Parasites, a YA science fiction exploration novel, is now available on the Amazon store in ebook and paperback format! Full disclosure – I’m still making some tweaks to the paperback format. The words are all there, but I’m not completely happy with how the format looks; Amazon’s self-publishing is a bit of a baptism of fire when it comes to physical printing. But it’s there!
Parasites is my first published novel; a sci-fi exploration set at the end of the universe, when suns are cooling, galaxies are starting to contract and the start of the ‘big crunch’ is looming. The people of a small, late-blooming world, Lyra, have discovered a way to traverse multiple universes through ‘thinnings’, setting up colony worlds where they can and mining resources where they can’t. But despite the best efforts of the Lyrans, despair is mounting as habitable worlds prove to be few and far between.
Alessia, a botanist-medic and Kael, a scientist-engineer, are two such explorers, desperately hunting for the resources that will keep their homeworld up and running. Stumbling across a clue in an abandoned city, they begin a hunt for a solution to Lyra’s problems and an answer to the much more personal question of Alessia’s missing father.