Just in case I managed to miss getting the word out through some other form here it is. There is a rafflecopter for Destined for Something, my newest installment in the Next You Universe going on at the Reading for Fun blog today. I got interviewed too.
Here’s the link.
by JH Glaze
This is a short story about how a government experiment can malfunction. A drive to elevate lab animals to human perceived sentience goes wrong and the two scientists responsible for that set of experiments have to justify themselves to a court of their victims.
There are weak points such as the name for the animal who is the main scientist’s protector and pulling in environmental issues takes away from the storyline. I’m not saying these aren’t important but the preachy effect brought it down some for me.
I like the story idea and the main theme.
Let’s start this one out with a clarification. This work is Science Fiction in that it uses current technology or that which is on the very near term drawing board to spin a tale of fiction. And he won.
Shattered Legacy is about the struggle for a private enterprise company to field a space orbiter for commercial infrastructure as opposed to exploration. The story is complete with criminal acts, conspiracy, a mild love interest and the construction of a billionaire visionary (Sinclair Dorian) in love with the goal of helping the human race.
The story line and the quality of character development remind me of the things I thoroughly enjoy in the works of Tom Clancy and Ben Bova. Well done.