It’s always a mistake to ask what else can go wrong. The second novel in the epic Gingezel sci-fi series explores the reactions of the main characters as things go from bad to worse, and their growth to meet the challenges.
Dr. Mitra Kael, Power Systems Engineer, vowed she would never return to the mining planet Drezvir. She is en route to face the consequences of the accident with her reactor. Dr. Durstin Fallor, Chief Power Engineer on the planet, is facing those consequences in a much more real way. He is struggling to keep the colony alive in a red blizzard.
With Mitra’s abrupt departure from her idyllic vacation on the pleasure planet Gingezel she does not manage to get hold of her lover Dreen. This leaves Dreen frantic to find Mitra but he has other problems. His hackers are losing their battle. His VP of Marketing is in for emergency surgery requiring Dreen to return up to H.O. on Tranus. Just as he’s about to leave, musician friend Bojo reveals the truth of his disfiguring ‘accident’ and asks for dangerous help seeking revenge.
Joran desperately wants to help his best friend Dreen and to find Mitra. Unfortunately those aren’t the same thing. He has come out of hiding and reclaimed his position as one of the galaxy’s top pop stars with a poignant love song to Mitra. Still mentally fragile and fighting his drug addiction, no one, including Joran, knows what he will do.
The link between all of these events and characters is Chett Linderson, Nemizcan’s VP of Field Operations. Unfolding events force Chett into a decision. Will he go after his dreams, or tear them up and play the hero?
About the Author
I am sharing this author page with my husband and co-author Donald S. Hall.
Co-authors Judi Suni Hall, PhD. and Donald S. Hall, PhD. have shared their lives and careers since marrying as undergrads.They both did PhD’s in theoretical physics, then moved into industry and worked at AECL, Canada’s nuclear research lab.
Judi’s PhD. is in theoretical nuclear physics, the kind of modeling used to do stellar interiors. Judi started out designing safety systems for Candu reactors. She shifted to industrial risk analysis, ending up Technical Manager of AECL’s RARE (Risk and Reliability Evaluation) Consultancy. In that capacity she worked with a number of industries, including the Canadian Space Agency at the time when the Canadian involvement in International Space Station was first being defined. That lead to the permanent love of the idea of humanity spreading into space.
Don’s PhD. is in theoretical physics modeling liquids. Don started out doing research in the design of self-powered neutron detectors, then moved to tomography, and finally Artificial Intelligence. In that role he had the opportunity to work with some of Canada’s leading experts in Artificial Intelligence.
En-route to represent Canada at a NASA conference Judi caught a severe virus that changed both of their lives. She shared the infection and the next 10 years were a write off as they struggled to rebuild their lives.
Don now runs Apps & More Software Design. It has recently expanded into psychiatric testing on the iPad and iPhone in collaboration with a Johns Hopkins trained psychiatrist. He also has the caregiver role since Judi spends almost half of her time in bed unable to even read.
In addition to writing science fiction, Judi and Don are internationally published haiga poets.
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