Monday, January 4, 2016

NEW SIQDOR by Stephen J. Carter

by Stephen J. Carter

The environmental stilling on the planet of Nebura escalates, threatening to advance even beyond the world-girding storm ring. Meanwhile, Levrok's plan to arm a resurgent Siqdori Empire with a tulvar arsenal nears completion, and his departure off-world is imminent. Two survivors' groups join forces as events spiral out of control.

"NEW SIQDOR" is the 2nd book in the “Zero Point Light” SF series, and delivers a thrill ride of untold mayhem, hair-raising escapes, space colonization gone awry, and a descent to the ocean floor and beyond!

Franklin stood directly beneath the object, studying it with intense interest. “Did they get something from the lab?” he asked Carmen.

She nodded. “It looked that way.”

Franklin suddenly turned and headed off towards the lab. The others followed. Entering the room quickly, Franklin walked over to what looked like a dumb-waiter, a two-foot square elevator hatchway set into the wall. He activated the icon beneath it, and the hatch slid up. Inside was the top of a round tunnel opening, covered over by a heavy titanium lid.

“What is it?” Turok asked.

“A depth-storage shaft,” Franklin said.

“They got something from there?”

“I suspect so. There’s nothing else in here they could use.”

“What’s down there?” Carmen asked.

“Neutrobarbitol crystals in a regrav canister.”

“And that would be?”

Franklin was shaking his head, and glanced at the door as if he could see the small globe outside. “They must be building an army of those spheres, those tulvars.”

“The globe outside is a tulvar?” Carmen asked.

He strode towards the door. “On time delay, apparently,” he called back. “I suggest we leave, the sooner the better.”

The door opened and Thomas stuck his head in. “This thing out here … it’s getting bigger.”

They walked quickly to the door and looked up. The tulvar had expanded to a diameter of four feet.

Turok turned to them, mentally shutting out the sphere. “Mick and the others,” he said. “If we’re leaving, someone has to warn them.”

“I’ll do it,” Carmen said. “He’s expecting our call.”

A low humming noise pushed past them; a clear sensation of déjà vu washed through all five of them.

“Did the rest of you feel that?” Franklin asked.

The others nodded.

“It’s started,” he said. “Let’s hurry.”

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Stephen J Carter is a Canadian writer living in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He completed a PhD in Social and Political Thought at York University in Toronto in 1997. This led to an 8-year period of teaching at universities in South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. In 2006 he settled in northern Thailand, and began writing fiction full-time in 2007.

In his early years he made several short-term forays into film and video production while involved full-time in academia. Along the way he tried his hand at writing non-fiction in and out of academia, and 8 years ago finally committed full-time to writing fiction.

For Stephen there is something about this northern Thai city that makes it a perfect place to write. His preferred genres to date have been horror and science fiction. On the one hand, he sets his horror novels in Thailand because Thais have such vivid customs that touch the supernatural. On the other hand, disheartened by the cultural Marxism that dominates social discourse now in the West, he feels drawn to writing science fiction for the rational optimism over possible futures it affords. Approaching SF formerly as pure escapism, he finds in it now a source of hope and forward thinking that can be very inspiring.

Stephen looks forward to writing several more novels in his two current series, Zero Point Light and Z Inferno.

Find him online:

-Twitter @stephenscifi

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  1. What is your proudest accomplishment?

    1. I'm most proud of finishing my first novel, called The Stilling. I entirely re-wrote it & it appears under a new title in the Zero Point Light series.

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    1. Hi Becky, my favorite genre is SF, with zombie Horror a close 2nd, and Historical comes in at number 3!

  3. Thanks to kitnkabookle for hosting my book at your site!

  4. I send a warm welcome out to visitors to the site. Have a great 2016!

  5. Thank you so much for the chance to win and happy new year:)

  6. Thank you so much for sharing a different excerpt each day! I really appreciate it!

  7. I really enjoyed the excerpt! This sounds like a terrific book, thank you for sharing!