Broken Glass (Glass Complex Book 1)

Broken Glass (Glass Complex Book 1)

John Hindmarsh

John Hindmarsh

Steg de Coeur, his family murdered to further an armed takeover of Homeworld by the House of Aluta, flees to space just ahead of corporate mercenaries and warrants issued for his arrest for treason against the Empire. Adventures follow as his ability to link with computers develops, in emulation of the Acolytes who attend the mysterious Glass Complex of Homeworld. Steg purchases a commission in the Imperial Fleet where he aids in the capture of an alien space ship preying on Imperial shipping lanes. He is court-martialed on trumped-up charges and marooned on Hellfire, a desert planet controlled by the House of Aluta. Steg takes over the computer-based mining equipment and creates havoc, eventually escaping with Milnaret of Fain, a pleasure companion. Duels, deaths, enlistment in Imperial Special Forces, and exploration of ancient portals drives the tension. A deranged and very bitter rival for control of Homeworld attacks Steg with a blaster. Her attack severely injures him as he is about to step through a portal. He disappears and despite a major search by his fellow soldiers, he cannot be found.
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Shen Ark: Departure

Shen Ark: Departure

John Hindmarsh

John Hindmarsh

Dr. Joseph Krowe, a young scientist in London, develops a mind-bending drug—a pharmacological-chemical-nanite [PCN] mix—tests it on himself and almost dies. He tries to market PCN to a nightclub and disasters follow. Dr. Krowe barely survives. Meantime, his drug has initiated an accelerated evolutionary change in rats—New Rats. Their natural enemies—New Cats—also evolve, and a state of war exists between the two. Rats support Dr. Krowe, and he guides and influences them, as they continue to evolve. The drug also affects some humans. Freddie and his family befriend Sam, a young Rat who is a member of the Rat royal family, thus commencing a strong relationship between humans and Rats. Freddie—called Engineer by his friends—takes on responsibilities to aid the Rats’ plan to purchase a starship from alien refugees—the Shen. His task is to build the bubble warp drive which he designed; the drive, if successful, will allow the starship to travel at faster than light speeds. Engineer experiences violent attacks, love, deaths of family and friends, looming deadlines, and other challenges as he attempts to meet his commitments to support the Rats’ dream to travel in space. Rats are impatient to board their starship and depart Earth. Humans want the alien technology. Cats just want to kill Rats. Shen Ark: Departure is the beginning of a voyage that will follow Rats and a small group of humans as they attempt to achieve their dreams. ### About the Author John Hindmarsh writes Science Fiction, Fantasy and Thrillers, sometimes with crossover. His schedule for 2013 includes Mark One [Thriller], Shen Ark: Departure [SF] and Mark Two [Thriller]. Early 2014 will see the completion of Fracture Lines [book two of the Glass Complex Trilogy], a number of short stories, and more Thrillers and Science Fiction output. His books are published by Rexon Press, Inc. Until recently John lived in Bangkok, Thailand, where he worked as a software architect in banking. Over the last twenty years or so John worked as an independent software consultant in a number of countries - the list is long - and gained experiences which influence his stories. He has sailed and sea kayaked in a variety of seas and lakes, and those activities also have an influence on his writing. John now lives in the High Sierras, California with his wife Cathy, where he writes full time. John first started writing Science Fiction when he was about twelve years old, influenced by H. G. Wells and Jules Verne. When not writing [or reading] John enjoys hiking or skiing, depending on the season and snow level. He is an avid sailor and sea kayaker. When he has an opportunity, he also enjoys the challenge of landscape photography. See more details at http://www.JohnHindmarsh.com - join my mailing list.
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