Australian sci-fi book
Quorum Treaty, an Australian sci-fi book due for release in 2021, is the first novel in the Lore of Energy and Light series (LOEAL).
The story begins on Earth where Zach Salt and Alzarrae embark on separate paths into D’Olex. For reasons unclear, Earth has been pulled into an intergalactic struggle between Valkers (reptilians) and the Alliance of Planets. Too busy focussed on their pursuit of furthering personal agendas, Alliance Representatives are failing the general populace – those they are tasked to govern. Read the extended synopsis here.
A few words from the Author
I grew up on the stunning Australian east coast of New South Wales in Newcastle, a place dominated by beaches, surfing and a laid-back-she’ll-be-right-mate lookout on life. I found myself surrounded by self-deprecating Aussie humour and a uniquely Australian worldview. That is, never take things or yourself too seriously. So perhaps that is why Book 1 Quorum Treaty has characters that see the light-hearted side in various situations. Another quality of the Australian worldview is a sense that anything is possible. As a teenager, standing on the beach, watching the sun go down over a moody ocean, it was easy to get swept up in the vastness of our country. Looking out to sea I sensed new worlds awaited beyond the horizon. Australia is a vast, open land where the sky is the limit. I felt I could be anything I wanted to be. My mother always told me I could do anything, so why not write an Australian sci-fi book?!
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Throughout my twenties I had no desire to become an author, far from it. I was a radio announcer at that time in my life and enjoyed presenting, and loved the audio medium. It hid something, an issue that grew into a mild problem – dyslexia. For me, it only extends to occasional poor spelling or missing words in a sentence. However I do feel it makes the challenge of being an accomplished author that little bit harder. I feel like I am starting the race a mile back from the blocks and the other runners have already taken off, wearing sports shoes, whilst I hobble in bare feet.
It wasn’t until my early thirties I contemplated script writing and writing books. I always had a few ideas in my head. The story told in the Lore of Energy and Light had been swirling around for a while and finally I put pen to paper. To write an Australian sci-fi book has been a thrill. I have found it a challenge and a delight, spurred on by the support of friends.
Related article: Glen’s writing style
I felt that strict point of view chapters was the best way to convey a story set across multiple locations in the vastness of the universe. It also allowed me to write the innermost thoughts of a character so that a reader could experience a character’s motives and feelings. You can read the Prologue here. If you like the sample chapter, you can get all the latest news and artwork via Instagram: