Did you ever stop and think what it would be like to live on a different world from Earth? Not just an inhospitable one like Mars or a moon around Jupiter, but a world capable of supporting human life. Trouble is, planets like those are light-years from us and to travel to another star system would take years, decades even. Would you still sign up to go if given the chance? I agree, it’s a big decision.
In my science fiction series, The Epherium Chronicles, I wanted to explore that possibility. There are choices to be made—both good and bad—to make it happen. The outcomes of those decisions will have severe repercussions.
One of the fun parts of writing Embrace, and the other novels in this series, was the creation of the characters. My main character, Captain James Hood, is a brilliant commander, but a reluctant hero. He’s been on the forefront of a lot of battles. Despite his victories, there are combat decisions that continue to plague his mind.
For another character, I wanted to add something close to me. My father suffers from Parkinson’s disease. To honor his struggle, I used a nervous system disorder in the background of Lieutenant Maya Greywalker. Maya is one of three surviving subjects from a genetics experiment to cure a disease similar to Parkinson’s. The results of the experiment left her with augmented abilities. I’ve had long conversations with readers about my characters, and besides Hood, Maya Greywalker is always a topic.
It’s been a great experience creating Embrace and I’m excited for readers to enjoy it as well.
Book one of The Epherium Chronicles
Hope. Captain James Hood of the Earth Defense Forces remembers what it felt like. Twenty-five years ago, it surged through him as a young boy watching the colony ships launched by mega-corporation Epherium rocket away. He, like so many others, dreamed of following in the colonists’ footsteps. He wanted to help settle a new world—to be something greater.
Then came the war…
Hope. During years of vicious conflict with an insectoid alien race, it was nearly lost. Though Earth has slowly rebuilt in the six years since the war, overcrowding and an unstable sun have made life increasingly inhospitable. When mysterious signals from the nearly forgotten colony ships are received, Hood is ordered to embark on a dangerous reconnaissance mission. Could humanity’s future sit among the stars?
Hope. Hood needs it now more than ever. As secrets about the original colonists are revealed and the Epherium Corporation’s dark agenda is exposed, new adversaries threaten the mission, proving more dangerous to Earth than their already formidable foes…
T.D. Wilson was born in 1968 in Troy, Ohio and has been an avid fan of science fiction and fantasy from a very young age. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and has supported the systems and networks in several of the largest Supercomputing data centers in the world. His early thirst for adventure in reading began as he explored many of the great stories of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. As his reading scope expanded, Mr. Wilson was fascinated by strange new worlds from the magical of Middle Earth and Narnia to the far reaches of space in Star Trek and Babylon 5. As a science fiction author, he strives to integrate a realistic flavor to his worlds by providing his readers a feel for the real science in science fiction. A topic he loves to discuss with his friends and readers. Mr. Wilson still lives in Ohio with his wife and their two sons.