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The Rich Tapestry of the Empire.

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The Khekarian series is a collection of separate and very diverse stories told over a period of time in the order with which they unfold – You will meet people from a broad spectrum of society – paupers, captives and slaves, merchants, seers, military personnel, all the way to rulers and conquerors – their lives, their loves, their kingdoms.

You’ll encounter individuals with their own stories to tell, ordinary people, some touched, some savaged by the imperial war. You’ll also meet key players in the strife and struggles as the two empires collide.

The Khekarian Threat starts on a wilderness planet in the Terran Sector, but ends up in alien territory far away, on a planet falling into enemy hands. The first tale is about Aleisha, but it’s also the beginning of Sturn’s story, an exiled Khekarian Prince and his return to power. If you enjoy in-depth science fiction with solid characterization, realism, a vast landscape and full galactic scope, this is the series for you.

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Now She’s a Slave?

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The Terran working team was not what Aleisha expected.

Within days of her arrival to the wilderness world, they had her pegged, they had her tethered, they had her sold.

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Worlds Without Laws – Sci-fi series with Murder, Kidnapping and Slavery.

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It had to be where laws were few and ineffectual, a place where the population was sparse, and law enforcement only existed inside remote settlements – the plight I gave to Aleisha could not be easy to overcome.

It was one of the reasons The Khekarian Threat is a sci-fi, although my love for science fiction would never have seen it anything else.

Wilderness planet colonization allows for almost any adventure. It also provides an assortment of backdrops with regard to different environments, politics, life, war, situations and delicious problems.

Murder, kidnapping and slavery just add to the fun!

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A Killer in the Team and a Child of Mars.

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Aleisha was born on Mars. She was eleven when she moved to Earth and fell in love with the wondrous sights there – The cities were not domed, they were open and free – The sky was blue by day, not red, and the sunsets were opposite to what she was used to.

Best of all there was Earth’s natural wilderness. The sheer scope of it awed her, the diversity of flora and fauna excited her. It was all so alien to a child of Mars.

She knew from that moment on that she wanted to live and work in a wilderness setting. She wanted to become a pioneer. She wanted to explore new worlds. As soon as Aleisha was of age (16), she joined Space Exploration And Settlement (SEAS), then waited more than a year to be placed out along the distant edge of Terran space colonization.

Within days of her arrival, though, she realizes that her dream has turned into a nightmare, but there’s no going back now and no way out.

There’s a killer in the team, a murderer with no remorse, no care.

He’s Khekarian.

He wants to own her.

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Teleporter as a Tether?

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Who’d have thought! It’s as efficient as a manacle – the teleporter locked on Aleisha’s wrist makes it impossible for her to escape the pioneering road team determined to sell her to the Khekarians.

She can run if she wants to, but they’ll just bring her back again.

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Evading the Police (the OTHER reason for writing Sci-fi).

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I’m a perfectionist, I really do want to get things right, particularly the supporting facts and figures of my novels for the simple reason that realism is THE most important foundation you can have – ever – and if it’s not there, unless you are writing a spoof, you’ve lost it as a writer – There has to be truth in there and not just big truths, but little truths as well.

Details count. If you’ve got a cop in your story, for instance, he or she has to speak and act like a cop and behind that police officer, there have to be real (or at least realistic) laws. Same with soldiers, same with doctors, same with anybody. You cannot walk in their shoes in everything BUT their expertise – it’s their expertise that you need. That means you have to study to some extent and think and speak like they do.

Law enforcement was the issue for me. There are laws against roughing up someone. Laws against murder. Laws against kidnapping and selling people into slavery.

So, Stephen, the team leader sells his latest new recruit (Aleisha, 17) to the two Khekarians in his team because they want a psychic and she’s it. She’s not very good at it, but who cares? It will mean a life of slavery in a savage empire for her, but freedom for Stephen and the rest of his team when those same Khekarians finally go away, not to mention extra money in his pocket.

What a bastard! And what’s not to like? As it turns out, in any other format, there’s plenty not to like. The story is great, but it dies a death if all Aleisha has to do is get to the police station.

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