Volume III of the Earthbound Series
- Science Fiction
- 80848 Words
- Ages 16 and up
The EARTHBOUND Series is a set of five original, character driven novels in a science fiction setting, featuring an ordinary hero with everyday problems: He has a boss, a job that's a grind, a wife who doesn't understand him (but wants him home for dinner) and a high-maintenance girlfriend on the side. He just happens to hail from another world...
Planet Floran was founded 200 years in Earth's future, but simultaneously 5,000 years in her past. 200 years from now the starship Floran embarks on a mission to explore the nearby Beta Centuri star system, a mere 4 light-years distant. As the result of a warp-drive accident, the Floran falls into a black hole and emerges 200 light-years from Earth and 5,000 years in the past. Locating a planet capable of sustaining human life, the ship's crew founds a colony and names the planet after their starship.
In 5,000 years that colony has grown into a civilization of billions, inhabiting a dozen planets. Nonetheless, they require fresh DNA from Earth to keep the plants that supply their food and fiber healthy. To that end, they send an elite team of specially-trained exo-agents who covertly walk the surface of Earth, collecting samples and sending them to the home planet. Nykkyo Kyhana, under the Earth identity of Nick Kane is one such agent.
Planetbound [volume III] synopsis:
Nykkyo proposes marriage to Sukiko and she accepts. Her due date approaches. Meanwhile, Nyk's vindictive ex-wife Senta informs homeworld authorities of his involvement with an Earth woman -- something expressly forbidden. Nyk is confined to his planet -- planetbound -- and forbidden forever from having contact with Suki. As he tries to vindicate himself, a document surfaces -- family records from the founding days of his world. This document proves his rightful place on Earth as Sukiko's husband and the stepfather of her child.
However, the same document reveals that Suki has less than a year to live. Can he save the life of the woman he loves? To do so -- would he risk changing the future and perhaps his own existence?
In this powerful conclusion to the Earthbound Trilogy, Nyk tests the power of his love against Death itself. [more]
Keywords: Science Fiction, Romance, Time Travel, Speculative Fiction