Saturday, March 7, 2015

An epic voyage into an uncharted genre


Remember these iconic words from Star Trek? "Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before." According to Wikipedia, in the Star Trek 'verse, this is known as The Captain's Oath.
 
Well, be forewarned. I've raised my right hand and taken a similar author's oath! My science fiction book, G-1, is out now from Kindle Scout. This is epic for me as I venture into the realm of science fiction writing as Rigel Carson. I hope you’ll come along for the voyage of the Guardian of Earth series.



[Yes, G-2 and G-3 are already written. If Kindle Scout shows little interest in acquiring them, you can bet they will come out through Muddle House Publishing!]

Some Insider Scoop:

G-1 incorporates a few of my favorite things, including an island off the Georgia coast, water research, robots, conspiracy theories, pop singers, think thanks, really bad guys, a twist on media coverage, and a surprise ending.

Here’s the book blurb:

It’s 2065 and Earth is beset by locusts, plagues, and earthquakes. Tensions escalate as food and water shortages destabilize governments. A secret society poised for world domination hunts for the keystone, an object of great power. The Chameleons have already murdered in their quest to acquire the keystone, and now they believe brilliant and reclusive scientist Zeke Landry has it.

Zeke’s Institute bosses want answers ASAP on the water crisis, so they supply Zeke with a souped-up robot named Forman. Zeke knows water can’t disappear, but the data suggest that improbability. When Zeke’s uncle drops off the grid, Zeke and Forman suspend the water analyses to find the missing man. A routing snafu sends Zeke’s travel pod into the clutches of his enemies.

If Zeke doesn’t rise to the challenge and assume his late father’s mantle as Guardian, chaos will reign. The clock is ticking, for Zeke and the world...


G-1, Book 1 in the Guardian of Earth series, is out in Kindle format only right now, though the print version will be released later this year from Muddle House. Here’s the ebook buy link from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/G-1-Guardian-Earth-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00QXUN5ZS/

Thanks for being a friend … and a fan!

Maggie Toussaint

Writing science fiction as Rigel Carson

12 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to these, Maggie. They sound great!

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    1. Thanks, Barbara. This series is a fun way to think about what our future might look like. I hope you enjoy the book!

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    1. Hi Mona, This book grew out of a desire to use my science education and experience, to write what I knew. The best way to do that was to cast a scientist as a leading character. He has plenty of flaws because I had to balance out all the smarts, but I believe you will find him an engaging character. Thanks for the comment.

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  3. Can't wait for the surprise ending, but I promise not to peek. I never look at the end of a book. So...we'll see.

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    1. You have a will of iron! I would be tempted to peek right away. I know this isn't the genre you normally read, Celia, but I thank you for tagging along with me on this ride.

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  4. Congratulations, Maggie! Looks awesome! It is very very hard to go into a different genre--completely--from the one we are most comfortable with or started out writing in. That's how I feel about dipping my toes into the waters of writing for Middle Grade and YA readers. YIKES! Scary, but oh, so fun. I will be snatching up this book--so happy for you, dear friend!

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    1. I think the terror keeps me thinking and writing! Seriously, this book was a delight to write. And I didn't even realize it was science fiction as I wrote it. I kept calling it a futuristic mystery. Someone had to explain to me that a mystery set in the future was called science fiction. Duh. I got it now! You are such a brace person for all the new challenges you've taken on. You're my hero!

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  5. Congratulations on your new venture, Maggie. It sounds like you and science fiction were made for each other!

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    1. What a sweet thing to say! Thank you, Jana, for your kind words and for your comment here at Mudpies. Have a great day!

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  6. Good job, Maggie/Rigel, and isn't it nice to know you have options and don't have to rely on a publisher for the next books. But I'm sure KS will pick them up. I enjoyed G-1.

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  7. Sounds intriguing. Best of luck in this new direction.

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