The conclusion to a medical crisis on Earth in a trilogy that introduces a new universe of adventures. Specialists from spaceship Chiron are working with alien scientists while furtively aiding a secret science society on the planet. However, that shortcut to solving Earth’s problem could endanger their relationship with planetary officials. Meanwhile, Chiron deals with aliens on nearby planets to gain more information and goodwill as they solve some of the neighbourhood’s problems. Armed with new information, they meet back at their new home base, but soon find their relationship with the planet’s government strained. Desperate to gain back the trust and aid of the innovative aliens, the crew of Chiron find themselves involved in interplanetary conflict as they strive to produce a vaccine to send home to Earth.
My fiction writing brings together years of science studies, work in heath care, and training and assistant teaching as a black belt in karate. After reading stacks of science fiction in my youth, I was inspired by space adventures such as Star Trek and medical thrillers by Dr. Robin Cook. Before publishing Earth and Beyond, I had articles on art and science fiction published in print and on-line magazines and served as editor for a newsletter/magazine for several years. Selling fantasy art and approved paintings and products related to the Canadian Musical Ride prepared me for doing some graphic design for fellow visual artists and for my own novel cover and ads.
In my town in New Brunswick, Canada, I run a writing group, am a literacy volunteer at school, and enjoys gardening, creative cooking, yoga, photography, kicking back to good movies and shows, and, of course, my family.
Though I won’t reveal it except in the novel, the mystery in this excerpt will soon be resolved! I’m excited to be bringing the mystery hands and other plot threads to conclusion as I continue book three. Book one started with a health crisis on Earth; I can’t wait to resolve that as prepare to pick up on threads I’ve dangled throughout the “opening trilogy” in future works. There is so much more to explore in the universe! Just as in real life, for every mystery that’s solved, many others pop out of the fabric of the universe, waiting to be explored.
Shoot for Earth: MedSci Missions 3
Hands hurriedly reached to the back of a closet in one of Chiron’s living suites. Long dexterous digits opened a thick, shielding box, and riffled through it. Lifted out were neatly hand-labelled, alphabetised selections saying “Ike Kendrick, Jasper Grass, Louiza de Souza, Medina Nazer, Richard Walsh, Troy D’Amour, and Unice Dunch.” In an awkward hurry, the collected bottles were bunch together, pressed against a soft sweater, and carried to the lavatory. One by one, they were dropped into the toilet. Tedious safety procedures were carried out before disintegration cycles disappeared each of them for good. The re-locked sample box was then collected and carried under the sweater into the docking bay. There, a small section of wall panel was removed. Quickly, the box was stashed between carbon support structures in the wall. The panel was replaced, then repair compound that was squeezed out slightly shakily by slender fingers ensured a seamless look would be achieved in only five minutes.
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