The Brin Archives Book 1
by Jim Cronin Genre: Science Fiction
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His species became extinct decades before the aliens rescued and cloned him, but he still must do everything he can to save them all. Karm must travel back in time, create the most powerful financial empire ever seen on the planet Dyan’ta and assemble a team of experts who must be kept in the dark about his plans for fear of upsetting the timeline.
Dr. Jontar Rocker is an up and coming geneticist whose untested and controversial theories on cloning become the lynch pin in Karm’s schemes. Maripa, Karm’s petite and beautiful surrogate niece, personal secretary, and deadly bodyguard must learn to trust Karm despite his deceptions and secrets. Can the emerging love between Dr. Rocker and Maripa survive the demons and surprises of their own past, as well as Karm’s impenetrable air of mystery?
Karm and his companions must save the Brin. To do so, they must band together to overcome Brach, the ambitious and obsessed monarch. Determined to take control of Karm's vast industrial empire, Brach joins forces with his conniving brother Pareth, leader of The Faith an ultra-conservative religious order committed to stopping Dr. Rocker and his heretical efforts to develop cloning techniques. Nothing less than survival of their species is at stake.
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In this sequel to Hegira, the Brin are thriving on their new world, but will greed, prejudices, and old rivalries tear apart their grand civilization? Maliche Rocker, descendant of The Saviors, uncovers a terrible secret and must fight those in power, including members of his own family, to save thousands of innocents from the cruelty of his own people.
In this conclusion to The Brin Archives, Maliche Rocker must risk everything including his family’s reputation and even his life, to uncover the truth about the Skae. For over three hundred years the Brin have believed the Skae to be their benefactors, and the race that rescued them from extinction. But recent revelations by a group of young Kolbri, the offspring of Brin and Kolandi mating, tell a disturbingly different story.
Three Kolbri, including Maliche’s son Jontar, must use their unique abilities to telepathically connect with technology, and discover the truth about the Skae once and for all by undertaking a perilous journey through thousands of years in space and time, unravelling the history hidden from them by Skae. During this expedition, Jontar and his two companions must encounter the Gorvin, hated enemy of the Skae and supposed instigators of the current interstellar war.
What turned the Skae and Gorvin into mortal enemies? What is the true cause of the war responsible for the destruction of hundreds of worlds over thousands of years? Will Maliche and his small group find the truth and avert disaster both at home and across the galaxy? Can his wife, Ryma, hold the Brin government together long enough for Maliche to succeed? Only time will tell.
Jim Cronin is a retired middle school science teacher, currently working part-time as an educator/performer at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, raised in Arlington, Virginia and Denver, Colorado, he became an avid science nerd at the height of the space race of the 1960's. After thirty-five years teaching science in the middle school classroom, he decided to retire and explore new worlds of opportunities, including volunteering, bicycling, and writing. It is the writing experimentation which resulted in this novel.
Today, Jim Is an Educator Performer, or Edutainer if you prefer, at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The museum makes science fun and entertaining with an entire crew of performer/educators. Two years ago I was lucky enough for the museum to hire me, and pay me to come and play with kids and science.He lives in Colorado with his beautiful wife of thirty seven years. Together, they look forward to completely spoiling their new granddaughter.
Hello. My name is Jim Cronin. I am the author of four science fiction novels; a trilogy titled The Brin Archives which contains the books Hegira, Recusant, and Empyrean. Also a stand alone young adult scifi story titled Aeon Rises. I was asked to tell a little bit about myself so here goes.
I was born in Kansas City, Missouri, but soon moved to Arlington, Virginia where I lived until I was twelve years old. My family moved out to Denver, Colorado in 1966 where I have lived ever since. You can do the math if you want to see how old I am. I became a science teacher and spent thirty-five years behind the desk, mostly at the middle school level. I retired several years ago and began searching for something to occupy my time and two things developed. First, I started working part-time at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. A dream job for me because I still get to talk with kids about science, without all the paper grading and angry phone calls. And I get to become an astronaut on the surface of Mars to chat with folks about space! Yes, I wear a full spacesuit and walk around doing work in our Mars diorama as if I am really an astronaut on Mars! So much fun.
The second thing that happened is that my brother challenged me to write a book at the same time he was writing one. I took the bait and found that I actually had a lot of fun writing and making up characters and putting them in harms way, only to rescue them from certain doom at the last second. At least I try to save most of them. I guess I first considered myself a writer when a publishing company, Solstice Publishing, picked up my first book and wanted to help me develop it. I have been with them ever since. I even have a sort of mascot at my desk to help me out from time-to-time. Marvin the Martian. He was my mascot in my classrooms over the years, and Marvin even became my call sign as an astronaut at the museum. I have several Marvin items around my desk to help me think when I need it.
Otherwise, when I am not working or writing, I like to relax by reading, watching movies, going for walks or bike rides. I live close to some amazing hiking/biking trails and love to get out whenever I can.
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