Tau Ceti: The Immortality Conspiracy has been released, completing the absorbing saga of the Pitcairn colony that began with Tau Ceti: A Ship from Earth and continued with Tau Ceti: The New Colonists. If you haven’t already walked the streets of Grissom, roamed the corridors of the library ship Asimov, or met the men and women who have made Pitcairn a home far from Earth, now is the time to begin the journey. The price of the Kindle edition of each of the three volumes is now only $2.99 on Amazon.
Read the reviews on Amazon, and then get your copy at this new low price. Here’s a sample of quotes from the Amazon reviews:
Dianalope: “It will be enjoyed equally by Sci-Fi lovers and those who just enjoy a good story about people and human nature.”
Bookluver: “It's science fiction but not just for the sci-fi fans out there; it's a truly engaging, hard-to-put-down kinda book that I highly recommend for anyone who enjoys a good book.”
Donna M Lee: “Mixing science, romance, technical terms and family ties, I felt the book was exciting and captivating!”
John Cooley: “I had trouble putting my kindle down to do anything else, I was so engrossed in the story; I read it over a weekend.”
Donna H: “The story is engrossing, as the author keeps the reader interested with an unexpected and suspenseful plot.”
I mentioned previously that I entered "A Ship From Earth" in a writing contest from Writer's Digest magazine. Well, I didn't win, but I did get comments from a Judge of the 4th Annual Self-Published e-Book Awards:
Really gets the reader involved. The story is thoroughly thought out. I’m fascinated by the ideas of what this kind of colonial culture would be like. An interesting twist on the technology issue. I appreciate the parallels in the exploitation question with colonies throughout Earth history. A very well-developed line of thinking. This exploration of the planet is an interesting turn. This is all intriguing, and I appreciate all the ideas in the book, but it doesn’t really present a classic story arc. Still, I appreciate the smooth flow of your language. Your writing style is clear and crafted.
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By the late twenty-first century, there were thousands of known planets in the galaxy, many of them nearby and often in promising orbits. Telescopes couldn’t do more than tell scientists that a planet could have liquid water and therefore could possibly support life. So, they sent the probes, tiny automated spacecraft powered by ion engines. These ships exhausted their fuel accelerating to speeds never before attained, zipped through their target star system, and used the star to whip them back on a course to Earth, sending their data ahead of them. In the space of a few decades, Earth learned about three planets around three nearby stars, all of which harbored primitive life.
With no sentient life of their own, these were planets ripe for the taking, so the colony ships followed the probes. They were huge ships, driven to near-light speed by the new Stenhouse drive, each carrying more than a hundred colonists. The voyage to Alpha Centauri took a grueling five years, but Tau Ceti and Epsilon Eridani, each about twelve light years from Earth, were much harder on the colonists. By the start of the twentieth century, however, all three colonies were established.
Two hundred years later, the Epsilon Eridani and Alpha Centauri colonies struggled on planets that were marginally fit for mankind. The Tau Ceti colony fared better. Despite receiving new colonists and supplies only every twenty-years, it grew and even thrived, a quiet planet where a few thousand people could live in peace.
A new supply ship is coming to Tau Ceti. The colonists eagerly prepare for another rare contact with the mother world, but they have questions, too. This ship is different, and that difference will change their world in many ways. It all began with “A ship from Earth”.