Year: 3210, Planet: Earth One, City: India Prime
Richard Green awakes over a thousand years in the future; the cryogenic suspension he and his wife Helen have paid for seems to have worked. He finds his body rejuvenated, his mind augmented, and a society that is the complete antithesis of the Orwellian one he left behind. Everything seems too good to be true, except one thing - he can't find Helen.
Are his attempts to establish if she is still awaiting revival, along with the rest of what have become known as Cryogens, being frustrated deliberately? He doesn’t know, but along the way he discovers that, not only are some of the people around him not what they seem, some of them are not even people at all! Worse still, he uncovers evidence that there are forces that want all Cryogens dead.
But fortunately for him he encounters a group of protesters, frightened of being forced into a process known as rebirth, where memories are wiped before being ‘reborn’ into child-like bodies to be raised again. They seem to be fighting against the same forces - and they know something about Helen.
After contact with their leader, it becomes obvious that the only chance of finding what’s happened to his wife is to help them, and that’s when he finds himself at the centre of a struggle that spans more than one Earth. The outcome of which will have fundamental consequences for the survival of all of what he believes to be the Human race - but if putting his life on the line is the only way he can find out what’s happened to Helen, that's what he's prepared to do.
In a world full of immortals, someone has to die!
About the Author
Alex was born the youngest of sixteen children in the English city of Nottingham, UK. He became interested in science fiction after seeing the Moon landing in 1969, and after learning to read from his older brother's superhero comic books. Those scattered comics were rounded up and hoarded, to become the foundation for his ever growing collection. They helped widen his horizon and sparked his developing imagination.
This is the first time he's expressed that imagination by putting pen to paper - or rather finger to iPad.
But along with the other books he is working on in this series, he fully intends to continue to express that imagination through his writing.
He still lives in Nottingham, UK - surrounded by his huge family, friends, his comic collection, and all his gadgets!