A science fiction saga in serial novelle.
syzygy (syz·y·gy \ˈsi-zə-jē\) 1. the alignment of three celestial bodies. 2. a pair of connected or corresponding things.
Ash was never supposed to visit Earth. After a genetic engineering catastrophe wiped out civilization, the survivors—inhabitants of a lunar mining colony—planned to rebuild on Mars. That was before a group of rebels seceded to the dark side of the moon, taking critical materials with them. Now conscripted teenagers scavenge the ruined third planet for species to use in terraforming. At fifteen, Ash is the best diver in a generation. But when tragedy strikes, he vows to end his colony’s dependence on its old homeworld at any cost.
Skye has never set foot on Earth. It’s not even visible from the moon’s far side, although the exiles’ mystic leader promises they will return home someday. Skye has discovered something that could realize this long-awaited dream, but she’s an outcast among outcasts, and no one will listen to her plan. To save her people, she might have to betray them.
Worlds collide when Ash and Skye meet, blurring the boundaries between enemies and allies, deception and truth. Their choices could preserve a future for humanity…or finally drive it to extinction.
Includes the entire hexalogy and a previously unpublished prequel novelette.
Or read the series individually:
- Part I: Transient Phenomena
- Part II: Opposition Effect
- Part III: Retrograde Motion
- Part IV: Escape Velocity
- Part V: Red Shift
- Part VI: Right Ascension
“This author excels at putting the ‘Science’ in Science-Fiction…amazing info is expertly folded in with a fictional story in such a way that it feels incredibly real. …Well researched, full of thoughtful themes and developed characters, this is a marvelous Sci-Fi series that I think everyone will love, from YA to adult.”
– Anela Deen, author of Failsafe and the Insurrection series.
“This never feels like a young adult novel. Instead, it’s an intriguing look at two opposed post-apocalyptic societies on Earth’s moon, with interesting world-building details that show how both factions view their place in humanity’s future… The fast-paced plot has lots of twists and turns.”
– J.L. Gribble, author of the Steel Empires series
The Science of Syzygy
I did lots of research to make Syzygy’s near-future world as realistic as possible. Along the way, I learned some fascinating things about the real science underpinning my fiction and wrote a series of blog posts to share it.