Please welcome Rigel Carson to the blog today! Her new book G1 came out on Amazon this week.
Science Fiction Gateway
By Maggie Toussaint w/a Rigel Carson
One of my earliest guilty pleasures was watching Star Trek after school. I loved the idea of space travel, of exploring new worlds, of life on different planets. Star Trek was my science fiction gateway drug.
I liked science fiction before I knew I wanted to be a scientist. My first chosen profession, thanks to the Moon Landing, was astronaut, but that wasn’t a good fit for lots of embarrassing reasons, the worst of which was motion sickness. So, science became my career.
My Environmental Science degrees gave me a broad background. Some geeky tasks I did: monitored water quality, checked people for contamination at a government facility, collated geology data in a foreign country, distilled extracts from soils to yield compounds to test for anticancer properties, wrote technical reports, and used fish and frogs to check groundwater quality for soldiers.
Through it all, I maintained my love of science fiction, but I began writing science fiction in a roundabout way. I started in romance, thinking that would be easy. Ha! I got the hang of it, but I liked romance with suspense better, so I added a mystery line. Then I set a mystery in the future. Guess what? That’s science fiction! Kindle Scout picked up G-1, and now my Guardian of Earth series is launched.
Though plague, locusts, and earthquakes riddle 2065 Earth, brilliant and reclusive hydrologist Zeke Landry focuses on solving the problem of the world’s vanishing water supply with the help of a souped-up robot named Forman. When his uncle disappears, Zeke and his dashing sidekick search the country for Uncle John. A routing error lands Zeke’s travel pod far from its destination. Worse, every step he makes puts him in harm’s way and has him questioning his employer’s agenda.
Chaos reigns as food and water shortages destabilize governments. The Chameleons, a secret society poised for world domination, believe Zeke has the keystone, an object of great power. They’ve already murdered in their quest to find the keystone, so if Zeke can’t produce it, his hours are numbered.
A fish out of water, Zeke must face his worst fears to outwit his enemies. He must step into his late father’s shoes to protect his heritage.
How did you become a fan of science fiction? What was your gateway “drug?”
Connect with Maggie Toussaint w/a Rigel Carson
Author Website: http://www.rigelcarson.com