Sunday, October 18, 2009
BOTB Semifinalist - Sky Seeds, by Grayson Moran
Sky Seeds, by Grayson Moran
EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT THE HISTORY OF LIFE ON EARTH IS WRONG
And the only one who knows the true story is a teenaged Mexican streetpunk who deals dope, smuggles wetbacks, and breeds gamecocks in Tijuana. But he wishes he didn’t know.
Ben has a hard time coming to grips with his long absent Papá showing up…and being an alien from hyperspace out to rebuild the infrastructure of the planet that his people built in the first place-- while they were creating human beings. Earth will be a strategic base for some vague powerplay and he wants Ben to run it for him.
After he gets through Yale and private classes in The Sky, a non-existent, hyper-projection where his father’s people--who think of themselves as the the only human race--now live. In the timeless, immaterial realm of the Sky, with its “Tubes” that transport people instantly from planet to planet, Ben is learning languages, arcane technology, and martial arts based on transporting people around as if by sorcery.
Which he and his old street gang use resume their smuggling and crimes on a universal scale. Which only brings him to the attention of the poorly-understood government of “The Race”, to whom his father is an outlaw.
Ben is quickly trapped into making decisions that weigh loyalties to his blood, his friends, his people, and his planet against his own needs and desires.
Civil engineer turned security consultant, smuggler, grave robber, and investigator, Grayson Moran brings a unique perspective to his work.
A hard-core SciFi fan who claims not to have read any fiction outside the genre, Moran nevertheless takes a highly social, cultural, individual approach to writing. SKY SEEDS is his first attempt to write for young people, who he sees as the purist audience for SF/F.
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