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.
Sorry for the short excerpt. It's hot off the press as I ready for the final leg of the trip home after helping my Mom write condolences and donation for a cousin tragically taken too soon by cancer. Life is tenuous! I recently enjoyed a rock scramble at the top of volcano Baru in Boquete, Panama. There was genuine danger, but I felt confident in the guide who watched where we chose to place our feet. The scramble was an easy one, but if it went wrong, the consequences would have been dire. I chose to concentrate on the local footing and the distant peaks, and not linger on the sheer drop that at times was only a foot away. The line between living and not is immovable, and we hope to stay on the right side of it for as long as possible. As a writer I hope to use all the experiences on this side to enrich what my characters go through. Here Ramone is finding terrain on an alien world that is reminiscent of his homeland.
Shoot for Earth: MedSci Missions 3
In the jungle region of planet Fbar, Ramone Roberto took a breath and studied the boulders in front of him. Watching his footing ahead was vital. His eyes fell on the sheer drop off a few feet away, and he quickly focused on where he could safely place his boots instead. Fear would only bring shakiness and much greater risk of stumbling. The rocks ahead actually formed a nice little staircase with just enough room for one foot at a time if you chose the right path. Choosing the wrong path could go very wrong. But he wasn’t thinking about that.
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