A science fiction saga in serial novellas.
syzygy (syz·y·gy \ˈsi-zə-jē\) the nearly straight-line configuration of three celestial bodies in a gravitational system; 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.
Part V: Red Shift (Fall 2017)
Part VI: Right Ascension (Winter 2017)
The Science of Syzygy
I did lots of research to make Syzygy’s near-future world as realistic and plausible 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.