhelming odds.
A RENAISSANCE OF SPACE OPERA
Feral Planet harkens back to Science Fiction's Golden Age of such distinguished writers as Robert A. Heinlein, Poul Anderson, and H. Beam Piper. Yet the novel achieves its own fresh modern originality.
Good Sci-Fi "Space Opera" has become a rarity today. But for lovers of the genre Feral Planet marks a fresh new resurgence of an old favorite. The novel is compelling modern Sci-Fi Space Opera at its best.
Feral Planet will be a welcome relief for readers tired out of the contemporary vogue clichés of vampires, werewolves, dragons and princesses, galactic empires, and "star wars."
FIRST OF A SERIES
Feral Planet is the first in the Colonel Landry Space Adventure Series. Four other novels in the series are scheduled for release:
--Dome of Slavery
--In Search of Kronos
--Amira: Warrior Queen Of Crucida
About the Author
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
G. (Gerald) Bryan Smith is a Northern California attorney.
Bryan Smith was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from Georgia State University in 1979 (BA, Journalism). He attended Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University (Juris Doctorate, 1986) in Macon, Georgia; and later Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco (L.L.M., Master of Laws, 1996). He is an active member of the State Bar of California.
After stints as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) in the U.S. Air Force, and association with private law firms in California, Mr. Smith started his own law office in 1999. He has since worked as a solo practitioner attorney specializing in general civil litigation with emphasis on family law, estate planning, probate, and bankruptcy (website www.bryansmithatty.com).
From a teenager Mr. Smith has been an avid fan of science-fiction literature and film. His favorite science-fiction writers, in alphabetical surname order, are the grand masters Poul Anderson, James Blish, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, Robert A. Heinlein, Richard Matheson, H. Beam Piper, Frank M. Robinson, and Clifford D. Simak. Mr. Smith was a regular childhood fan of the original "Star Trek" and "Outer Limits" television series.
Feral Planet is the first and the "flagship" in the Colonel Kendrick Landry Space Adventure Series. Other novels featuring Colonel Landry will be released in the near future:
--Dome Of Slavery
--In Search Of Kronos
--Amira: Warrior Queen Of Crucida
Mr. Smith is dedicated to revitalizing the classic science-fiction of the genre's so-called "Golden Age" featuring the original Star Trek and the works of science-fiction literary masters including Robert Heinlein and Poul Anderson. Hopefully, the Colonel Landry Space Adventure Series is a good step in that direction.
Mr. Smith is interested in receiving candid input from his readers. Feel free to leave comments at his Website (www.phoenixepress.net)